Grand PlaceBrussels, Belgium Lance Hawley 200302463
Background One of the most beautiful town squares in Europe, if not in the world, is a phrase often heard when visitors in Brussels try to describe the beauty of the central market square.
Background cont’d… Grand Place is considered a heritage site because through the nature and quality of its architecture and of its outstanding quality as a public open space, it illustrates the exceptional evolution and achievements of a highly successful mercantile city of northern Europe at the height of its prosperity.
Flights • Any return flight from Halifax to Brussels, Belgium will cost between 2000 and 2500 dollars flying With Air Canada.
Accommodations • Renaissance Brussels Hotel provides 5 star service for $200 a night • set in the European quarter of Brussels.
Accommodations cont’d… NH Grand Place Arenberg Hotel is located just 300 meters from the famous Grand Place. The airport and railway station are 15 kilometers away from the hotel. The cost for one night at this hotel is approximately $125 Canadian per night.
Currency 1 Canadian Dollar = 0.7150 Euro
Museum of Ancient Art • Contains a large collection of ancient art, sculptures and paintings spanning from the 15th to the 18th century. The majority of the collection was seized during the revolutionary period.
ThéâtreNational • The most prominent French language theatre in Brussels, just moved to a new location and renovated. Visit here for always entertaining productions.
Nightlife • Grand Place is laced with trendy bars and clubs. • Disco bars are very popular in the area as well.
Climate Guide • Best: May-Sept, though the weather is notoriously erratic.Worst: Nov-March. Short daylight hours, cold and grey, but floodlighting and hyper-beers will enlighten midnight minds.