Head to the Brussels Atomium, a 102-metre high web of giant chrome spheres that are 165 billion times bigger than a molecule of iron. Built in the 1950s as a symbol of post-war hope, it remains the best example of Belgium's shimmering modern architecture.
Shop for creamy, champagne-infused truffles at the independent chocolatiers of Brussels’ Grande Place. Or stop at a folk music-filled brasserie on the edge of the square for a bucket of mussels and a fluted glass of foaming Belgian beer.
Discover the new exhibitions over surreal at the new Rene Magritte Museum, a 6-minute drive from Crowne Plaza Brussels-Le Palace or over contemporary art at Bozar Palace located 10 min drive.
Explore the fascinated world of the European Parliament at the newly 7/7 open Parlamentarium! Children and adults alike can see how decisions are made and how they influence our daily lives.
Don't Go Home Without
Visiting Place du Grand Sablon, a statue-cluttered square that hosts one of Europe's biggest antique markets every weekend. Ask our knowledgeable Concierge about the best places to shop for Art Deco clocks and typically continental Belgian oil paintings.
Explore Brussels the Belgian way. Bikes are hugely popular and bring the fringes of Europe's capital within reach. Speak to the Concierge at Crowne Plaza Brussels-Le Palace about where to find Villo rental bikes, available by the hour, day or week.