Conveniently located between the city centre and trendy urban areas, Floris Hotel Ustel Midi invites tourists to discover the charm of Brussels. The hotel boasts a breakfast area which opens onto a garden terrace, perfect for al fresco meals. Guests can unwind in air-conditioned rooms which feature bright colour schemes, TVs and en suite bathroom amenities.
Weaved between a maze of cobbled streets, market squares and canals, the Hans Memling Hotel invites travellers to explore Bruges, one of Europe’s best preserved medieval cities. Rooms are decorated in red and peach tones and come fitted with TVs, minibars and en suite facilities. The hotel sits within a 10-minute walk from feudal landmarks such as Belfry of Bruges, a 12th-century bell tower in the central Market Square, and St Anne’s Church, a testimony of Baroque architecture, while the nearby canal invites for leisurely strolls or boat rides through “The Venice of the North”.
Groupon’s Guide To Brussels
Known as the Capital of Europe, Brussels is a world-renowned cultural centre which combines museums and architectural landmarks with modern art. As the sun sets on the city’s many Art Nouveau buildings, century-old mansions and churches, the former fortress turns into a cosmopolitan place with bars, restaurants and buzzing nightlife.
Strolling through narrow alleyways and cobblestoned streets, tourists may visit La Grand-Place, a 17th-century square blending Baroque, Gothic and Louis XIV architecture styles. Modern art form seekers may admire an iconic five-sphere structure at the Atomium, an imposing 102-metre complex that pairs up traditional cuisine with panoramic views over the city, in the on-site restaurant. At the foot of the Atomium, the whole Europe awaits to be explored at the Mini-Europe entertainment park that exhibits approximately 80 cities and 350 buildings in miniature. Music lovers can head to La Monnaie, the largest opera house in Belgium, featuring theatre performances, recitals, dance and classical concerts. No Brussels tour would be complete without taking a glimpse into the history of chocolate, a Belgian delight, at the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate, where travellers with a sweet tooth can even learn to make artisanal truffles. Brussels weather is temperate, but the city experiences a fair amount of rain, with about 200 rainy days each year. In summer, maximum temperatures are generally a pleasant 22°C to 25°C, but visitors are advised to bring an umbrella when visiting the city. September enjoys temperatures of up to 20°C, while the average temperatures in October may drop to 11°C.
Groupon’s Guide To Bruges
Bruges, famous for its Belgian chocolate, boasts medieval attractions adorned with colourful lights, architectural beauty and winding waterways. Visitors can immerse themselves in the medieval majesty and rich historical heritage of this iconic city, take a stroll on quaint cobbled streets around the romantic Minnewater (Lake of Love) and absorb the ambience of the Chapel of the Holy Blood. Travellers visiting Bruges in the winter should visit the famous Christmas Market in the Market Square, with its distinctive bell tower all lit up. Visitors will find stalls with Christmas gifts and decorations, handicrafts, as well as mulled wine, hot chocolate and local delicacies, and enjoy the cheery atmosphere of the season.