The battle of Waterloo 1815 a year and place which will never be forgotten in the history of the world. On the fields around Waterloo came an end to the Napoleonic Era and the Reign of Napoleon, Emperor of the French. After almost 2 decades of non-stop Napoleonic warfare the fate of Europe was settled by two of the most brilliant commanders of their time on the fields of the battle of Waterloo 1815 the last of the Napoleon battles.
The name of Waterloo was mentioned for the first time in 1102 designating a small hamlet at the limit of a big forest along a major road linking Brussels and Genappe, and further south the coal mines area. Waterloo was located at the crossing of the main road with a path leading to a farm.
First visit to an "outstanding" garden: absolutely not to be missed is the cathedral-like beech grove, the belvedere, the massed banks of rhododendrons and azaleas, forested valleys, lakes, the formal garden, the amazing trees and the varied wildlife.
The lion hill, which is the main memorial monument of the Battle of Waterloo, indicates the spot where the Prince of Orange was wounded. A total of 226 stairs leads to the top of the monument where one can enjoy a beautiful view of the entire battlefield.
The European Commission (EC) is the executive body of the European Union responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the Union's treaties and day-to-day running of the EU.
The Grand'Place is the central square of the city of Brussels. The Grand'Place is considered as one of the most beautiful places of the world. The Grand-Place of Brussels was registered on the World Heritage List of the UNESCO in 1998.
Known worldwide as the home of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the diversity of the city beckons visitors to explore its historic past as well as its modern pleasantries. It starts at The Waterloo Battlefield where visitors discover Waterloo’s tragic but enduring past. Then, there’s The Hergé Museum and the epic castle grounds of The Villers-la-Ville Abbey. For modern fun, guests enjoy theme park attractions at Walibi and outdoor adventure at Aventure Parc. And the diverse population creates an eclectic group of dining and shopping venues in downtown Waterloo. As for Martin’s Grand Hotel, it’s in the middle of it all while being only 20 minutes from Brussels – making it one of the best luxury hotels near the Brussels International Airport.
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