mardi 27 septembre 2016

Must see Brussels Architecture

Grand place : Grand place is one of the most stunning squares in Europe and is also a UNESCO world heritage site. It has been used as the Brussels town square since the 12th century however most of the buildings weren’t built until around the 14th to 17th century.

The Atomium : The atomium was originally built as a temporary exhibition for the 1958 world fair.

Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert : These galeries come in three parts la Galerie de la Reine, la Galerie du Roi, and la Galerie des Princes. Construction began in 1846 under King Leopold. These Galleries grouped together are calles “les Galeries royales de saint-hubert” and they were where the aristocrats of the time would go to relax and shop. All three spaces were designed by Jean-Pierre Cluysender.

Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula : This gothic church dates all the way back to the 8 or 9th century, however the construction was only fully completed around 1500’s.

Maison Cauchie : This house was built in 1905 by Paul Cauchie, and it was created to be his personal home. This house is one of the many art nouveau buildings around the city!

Maison Autrique : This house was built in 1893 as one of Victor Horta’s first significant constructions. This house marks the begging of Vicotr Hortas career in art nouveau.

 Horta Museum : The museum is actually located in what used to be the private residence of victor Horta. This house was built between 1898 and 1901 and represents art nouveau at its height.

Cinquantenaire : The cinquantenaire arch was built to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the independence of Belgium. The construction finished in 1905 however the architech Gidoen Bordiau was never able to see the finished product as he passed away in 1904.

mercredi 7 septembre 2016

Noël à Bruxelles

Quoi de plus parfait que de venir fêter noel à Bruxelles ? C'est l'un des meilleurs moment de l'année pour venir profiter de la capitale belge ! Depuis déja 16 ans la ville organise un immense marché de noel. Il se tiendra cette année du 25 novembre 2016 jusqu'au 1er janvier 2017 un peu partout dans le centre ville. Quoi de mieux pour venir savourer une bonne gauffre et un bon vin chaud pour combattre le froid sur la place Sainte Catherine. Ou encore vous pouvez aussi allé faire du patin à glace sur la place de la monnaie. De nombreuses annimations sont proposées tout au long du mois de décembre. Pour plus d'informations vous pouvez vous rendre sur le site de l'office de tourisme de Bruxelles. Et si vous cherchez un hôtel, n'hesitez pas, le Leopold Brussels EU **** est fait pour vous ! Nous vous proposons differents packages pour venir passer de magnifiques fêtes à Bruxelles ! 

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jeudi 18 août 2016

Everybody knows that Belgium is known for its busseling music scene ! So where are the best spots in brussels to hear some live muisc ?

 La Tentation
28 Rue de Laeken, 1000 Brussels
25 Rue des Ursulines, 1000 Brussels
 Café Floreo
19 Rue des Riches-Claires, 1000 Brussels
 Art Base
29 Rue des Sables, 1000 Brussels
Sounds Jazz Club
28 Rue de la Tulipe, 1050 Brussels
La tentation

But also...
Anspachlaan 110
rue A.Dansaert 6

place Flagey 18 
rue A.Orts 20-28
rue du Pont de la Carpe 7
Marche au fromage 22 bis
Café Bizon
Rue Borgval 14-16
37 Vieille Halle aux Blés
Rue de la Violette 22

22 rue Royale Sainte-Marie

Rue Royale, 236
Rue des Pierres 50
Rue Jules Van Praet 28

Rue de la Tulipe 28
   Café Belga

lundi 1 août 2016

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mercredi 27 juillet 2016

Brussels definitely has some good shopping but are you wondering where to go?

First stop would be the high end Avenue Louise home to all of the most luxurious brands. However we know those are just for look, so if you down towards port de Namur you are sure to hit all you usual stores like zara and H&M!

Then there is Rue Nueve which is closer to grand place, this road has all the usual’s including stores such as Primark. Definitely not as shi-shi as Avenue Louise but it is surely a good place to get your fix of shopping! If you feel adventurous take a walk around bourse and saint gery area. Here you are sure to find many cool stores, vintage shops, and vid dressings! If you are in this area and the weather starts to get bad head back up to Rogier and you will find city 2 which is an indoor shopping centre.

Head to Woluwe shopping center to check out one of the biggest shopping malls in Belgium and the biggest in Brussels. Perfect for something to do on those grey and rainy Belgian days!

lundi 18 juillet 2016

Dream holiday or just a nightmare?

When you go to search engine sites and you see that you can book a night in a hotel for 20 euros cheaper, why does this not always ring bells of scam! There are so many fraudulent companies out there and there always have been, so why are we not more careful? After checking our hotel on trivago today we saw a company called, it seemed a bit confusing how they were able to offer our hotel for 20 euros cheaper than any other site? Everyone knows that perfect rate parity does not always exist, however 20 euros difference seems a bit odd no? These kind of sites will look up the cheapest rate over the whole year and advertise the room rate at that price all year round. Booking with a site like this is putting yourself at risk! If they can honour the offer they stated then they will, however more often than not they haven’t booked the accommodation yet and will either raise the price after you book or book you into another hotel than the one that you were planning on staying in (and often that accommodation is not of the same quality). It may say that it is refundable, but have you read the fine print? Because if you didn’t read the fine print be sure to have to comply with any rise in prices, as you are probably not going to be entitled to a refund. If it looks too good to be true then mostly likely it is!  You must fully check company polices on bookings, and refunds! A great example is, this company had been in some financial problems for quite some time now, and finally went bankrupt a few weeks back. This left all their customers who had trusted and booked with in a sticky situation, making them have to pay their accommodation TWICE. With some People having to find out that their hotel had not been paid for by once they were already there. If the customer had already received a confirmation of their flight, they will have a choice to make, either still take their flight and repay for their accommodation or on the other hand lose their flight as well. To make matters worse this company was still taking people’s money all the way up until the last hours before they claimed bankruptcy! The easiest way to avoid this mistake is to use reputable sites, you should always pay through credit card (NEVER bank transfer or cash as it is easier to keep your money), as well always check the reviews to see if there are warning signs of fraudulent activity. However again these websites can be tarnish with fake reviews as we even have here proof of offering a 25 pound discount to write positive comments (see below abstract A)! Finally the most full proof way to avoid a scam is to BOOK DIRECT! Book your flight direct, as even on sites such as there can be sketchy websites and the prices that are shown are not live! Book your hotel direct, as most of the times it is the cheapest path, you will receive the best service, and you KNOW that it is safe. This way you can be sure that you have actually booked the flight you want to be on and reserved the hotel you want to be in! In 2015 British tourist have lost roughly 12 million pounds in scams through online travel agencies, this is a rise of 8.8 million pounds from 2014! So be smart book direct, and research the validity of the sites you book with! 

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