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Crowne Plaza Brussels Airport

Explore Brussels

Local Tips

Local Tips

Must See

Just 30 minutes by bus from Crowne Plaza Hotel Brussels Airport is historic Brussels, with the handsome Grand-Place square at its heart. Marvel at the Gothic Town Hall and the ornate guildhouses, with opulent wooden interiors home to enchanting cafes.

What's New

Dating from at least the 14th century, the Manneken Pis, the famous statue of a little boy peeing, is hardly new. However, his costume for the day might well be. He has an extensive wardrobe of over 760 pieces, which is newly displayed at the City Museum.


Ask friendly Front Desk staff at Crowne Plaza Brussels Airport about excursions and travel arrangements across Belgium. The hotel is 45km from Antwerp, the city of diamonds, and 110km from Brugge, a charming medieval town and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Must Do

Art in Brussels is playfully elegant, from the interior design inspired by nature at the Art Nouveau Horta Museum to the thought-provoking surrealism at the Magritte Museum. Even cartoon hero Tintin is lovingly explored at the Belgian Comic Strip Centre.

Don't Go Home Without

Sampling melt-in-the-mouth Belgian chocolate. Brussels' cobbled lanes are sprinkled with luxury chocolate shops, while you can admire a chocolatier at work and learn the history of its velvety richness at the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Brussels Expo Conference center

Place de Belgique, Brussels, 1200

Belgium's biggest exhibition center. Brussels Expo has 12 exhibition halls, with a surface area of 3,000 to 13,000 m², as well as an impressive "congress" infrastructure, made up of 2 auditoriums and various meeting rooms

Brussels city center

Brussels is a city of fine food, culture, architecture, Art Nouveau and unreal. It offers a range monumental buildings such as the Grand Place, the Botanical Gardens, ... Not to mention the area of European Communities.

Grand Place: an architectural spendour

Grand Place, Brussels, 1000

One of the most beautiful town squares in Europe, if not in the world! It is a remarkable body of architecture. Concerts and musical happenings are organized throughout the year. The most famous events are the "Ommegang " and the biennial flower carpet

Manneken pis: XXV century fountain

rue de l'étuve, Brussels, 1000

It is a small bronze fountain sculpture depicting a niked little boy urinating into the fountain's basin. It was designed by Jerome Duquesnoy and put in place in 1618/1619. It bears a similar cutltural significance as Copenhagen's Little Mermaid. The famous Manneken-Pis remains the emblem of the rebellious spirit of the City of Brussels

Royal Palace: build by William I

Place des Palais, Brussels, 1000

The Royal Palace of Brussels (Dutch: Koninklijk Paleis van Brussel, French: Palais Royal de Bruxelles) is the official palace of the King of the Belgians in the centre of the nation's capital Brussels. However it is not used as a royal residence, as the king and his family live in the Royal Castle of Laeken on the outskirts of Brussels.

Sablon@ historical and antiques shopping

Place du grand Sablon, Brussels, 1000

Charming neighbourhood of Brussels that still has the aspect of village in the citys heart. Famous for its antique stores.

Waterloo: meet Napoleon and Wellington

Route du Lion 315, Waterloo, 1410

The Waterloo Battelfield has been preserved almost as it was in 1815. Come and find out about the course of this great battle from European history which pitted Napoleon's troops against those of Wellington and Blucher

Walibi Six flags amusement park

Boulevard de l'Europe 100, Wavre, 1300

With the family or friends, take off for the "BIG7", Walibi's 7 most famous attractions : the Calamity Mine train, the risky slides in the Flash Back streams and the Radja river or why not try the wooded circuit of the Loup-Garou, more than 1 km long. And those who are afraid of nothing must not miss the Dalton Terror and the Cobra.

Bruges: Romance in the Venice of the North

The historic city centre is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO. Bruges' most famous landmark is its 13th-century belfry, housing a municipal carillon comprising 48 bells. The city still employs a full-time carillonneur, who gives free concerts on a regular basis. Long with a few other canal based northern cities, such as Amsterdam, it is sometimes referred to as "The Venice of the North"

Antwerp: city of diamonds

Antwerp had an artistic reputation in the 17th century, based on its school of painting, which included Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens, the two Teniers and many others. But is also a city of fashion and has produced designers such as the Antwerp Six. The city has a cult status in the fashion world, due to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, one of the most important fashion academies in Europe.

Kinepolis: movie hall

Biggest movie haal of Belgium. Most movies are available in original version

Autoworld / the Cinquantenaire

Parc du Cinquantenaire 11, Brussels, 1000

Autoworld opens its doors and invites you to discover the automotive history through a unique and outstanding collection : more than 300 vehicles, of all origins.Horse-drawn coaches, two-doors sport sedan from back in the Fifties, dream limos, popular cars… And let us not forget the Motorcycles and the Commercial vehicles!

Belgium comic strip center meet Tintin

rue des sables 20, Brussels, 1000

In a masterpiece of Art Nouveau designed by Victor Horta (1906),the Belgian Comic Strip Center brings together everything related to the comic strip,from its prestigious beginnings to its most recent developments, on more than 4,000 square metres of museum floors.

Horta museum

rue Americaine 5, Brussels, 1060

The Victor Horta Museum in Brussels is an attraction than no fan of art and architecture will want to miss. It comprises both the former home and studio of the man who is widely acknowledged as the key figure in the Art Nouveau world of architecture. The 1893 Art Nouveau style Maison Autrique is the first town house that Horta built in Brussels, and it is one of, if not the first, example of Art Nouveau architecture.The houses that Horta designed in Brussels are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites

University - ULB/VUB

Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt 50, Brussels, 1050

Local university located close to the hotel with many activities available to the public on the campus

Living Tomorrow

Indringingsweg 1, Vilvoorde, 1800

Living Tomorrow offers the chance to visit the house of the future and creative industries of the future.