Citadines Toison d'Or Hotel
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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- Pets allowed
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... before they even shut the bridge and we felt sorry for the motorists but it was not our fault. Then we had to wait ages and ages again before they closed the gates!! It was like they could only do one thing at a time and 5 minutes in between each operation. When we were finally going through to the main dock the lock keeper told us that there were already a lot of other yachts waiting to go into the marina. We tied up to wait again but we only had 30 minutes ...
... Brussels to Amsterdam for today, let me know!) but the thought of chocolate and waffles and North Sea cycle route has swayed us, and the other reason of not being able to get our bikes there! We found our hotel easily and set off to find dinner. We passed lots of fresh fish places that cooked the fish for you, and we thought we'd give it a go. But none of them had any prices listed and we had very limited Euros. So ...
... Again, we beg to differ! Whilst it may not have the iconic must see sights like London, Paris and Rome, Brussels is one very cool city, and a great place to chill for a few days.
We had pretty high hopes for Bruges too. So many fellow Aussies told us how pretty it was (but also incredibly touristy), yet some locals warned us against it (and even the LP suggests Ghent is a better, less touristy option), but we would not have missed Bruges for the world. Touristy it may be, ...
... and beautiful. Walking a few more minutes down the road, we visited Manneken Pis, a statue of a boy constantly urinating. It certainly was a statue.
A walk through the Museum of the City of Brussels was quite lovely, with the highlight being a large room dedicated to the hundreds of costumes used to clothe the Peeing Boy statue on various holidays.
We decided to have a late lunch at the only restaurant ...
... up. It was a nice heavy beer. The fries we got were supposed to be the best in Brussels. They were really good! We got them smothered in tartar sauce. It was a little rainy all day and it was still spitting a little on the way home. It was really nice to meet up with ...