It wasn’t for no good reason that Dutch singer-songwriter Dick Annegarn famously sang that he would prefer Brussels, even to Paris. Why not make a visit and find out why?
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Brussels is ideally located just a few feet away from Brussels’ famous central square, the Grand Place. It’s the perfect place to stay if you’re planning to visit the Belgian capital and would like to get around the city with ease.
Brussels in Summer
Summers are sunny and warm in Brussels. Perfect weather for sightseeing! The famous Manneken-Pis sculpture awaits you at the corner of rue l’Étuve and rue du Chêne. But feel free to take your time getting there! You’ll likely be detained by all the sights you’ll see on the way. The capital of Europe has many of them! Not to worry though. The tiny bronze statue will still be there. And not to be overlooked are the equally beautiful city hall and gothic-style King’s House, home to the Museum of the City.
You’ll build up quite an appetite as you walk along Brussels’ mix of bygone and 1960s era building façades. Stop by Chyl Café for a healthy and hearty brunch. Then continue your quest for the best of Belgian gourmet at Maison Dandoy. You’ll love their tasty waffles! Chocolate lovers can satisfy their cravings with the creations of famous chocolatier Pierre Marcolini. What’s your fancy? Chocolate raspberry hearts or gourmet champagne truffles? If it's too difficult to choose and you think you should do a benchmarck, here is our top 5 picks of chocolate delights in Brussels.
Theatre and cinema in Brussels
Film buffs won’t want to miss the many Japanese movies screened nearby at Cinéma Galeries and Bruxelles-les-Bains. Dozens of different films are on offer, chief among them being movies from the famous anime genre and works by talented Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano.
Be sure to visit the Royal Galleries of Saint-Hubert, where you’ll be wowed by the magnificent glass ceiling. The complex houses the Royal Theater of the Galleries. This summer, the theater is presenting Le Prénom. This play presents a comical take on social interactions while portraying the complexity of human relationships.