This important sight in Ghent is a castle with a very turbulent past, closely intertwined with the complex—often stormy—political and social history of the city.Read more
Brussels is a city that never stops surprising and touching your heart. Its mythical round-cobblestone Grand-Place, a Manneken Pis with a bigger wardrobe than yours, its comic strip heroes walking along the walls, its Art Nouveau façades, its Atomium and its glittering spheres, its parks, its greenhouses and its royal gardens are all awaiting you here.
Experience Belgium in the BELvue museum
The BELvue Museum offers a theme-based tour covering Belgium and its history. BELvue chooses to introduce Belgium in seven themes: Democracy, prosperity, solidarity, pluralism, migration, language and Europe. Through modern, visually-pleasing and interactive scenography, visitors learn about the “flat country”, its history, its culture and its specificities.
Visit the Coudenberg Palace
Coming to Coudenberg Palace, you will enjoy an underground tour discovering the palace of Charles V. You will discover the Rue Isabelle and the old structures of the main buildings of the former palace of Brussels, which are now the foundations for today’s royal district and other fascinating structures with their own stories dated all the way to the 12th century.
Lunch at Chez Leon
At the heart of this neighbourhood, the Leon restaurant, temple of mussels and chips, has been in existence for more than 100 years. Enjoy a 2-course meal at Chez Leon:
- Starter: Tomato filled with Ostend Shrimps
- Main course: Mussels Marinières and Chips
- Free drink: The excellent LEON Beer or a glass of Muscadet