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Holiday In Brussels

When we say “Belgium”, you think “chocolate”! It’s only natural, as this country is responsible for producing some of the world’s most delectable sweets—making it the confectionary filling in a Netherlands-France sandwich.

Spend your holiday in Brussels wandering through palace halls, kicking back in quirky cafes and searching for all the “Pissing Boy” sculpture fan art you can find. There’s a lot of that, actually. Located in central Belgium, Brussels is home to world-famous art and scrappy street artists. You can visit a ridiculous number of museums and galleries—80, to be precise!—or simply walk down mural-lined streets for an instant culture fix. Speaking of instant fix, scoop up one of our Brussels package deals on the fly, grab an extra bag to bring home some treats, and get outta here!

Things to Do in Brussels

Start your Brussels holiday at Grand-Place, a brightly landscaped square of flowers lined with guild houses and markets. From the centre of Grand-Place, all you need to do is walk a few metres in one direction to tour the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate…or walk in the other direction to expand your beer horizons at Belgian Brewers Museum—we hear there are samples!

A few blocks to the south, you can see the city’s iconic Manneken Pis sculpture up close and super personal. This fountain features a kid doing his business with poise—and he’s Brussel’s de facto mascot, so you’ll find homage to the little tyke all over town.

Next up, celebrate years of childhood reading at the Belgian Comic Strip Center (OK, years of adult reading, too) by browsing over 5000 original drawings. Wanna check out even more original artwork? Look no further than the streets, where the collective Street Art Belgium is splashing the city with colour. Strap into one of lastminute.com.au’s baller Brussels car hire options and check it out!

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Brussels, known for its signature lace, is a fashion fiend’s dream come true. If you want to look like the locals, hit the Flea Market Place du Jeu de Balle and comb the racks and pick up souvenirs at the many vintage shops around town. You’ll find everything you need to look a little high-end and a lot rock ‘n’ roll (Psst! Book deals on Brussels packages, ’cause you’ll wanna save for extra splurging).

You can spend your whole holiday eating. Seriously. Start the day with their world-famous waffles—you can end your day with them too, that’s cool. Just make sure you have room for the chips, because Belgians pair these fried potato wonders with everything from beer-simmered beef to steamed mussels (and they’re darn good!).

When night falls, fall with it into a velvet seat at the historic Théâtre Des Galeries, which has been staging shows since 1847. The surrounding neighbourhoods Illot Sacré and Grand-Place are brimming with bars and nightclubs where you can order a glam cocktail or bust a move to live music.

What’s Next?

It’s time to visit the Belgian capital! Mix and match some sweet as deals on airfares and accommodation when you book Brussels holiday packages with lastminute.com.au! Pack your dessert trousers, traveller, because it’s waffle time!


Guide to Exploring Brussels


Top Hotel Deals in Brussels

Warwick Brussels
Warwick Brussels
5.0 out of 5.0 Rue Duquesnoy 5-7, Brussels
Free Cancellation
AU$181
5.0/5 (1 reviews)

An excelllent hotel within walking distance to Gare du Central literally less than 500 metres. Very close to the Grand Place and situated in a beautiful part of the city. Would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed on 9 Nov. 2016
With a stay at Warwick Brussels, you'll be centrally located in Brussels, within a 5-minute walk of La Grand Place and Manneken Pis Statue.
Hilton Brussels Grand Place
Hilton Brussels Grand Place
4.0 out of 5.0 Carrefour De L'europe, 3, Brussels
Free Cancellation
AU$239
With a stay at Hilton Brussels Grand Place, you'll be centrally located in Brussels, steps from Moof Museum and Square Brussels Meeting Centre.
Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel
Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 Brussels National Airport, Zaventem
Free Cancellation
AU$134
Located in Zaventem, Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel is connected to the airport, within a 15-minute drive of NATO Headquarters and Atomium.
NH Brussels EU Berlaymont
NH Brussels EU Berlaymont
4.0 out of 5.0 Boulevard Charlemagne 11-19, Brussels
Free Cancellation
AU$124
With a stay at NH Brussels EU Berlaymont in Brussels (European Quarter), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of European Union Parliament Building and Cathedral ...
NH Brussels Bloom
NH Brussels Bloom
4.0 out of 5.0 Rue Royale 250, Brussels
Free Cancellation
AU$100
A stay at NH Brussels Bloom places you in the heart of Brussels, within a 15-minute walk of Belgian Comic Strip Center and Cathedral of St. Michael.
The Hotel
The Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 38 Boulevard de Waterloo, Brussels
Free Cancellation
AU$173
The Hotel is centrally located in Brussels, a 4-minute walk from Egmont Palace and 6 minutes by foot from Place du Petit Sablon.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.