City Breaks to Brussels
There was a time, a few decades ago, when Brussels suffered from some misguided planning ideas which resulted in various constructions being built that did not fit in with the rest of the city. It was also carved up by new roads. However, nowadays the city is looking great and many people coming on city breaks Brussels style find the hotchpotch of buildings appealing.
The more rundown areas have been smartened up, renovation has been on-going and the people take pride in their capital once again. So if you are looking for a pleasant city break Brussels is the place to go.
Some of the city breaks Brussels offers
For the perfect city break, Brussels is ideal as it is a compact capital with most of the major sights within walking distance. This means you can feel like you have achieved what you set out to do in a few days on a city break in Brussels.
For the comic strip orientated, Brussels cannot be beaten. It is the home of Tintin, the Smurfs, and many other internationally acclaimed cartoon characters. In Brussels, it is called the Ninth Art, and you will soon find out on your city break that this type of art form is not just for children. If you want in indulge in comic strips on your city break, Brussels has places such as the Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinee, Fondation Raymond LeBlanc and many murals on public walls.
If you have children with you on your city break, Brussels is very accommodating with many parks, farms, a go-karting track, a toy museum, and even a display of dinosaur skeletons in the Musee des Sciences Naturalles, to amuse all ages.
For beer-related city breaks, Brussels has the edge over all others as it is the capital of a country which produces over 400 different types of beer. At the Cantillon Brewery you can take a tour and a taste, and if you are so inspired to take a few bottles home with you, some outlets let you try before you buy.
Festivals in Brussels
Many people take city breaks Brussels style to enjoy the glorious festivities that are held throughout the year. One of the most spectacular is the Flower Festival held in August on even-numbered years. For four days the Grand Place is covered in millions of flowers depicting historical scenes.
For movie-loving city breaks Brussels Film Festival takes place in the winter months along with an antiques fair in February. In July, the Ommegang, which translates as ‘a tour’ and has been going since 1549, draws crowds from all over the world to see a procession of more than 2,000 people dressed up in Renaissance costume.
For quick city breaks, Brussels is a great place to go. You can be there from the UK in less than an hour by plane and be enjoying a coffee or beer by lunchtime. Check out the great deals offered by BudgetAir and start planning your city break Brussels style now.