Van der Valk Brussels Airport
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Gisteren op het laatste moment nog wat dingen ingepakt en Gijs zijn haar geschoren. Om zeven uur stonden we klaar om te gaan, maar een half uur later dan afgesproken! We sprongen bij Max en Nanouk in de auto, rugtassen in de kofferbak en gaan!
Met alle zenuwen en een biertje erbij ging de rit behoorlijk snel. We checkten in bij Van der …
... Manneken Pis (the little ******/piddler). We were amazed at how such a teenie weenie statue can attract such a crowd. Pam stopped for an authentic Belgian waffle with icing sugar from a street vendor - crispy on the outside, soft, warm and chewy on the inside with just enough sweetness. We walked into the Grand Place and were immediately surrounded with HUGE gothic style buildings, most of them with ...
... with so many things to do that’s not just chocolates, fries and waffles (if you have the heart for it) though those too are a must =P. The EU headquarters, the art deco buildings, the new shiny shopping centres and of course the countless markets that seem to be everywhere =). Anyways, read my other blog entry for a better judge of the true potential of Brussels. This stop was for the catching up of friends and the tasting of delicious foods ...
... quick taste of the legendary chocolate. With so many varieties, I just made a quick sampler pack and shared small bites of delight with my buddy Sean. Shortly after 2, our guide arrived with 3 in tow, bringing our total to 6 (another guy named Eric was just as lost and confused as we were so he waited along with us. Turned out to be really cool!). Expecting some huge group, I was already feeling optimistic about the experience to come, smaller groups = better fun. Let the ...
... American, cocktail and pickle sauces :S ). So after lunch we checked out the historical centre of Brussels including the Grande Plat/Grand Markt/Main Square which was very Brugge-like, and the royal palace, the palace of justice, the cathedral and afew cute garden parks scattered around the city. One of the parks had a fountain full of frogs (toad like frogs, not cute green ones) ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
When we arrived at Van der Valk Brussels Airport they gave us an upgraded room, instead of the room we made the reservation for. Really cool, with a big soft bed and a rain shower. The dinner and breakfast in the restaurant where good. And the shuttle bus to the airport is very convienient.
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