Blend In In Brussels

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Brussels is the seat of the European Union, a melting pot and scenery of people wearing colorful traditional clothing and modern outfits, medieval structures and modern architecture. A well organized city with beautiful parks, museums, cathedrals, cafes and restaurants. It became a centre for international politics after World War II and developed into a beautiful city.

The symbol of the city is the Maneken Pis the statue of a boy peeing , and lately it has had additions such as the Jeaneke Pis  a girl peeing and the Zinneke a dog peeing. The Zinneke is the newest statue which symbolizes the mixture of people in Brussels. In a Brussels dialect “Zinneke” can be translated as a person with mixed origin. But all those people have lots in common, one example are the fired potatoes Belgium is famous for. One of the best places you can enjoy a fine dish is Maison Antoine in the European Quarter. To truly taste the Belgium atmosphere you must taste traditional Belgium bier. One of them is Delirium Tremens which is one of the best biers in the world.

The Square Place du Grand Sablon naturally divides Brussels in two. If you want to experience how people in Brussels spend their Saturday and Sunday weekends, you should come here and see the open air antiques market. People in Brussels love vintage fashion, so there are a lot of boutiques with beautiful vintage clothing. Brussels is a true example of modern living and a fine blend of delicately preserved old and new buildings and traditions.

Bier, chocolate and comics are something that Brusselers enjoy. When you decide to rest at a restaurant or a small cafe, order a bier and read a comic to feel like a true Brusseler.

You must visit the Basilique of Koekelberg which is the fifth biggest church in the world, where you will find an incredible view of Brussels, although you probably won’t like its architecture, or the general impression it makes. On a sunny day visitors can see even 30 kilometers away from Brussels, and the park surrounding it look absolutely amazing. The Atomium is a symbol of the city. It represents the atom enlarged 165 billion times and is one of the major sites for tourists.

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Continue your visit with a walk through Place du Petit Sablon, a colorful flower garden which was formerly a horse market. Enjoy the flowers, statues and fountains which are flawlessly organized and maintained. The art lovers can visit Wiels, a contemporary art centre which shows exhibitions around 6 times a year, and is located in a former brewery. When in Brussels, try to visit the most famous sights as well as to explore the city by yourself. That way you will feel the lifestyle of the locals and not just follow the routes of every otherinternational tourist.

If you are interested in clubs, you can visit the Fuse. Up to 1500 people gather here to listen and dance to techno, electro, drum ’n’ bass, and dubstep music. Following the latest trends in music, here you will feel the notes this city plays.

To become one of the residents, you can take part in the Roller-Bike-Parade. It is organized at the end of the summer and it is a 20-25 km skate tour for everyone who likes roller-skating. Or, if you are just looking for a place to rest, visit the Cinquantenaire, a large park where you can spend a lovely day. You can also visit the Cathedral of St. Michel and Gudule from the 15th century, the Royal Palace Coudenberg the former palace of Emperor Charles the Fifth, Rue de Bouchers, the Town Hall, the Basilique du Sacre Coeur, La Cambre Abbey and much more.

Brussels will amaze you with its Art Nouveau, a style of architecture and art inspired by natural forms. The jewelers of Belgium used this style to create jewelry. They incorporated motifs from nature and here this style achieved its highest peak. You will leave full of impressions and will surely want to come back again.

To get from the airport to you hotel, you can choose from many transportation options, such as metro, bus, car rental or Brussels airport taxis.