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Brussels with the family: travel diary



Do you want to escape for a weekend with your family? Don't wait any longer, spend 3 days in Brussels with your children thanks to our travel diary.

 

Day 1: From the smallest to the biggest, see Brussels differently

First day of culture and adventure. In the course of the day we'll take a tour of Europe, see Brussels from above and treat ourselves to a moment of relaxation in the tropics or the forest.


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Morning:

We take a walk to the foot of Vesuvius and the Eiffel tower to start our day. Mini-Europe offer everybody the pleasure of a new perspective on the most famous moments of the European Union's history. Everyone can take their own route through Europe and we'll meet in Seville when Big Ben strikes.

Morning:

We put on our swimming costumes and, from the top of one of the water slides, we slide happily into the waves of %$ELTO(61470,Océade tropical swimming pool)$%. The fun continues with a few strokes in the pool, among the impressive water fountains.

Lunch:

We go on to the Atomium, Belgium's universal symbol. A style and universe that has been carefully preserved since the trente glorieuses (the thirty year post-war boom). Ready for a paper chase in the tubes and spheres? The paper chase finishes in the restaurant-sphere with its panoramic view of Brussels.

Afternoon:

After a coffee break, we set off for "Sortilège.be". Everyone becomes a medieval princess or knight. Now it's time for an adventure in the magical forest or the hellish hill.

Fancy a little dessert?

Day 2: Brussels' museums, much more than museums

A day in a museum in Brussels, it's original and there's something for all tastes. To find out more, visit the "Brussels Museums" web portal of the Conseil bruxellois des Musées. It's a veritable mine of useful information.


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Morning:

A morning spent discovering the history of Belgium in our Kings' footprints, in a dream-inspiring environment. The BELvue Museum lies right next to the Royal Palace, in a large and bright building. The garden and terrace invite you to relax.

Lunch:

When you start to get peckish, don't be surprised if your feet begin to lead you to Choco-Story Brussels, the old Cocao and Chocolate Museum. Here you will discover Xocoatl, the ancestor of the chocolate we eat today. Don't miss the fascinating demonstration by the master chocolatier and the stunning collection of dresses made out of chocolate.

Afternoon:

What could be more relaxing than watching fish dance and swim? The Brussels Aquarium goes further and opens a world of biodiversity and respect of the environment to you through multicoloured species from around the world.

Evening:

To round off our day, we treat ourselves to a family stroll in Elisabeth park and we admire the beautiful Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg.

Looking for gourmet ideas?

Day 3: Iguanodons and classic cars and European neighbours

There are a few interesting sites in the heart of the European quarter. Set off to admire a genuine iguanodon, a Maserati Mistral Coupé and its sister cars and to test your knowledge of the European Union.


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Morning:

The day begins in a fantasy world, with an encounter with creatures that starred in cinema that we have always imagined, but never come face to face with. With iguanodons and Neanderthals, the Brussels Museum of Natural Sciences is a place packed with endless discoveries for all.

Lunch:

In an age of "cars that can drive themselves", what a delight it is to (re)discover the beautiful machines that heralded the beginning of the age of the motor car. Autoworld exhibits machines that are unthinkable today, bursting with creativity and ingenuity. Their mechanics are indeed talented!

Afternoon:

The European Institutions: a little-known world for most of us. After your visit of the Parlamentarium, in the heart of the European quarter, people will be able to ask you anything. It is an unmissable place to get to know the European Union.

Evening:

To finish off our Brussels discovery break in style we head to the Grand-Place. One of the most beautiful squares in the world and a listed UNESCO World Heritage site. It's stunning when it's lit up at night. Not forgetting to greet our new friend, the famous Manneken-Pis

To organise a family dinner...


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