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Stedentrip de Chocola van Brussel
From 290 €
Brussels, Belgium

Stedentrip de Chocola van Brussel

Transport + Accommodation
Created: Thursday, February 15, 2024 - Departure: Friday, July 12, 2024
Ref ID: 1143311
Total price From 580 €
Created: Thursday, February 15, 2024 - Departure: Friday, July 12, 2024

About the destination

From its breathtaking medieval centre to its 21st-century temple to Surrealism, the new Magritte Museum, Brussels offers the visitor a great deal more than just beer and chocolate and is resoundingly unlike its unfortunate staid image as the home of EU bureaucrats. Indeed, Brussels is a creative, dynamic city. Its compact city centre is clustered with bars, restaurants and museums set along cobbled streets. Inevitably, most tourists head to the Grand-Place. With its ornate Flemish guild houses, impressive Town Hall and buzzing atmosphere, it would be difficult to find a more beautiful square in the whole of Europe. It deservedly is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is the city’s crowning jewel. Wander next to the nearby Royal and Sablon districts teeming with art galleries and antique shops. Throw away your map and meander down a myriad side streets, discovering flea markets, art-deco houses and boutique stores. The Bruxellois take pride in their self-effacing, intellectual sense of humour, underpinned by a strong appreciation of the bizarre. The city has a long-running love affair with the Surrealist art movement, pioneered by René Magritte, and with classic comic strips, epitomised by Hergé's boy hero, Tintin. There's a telling irony in the fact that the city's best-known landmark is the Manneken-Pis, a tiny statuette of a urinating boy. Meanwhile, all of this sits alongside world-class collections of art, fabulous cooking including mussels, frites, waffles and whelks, some of Europe’s best and unique beers (literally, there are thousands of varieties), and master-chocolatiers. The city’s cultural calendar is packed with events for everyone from the massive, raucous Foire du Midi street fair every July teeming with stalls and fairground attractions to the legendary Christmas Market that takes centre stage in the Place Sainte Catherine with 240 stalls, a skating rink, a big wheel, and numerous rides. One of the biggest events is Art Brussels, showcasing the city’s edgier, creative side and a hub for art connoisseurs from around the globe. If you’re a Euro-loving national, check out the European Quarter, centered around Schuman and the Berlaymont. Its liveliest part is the Place du Luxembourg: all its bars fill up around 6pm on week days with some of the 20,000 diplomats, politicians and civil servants who reside in the city after Brussels became the centre of international political following WWII. Open your eyes and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by all that Brussels has to offer.
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12 Jul
Departure transport
Departure
FlixBus
FlixBus - FLIXNL
12:40 - Utrecht, Utrecht
15:25 - Brussels, Brussels-North station
Nonstop
Cabin Class: Economy
12 Jul
Accomodation
3 Nights
Welcome to my place B&B 9.1 Superb
Brussels - At 1.2 km from the centerBED AND BREAKFASTPlace Quetelet, 1, Brussels 1210 Comfort tweepersoonskamer, privébadkamer
With a stay at Welcome to my place B&B in Brussels (Saint-Josse-ten-Noode), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Royal Palace of Brussels and Avenue Louise. This bed & breakfast is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from La Grand Place and 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from Atomium.This smoke-free bed & breakfast features bicycle rentals nearby.Make yourself at home in one of the 2 guestrooms featuring DVD players. Your bed comes with down comforters and premium bedding. Complimentary wireless internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms feature showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.A complimentary full breakfast is served daily from 8 AM to 10 AM.Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
13 Jul
Tickets
Chocolate Workshop and Self-Guided Museum Visit at Choco-Story in Brussels
Chocolate Workshop and Self-Guided Museum Visit at Choco-Story in Brussels
2 Entrances ( Volwassenen van 13 tot 100 jaar: 2 )
1 hour 14:00 Chocoladeworkshop en zelfgeleid museumbezoek in Choco-Story in Brussel
Non refundable
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14 Jul
Tickets
Brussels Small-Group Chocolate Appreciation Tour
Brussels Small-Group Chocolate Appreciation Tour
2 Entrances ( Volwassenen van 10 tot 100 jaar: 2 )
2 hours 14:00 STANDAARD
Non refundable
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15 Jul
Return transport
Return
FlixBus
FlixBus - FLIXNL
09:15 - Brussels, Brussels-North station
12:25 - Utrecht, Utrecht
Nonstop
Cabin Class: Economy
Total price From 580 €
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