Scandic Hotel Grand Place
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After enjoying a most hearty breakfast at the Valk hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands, we went on to a sightseeing trip to Brussels, Belgium. It would be the last city during our visit to the ally called "Benelux." We passed by such cities as Hague and Rotterdam in the Netherlands before arriving in Brussels. The International Tribunal is located in Hague. Rotterdam has the largest port in Europe. And the second largest port is in Antwerp, ...
... and hard to take in all at once. Naturally we saw the Manneken Pis on the way, and the counter-statue, the Jeanneke Pis.
We took a break at the Delirium Village, a conglomeration of cafes/bars with lots and lots of beer. So of course, we had beer. The full drink list is quite thick and fun to look through.
Refreshed, we'd thought to continue on, but it began to rain, ...
... to Bram. After our brief rest, we headed back to Brussels Central Station to pick up our stored luggage and bid farewell to Bram (he would join us again in the morning for our trip to Bruges).
After our couchsurfing experience in London had gone so well, we were eager (as was our bank account) to do it again. Jaclyn and I headed to the eastern part of this city, where we met Bart, our host for the night. Before long the three of us ventured out to ...
... to come along on platform 4. Oops!
Took us to the outskirts of Brussels, but not to the train station. Again, with the help of a stranger on a train, she got us on the Metro to come into Brussels. However, it wasn't that easy. Metro took coins, no charge cards, and we couldn't get the machine to work. Finally watching others, we got it and got on the Metro. 15 minutes later we were in Brussels Central Station.
... 8211;Place’s role as a commercial hub was cemented when the city’s guilds built their headquarters on the square & in the 15th century, it also assumed a civic & political function with the construction of the Hotel de Ville which is actually not a hotel but the Town Hall. The ruling dukes visited the square to meet the people or show off in tournaments, & it was here ...