Sunday, 24 July 2011

Visit Brussels; The Brussels Card

The Brussels Card is the best way to see this fascinating capital of Europe. It offers you, during 24, 48 or 72h, free entry to over 30 museums, free use of public transports and exclusive offers in designers boutiques, shops, exhibitions, restaurants & attractions.

Some of what the pass offers

• Free entry to over 30 main museums
• Free access to metro, tram & bus network
• 25% discount for the Atomium
• Between 25 and 50% discount on entry to tourist attractions and tours
• 25% discount (or free drink) in restaurants and bars
• Between 5 and 25% discount in typical shops and fashion designers shops
• 1 Free comprehensive "Brussels Card" guidebook

Reviews on Viator universally agree about the worth and value of buying a Brussels Card for your Visit;

"Superb value for money and so easy to use. Saved a lot of hassle on the Metro and trams, not to mention in the museums."

"We would recommend Brussels and the Brussels card to anyone thinking of travelling to Belgium in the future, it is a great place to spend a long weekend."

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Brussels Summer Festival

The grand buildings, streets and squares of Brussels are turned into concert venues during the Summer Festival with a varied programme of 150 concerts and shows for all.The entertainment ranges from hip hop, folk, reggae and electronic music, street performances, stand-up comedy and kids' entertainment.

The Festival runs from 12 to 21 August and tickets come in 4 and 10 day packages; the new 4 day pass is valid for the first four days of the festival from 12 to 15 August,and offers you access to all stages and activities.

The Brussels Summer Festival can be reached by…

Metro: lines 1 and 5 – ‘Parc’ or ‘Brussels-Central station’ stops

Tram: lines 92 and 94 – ‘Royale’ stop

Bus: lines 27, 38, 71 and 95 – ‘Royale’ stop

Train: Brussels-Central station

Bike: Villo (bike hire) station terminals: rue Royale 66, rue Royale 14, rue de la Régence 20, boulevard de l’Empereur 2 (

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Meyboon Festival, Brussels 2011

The plantation of the Meyboom on the corner of the Rue du Marais and the Rue des Sables is an old, folklore event in Brussels. The Mayboom (maypole) is raised in Brussels, on the anniversary of a wedding which took place in 1213. A posse of costumed locals accompanies the pole (actually a tree) from the Sablon to the Grand Place.

According to legend, the wedding party was ambushed by a gang of youths from Leuven. When the unwanted youths were finally dispatched, the happy couple were entitled to honour their saviour, Saint Laurence, by planting a May tree on his saint's day every year.

The tradition still survives today, and has grown to become one of the major events on Brussels' heritage calendar. It is even recognized by the UNESCO.

This event takes place on Tuesday 9th Aug 2011 in the Place du Grand Sablon. The procession begins at 2pm with the tree being planted 5pm. There is then a bonfire 8.30pm

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Foire du Midi / Zuidfoor / Midi Fair of Brussels

The Midi Fair of Brussels, also known as Foire du Midi in French and Zuidfoor in Dutch, will take place at Boulevard du Midi/Zuidlaan, between Porte de Hal/Hallepoort and Porte d’Anderlecht/Anderlechtsepoort. Stop by and have a whale of a time at the fairground attractions, and enjoy doughnut balls, a wonderful atmosphere, a unique experience and great entertainment.

The fair is open from Saturday the 16th of July until Sunday the 21st of August, every day from 3 pm until 1 am, and during weekends and the eve of a bank holiday from 3 pm until 2 am.

Don’t miss the official opening of the Midi Fair on Saturday the 16th of July at 3 pm at Porte d’Anderlecht/Anderlechtsepoort. A municipal procession with, among others, the mayor, aldermen and the city councillors of Brussels, who will inaugurate the event with a two-hour walk along the fair grounds, stopping at a few stalls for a drink and a rest.

This year, the street animation will be provided by several street artists, for example jugglers, who will distribute a few souvenirs. In addition, two brass bands, ‘Harmonie des Corps de Police de Bruxelles’ and ‘Fanfare des Forains’, will keep up the pace during the walk with their musical rhythms! Moreover, the procession will halt at the statue of ‘Pierrot’ for a ceremony in honour of the fair stall holders who died during the First and Second World War. Pierrot will thus keep watch over the fair and its people.

Brussels Hotel Events News

Friday, 1 July 2011

Bruxelles Les Bains Party on the Beach


Every Friday, la Croisetteke welcomes the best Brussels world grooves parties

DJ Line-up

The Magician (Kitsuné, Brussels)
Rodriguez Jr (Mobilee, Brussels)
Laurenzinho (Play Label, Anarchic, Woodstrasse)
O.D.Math (Play Label, Borderline Corp)
Red'Out (Play Label)
Exon Bacon (Play Label)