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.
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.
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.
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.
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.