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Brussels Park

Stroll the avenue between the Royal Palace and Belgian Parliament to discover the beauty of one of the largest parks in Brussels.

Brussels Park is one of the largest areas of green space in the city, occupying over 13 hectares (32 acres). It was once the property of the first rulers of Brussels. Today the sprawling parklands in the city center are of upmost importance to the people of the city. Go for a morning jog in this popular spot, which is the location of a number of the city’s biggest events. 

Brussels Park was the site of the 1830 riots that started the Belgian revolution. It’s flanked by some of the most notable buildings in Belgian history and politics. Visit the park to discover the architecture and history of the area or just to escape the cobblestones and pavement of the city’s streets.

Stroll the symmetrical path systems that wind through the park to see the statues, fountains and bandstands that are typical of its design. The park is perfectly rectangular with a neoclassicist style favored by its creators. Rows of lime trees provide shade around the park’s edge. Follow the main avenue to reach its centerpiece, a grand pond. From here, view the Palace of Justice and the Royal Palace.

To the north of the park is the Belgian Parliament, with the Royal Palace at its southern end. Walk through the park between your visits to these two important buildings. This path lets you walk past the United States Embassy in the process.

Throughout summer the park hosts outdoor festivals, concerts and parties. See a puppet show in the shade of its oldest trees, a great activity for families with young children. The Theatre Royal du Parc, located in the northeast corner, has a regular program throughout the year. Around midday the park fills with local workers who come to jog or eat lunch. Great people-watching can occur around the central pond.

Brussels Park is located in the heart of Brussels and can be reached by car or metro. Paid street parking is available in the area. The park is open daily and has no fee. Check the Brussels City website for details of events.


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Lodging Near Brussels Park

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Motel One Brussels $76
Motel One Brussels

Motel One Brussels

Rue Royale 120, Brussels
     
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    Located in Quartier Marais-Jacqmain - Wijk Marais-Jacqmain, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cirque Royal and Cathedral of St. Michael. Belgian Comic Strip Center and Museum of Musical Instruments are also within 10 minutes.

    Warwick Brussels $110
    Warwick Brussels

    Warwick Brussels

    Rue Duquesnoy 5-7, Brussels
       
      4.2
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      Warwick Brussels is a 2-minute walk from Brussels City Hall. Guests can stroll 2 minutes to Central Station, which offers metro lines to all of Brussels and trains to other areas in Belgium.

      Novotel Brussels City Centre $93
      Novotel Brussels City Centre

      Novotel Brussels City Centre

      Rue De La Vierge Noire 32, Brussels
         
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        Located in Quartier des Quais - Kaaienwijk, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Catherine's Square, Brussels Stock Exchange, and Halles de Saint-Gery. Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and La Grand Place are also within 10 minutes.

        The Hotel $141
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        The Hotel

        38 Boulevard de Waterloo, Brussels
           
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          Boasting the highest viewing point in the city, this 27-story hotel towers over Egmont Park in central Brussels on the fashionable Boulevard de Waterloo, only 300 meters away from Avenue Louise.

          Bedford Hotel & Congress Centre $61
          Bedford Hotel & Congress Centre

          Bedford Hotel & Congress Centre

          Rue Du Midi 135, Brussels
             
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            Just 450 meters from the Grand Place and 200 meters from Manneken Pis, this central Brussels hotel is also easily accessible from all major business areas of the city.

            Hilton Brussels Grand Place $136
            Hilton Brussels Grand Place

            Hilton Brussels Grand Place

            Carrefour De L'europe, 3, Brussels
               
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              This modern Brussels hotel, opposite Gare Centrale, is 80 meters from the famous Grand Place, 120 meters from the Magritte Museum and 400 meters from Rue Neuve shopping district.

              easyHotel Brussels City Centre $66
              easyHotel Brussels City Centre

              easyHotel Brussels City Centre

              Zilverstraat 1, Brussels
                 
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                Located in Quartier Marais-Jacqmain - Wijk Marais-Jacqmain, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Belgian Comic Strip Center, Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and Cathedral of St. Michael. La Grand Place and Square Brussels Meeting Centre are also within 15 minutes.

                Hilton Brussels City $87
                Hilton Brussels City

                Hilton Brussels City

                Place Rogier 20, Brussels
                   
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                  This 9-story Brussels hotel, built in 1930 and renovated in 2013, is located opposite the famous shopping street Rue Neuve, near Bruxelles Nord train station. Hilton Brussels City is also within walking distance of Grande Place.