A destination that's easy to reach and reasonable prices that won't strain its visitors' pockets, regardless of age. This cosmopolitan city that loves good food lives life its way and expresses itself in a style very much its own: sometimes rebellious and mischievous, sometimes thoughtful and composed, but always very likeable.
The Grand-Place is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Four styles stand alongside each other or sometimes even overlap; it’s a wonderful hotch-potch of Gothic, opulent baroque, neoclassical and neogothic. The Town Hall is one of Belgium's finest civic buildings. Not only because of the numerous sculptures adorning its walls, but also because of its perfect proportions and the incomparable beauty of its tower, the spire of which is topped by the archangel Saint-Michael.
Experience upscale style in Brussels, a world-class European city where culture, architectural history and international commerce collide. Situated just steps from the famous Grand Place, Royal Windsor Hotel Grand Place is a luxury hotel that offers the perfect blend of inviting charm and modern sophistication.
The Royal Palace was built on the site of the former Palace of the Dukes of Brabant which was destroyed by fire in 1731. Started in 1820, it was modified in 1904 under Leopold II, who had it rebuilt in Louis XVI style. The side wings date from the 18th century and at the end of each wing there is a pavilion. On the left that of the Civil List and on the right the Hotel Bellevue which is currently the BELvue Museum.
The Barsey Restaurant is an utterly sumptuous spot for enjoying lunch or dinner. Amidst a perfect setting, courtesy of the renowned French designer Jacques Garcia, the Barsey serves up high-quality, innovative cuisine that is sure to impress and delight in equal measure.
Inaugurated in 1890, the square is surrounded by a superb wrought-iron balustrade, decorated with 48 bronze statuettes which represent the ancient crafts once practised in Brussels. There are ten statues decorating the rear of the park, intended to illustrate the 16th century in Belgium through the country's celebrated scholars and humanists, such as Mercator and Abraham Ortelius, amongst others. In the centre, the statues of the Counts of Egmont and Hornes symbolise the fight against Spanish tyranny in the 16th century.
Historic Art Nouveau buildings line the winding streets of Brussels, setting the scene for one of the most charming and unique landscapes in all of Europe. While classic Belgian favourites like the Grand Place, Manneken Pis and Coudenberg beckon the attention of most visitors, contemporary luxuries and pleasures abound. Belgian beers and gastronomy are some of the most celebrated cuisine in the world and act as appetisers to any Brussels vacation. Art exhibits, historic tours and fashion districts showcase Brussels’ rich history while featuring its newest pleasures. Whether discovering rich Belgian culture or enjoying modern delights, visitors find it near the Royal Windsor Hotel Grand Place.