Aris Grand Place Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Breakfast Available
- Non-smoking rooms
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Multilingual staff
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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For our final day in Brussels, we got up a bit late, and had a late breakfast of frites at the stand outside our hotel (the breakfast of champions). Since it is Sunday morning, we ambled over to the tourist trap street where Mannekin Pis...well, ******...and found it deserted. This was a welcome change from yesterday's selfie-stick-wielding throngs …
Our room has blackout curtains on them, so why was I surprised when I looked at my watch this morning and it said 8:30 am. Did we ever need to catch up on our sleep! I think the only reason we got up was so we didn't miss breakfast which ends at 10am.
Today was planned as a leisurely day.
St. Michael's Church is a one minute walk from our hotel, so we headed there first. It was ...
... to music - it's very impressive. Other highlights are the bamboo cloud surrounding one set of stalls, and the most imaginative Tim Burton-esque merry-go-round (you can see a video here).
For the 11 euro entrance fee, the Atomium is over-rated. Built for Expo 58, this structure - a 165 billion times magnified representation of 9 atoms of iron arranged in a cube crystal lattice - ...
... up building at night that she has ever seen in all the places she's visited in Europe! That's saying quite a lot! Once we got checked in, we headed back to The Grand Place and took pictures and found something to eat...oh, and drink some beer, of course....Belgian beer, now!! Then we just walked and explored and shopped a bit. Oh, we of course had to sample a Belgian waffle for dessert. There are shops all throughout the shopping areas that sell waffles from a window on ...
... chocolate truffles that we chose ourselves. With chocolate covering our faces and fingers, we continued our walk in search of the Manneken Pis…yes the famous and obligatory tourist stop showing the statue of the little boy who pees. Legend has it (there are several, this is the one we like) that the little boy helped put out a town fire with his natural resources and the town folks, being forever grateful, erected a statue of the famous event. The ...