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- European Commission Headquarters (Berlaymont Building)
- Van Buuren Museum
- Constant Vanden Stock Stadium
- Place du Grand Sablon
- European Union Parliament Building
- Manneken Pis Statue
- Square Brussels Meeting Centre
- Brussels Stock Exchange
- King Baudouin Stadium
- Horta Museum
- NATO Headquarters
- Place du Luxembourg
- Brussels City Hall (Hotel de Ville)
- Albert Borschette Conference Centre
Brussels is a city in Belgium that has been in existence for well over a thousand years. Founded by a descendant of Charlemagne, the city has grown from just a fortress locale to a city of 1.2 million today. If you are traveling to Brussels, you should consider taking advantage of Venere's user-friendly interface in order to book one of their partnered Brussels hotels. A rating system used by past guests to rate each hotel is also there, which will help you to determine whether that hotel is right for you. Venere also has options that allow the user to filter the hotel results by price or star rating as well, meaning you can easily find the perfect accommodation for you. Most of the listings offer an extensive amount of interior views, meaning you won't be in for any surprises once you check in.
What's Brussels Like?
The city of Brussels, which originally meant "a home in the marsh", has a number of attractions that visitors can enjoy. Travelers to Brussels will immediately get a sense of a "small town charm" as they walk among the townspeople in the historic streets. Brussels is a mecca for international politics, with both the European Union (EU) and NATO having their headquarters there. Brussels also has a number of trendy restaurants, bars, and an entertaining nightlife. However, for most people one of the main draws of the city would be the priceless artwork that it is known for. The Van Buuren Museum and Gardens is one of many art galleries in the area, and it showcases over five centuries of paintings. For those that like a little variety, strolling the exterior gardens and admiring the craftsmanship and decor will surely be a treat. Visitors will also want to see the statue of the Manneken Pis, which is a statue of a small boy relieving himself. According to legend, the statue was erected after a nobleman lost his small son. He promised that if his son was recovered, he would commission a statue depicting whatever the boy was doing when he was found.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Brussels
The first important thing to remember about Brussels is that there are two official languages: French and Dutch. Many of the road signs that you will encounter will be in both languages. Another important thing to remember is that Brussels and the rest of Belgium has a reputation for having some of the most congested traffic in the world. So if you are planning on renting a car, be aware that you should leave far ahead of time if you are attempting to keep an appointment. Make sure that you are on time and make sure that you allow for the congested traffic! When you are taking a taxi in Brussels there are several things you should know. If you leave anything in a Brussels taxi, unlike other places you will need to know the number of the taxi in order to be able to recover your possessions. Brussels has a surprising amount of golf courses for a European city. There is one located as close as six miles away from Brussels. Finally, consider that King Baudoin Stadium is a popular area that locals go to for concerts such as U2, Madonna, and other famous artists. Enjoy your trip to Brussels, and remember that you can trust Venere for all of your Brussels Hotels.
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