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!
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!
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.
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!
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You don't need to pay top dollar to get some decent shut-eye in Brussels. The Brussels Welcome Hotel, located at 23 Quai au Bois à Brûler, and the Pacific Café Hotel, at Rue Antoine Dansaert 57, are both convenient and cheap as chips. But if luxury is something you can't say no to, the Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo or the Hotel Manos Premier will take care of you.
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on lastminute.com.au from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.