To get a real feel for the various sights, sounds and textures of Brussels, pull on some comfortable shoes and discover nearby areas such as Brussels, Schaerbeek, and Jette.
Laken has plenty of museums, exhibits and show venues within easy reach that make great places to visit. Join a tour, admire the architecture or simply enjoy the fascinating displays at the Belgian Comic Strip Center.
If you are into nature, plan a trip to the nearby green spaces. These are good spots to breathe deeply and relax. Join in a ball game, take a few photos, or just soak up the sunshine at Heysel Park.
If you like to grab a bargain, visit the City 2 Shopping Mall.
Sports fans visiting Laken should head to King Baudouin Stadium to see the Belgim National Football Team doing battle with visiting teams. On weekends the stadium is filled with red, yellow and black, as local soccer lovers join together to get behind their home-grown heroes.
When you’re ready to rest up after a day spent exploring the charming streets of Laken, check in to one of the area's range of short and long stay accommodation options. Check out the rooms and rates at the Metropole Hotel, the Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre, or the Sheraton Brussels Hotel.