Brussels, a guide if you please

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  • istandfreed 15 Dec 2008 16:54:05 2,388 posts
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    Hi guys,

    Myself and Bravogolf are heading to brussels for some Belgian beer at the end of January. Not got a clue about the place, where to go, what to do, great pubs...we'll be there for 4 days, Thursday to Sunday.

    What we're looking for, worldy-wise folk, is information about hotels, hints and tips, secret passages, special moves that sort of thing :)
  • daithi90 15 Dec 2008 16:58:27 3,283 posts
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    My uncle works with EU over there so I was over visiting last year. With Paris, it's my favourite city I've been to. Stayed just off Place De Luxembourg which was nice and central.

    Be sure to visit Grand Place. It's a beautiful gothic market square.
    Also look out for the bus that travels to Wiener.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 15 Dec 2008 17:01:50 25,565 posts
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    Pablo's Disco Bar is where the cool kids go!
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    Don't call me Brussels.
  • Syrette 15 Dec 2008 17:03:45 43,295 posts
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    You after gay bars?

  • otto Moderator 15 Dec 2008 17:05:28 49,312 posts
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    PM me. I'll be happy to shout you a drink if you're free one evening after work. Mini EG-meet and all that.

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  • istandfreed 15 Dec 2008 17:06:55 2,388 posts
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    Thanks guys, thanks Otto we'll definitely give you a shout, we're heading over on the 24th :)
  • BravoGolf Moderator 15 Dec 2008 17:08:29 12,740 posts
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    otto wrote:
    PM me. I'll be happy to shout you a drink if you're free one evening after work. Mini EG-meet and all that.

    \o/
  • StarchildHypocrethes 15 Dec 2008 17:08:54 25,565 posts
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    Brussels is a pretty good night out, you should have a cracking time. We went there for a flying 24 hour, no sleep, visit for my birthday a few years ago. Pablo's Disco Bar is the only firm memory I have though, and even that's a little hazy :)
  • otto Moderator 15 Dec 2008 17:09:21 49,312 posts
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    Excellent! I'll be around. :)

    Some advice previously given, still valid.

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  • istandfreed 15 Dec 2008 17:15:33 2,388 posts
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    With a name like "Pablo's Disco Bar" we have to go there :)
  • Dizzy 15 Dec 2008 17:26:40 2,644 posts
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    Let me know, I can take you guys out for a guided tour.
  • daithi90 15 Dec 2008 17:29:06 3,283 posts
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    Just saw otto's post in that thread about not visiting the Atomium. If only I'd been told that. :(
  • the_dudefather 15 Dec 2008 17:30:26 9,277 posts
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    go to the wallaby park, it was cool when I was about 6

    that's all I I know about Brussels

    (ง ͠ ͟ʖ ͡)

  • Red-Moose 15 Dec 2008 17:37:07 5,346 posts
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    istandfreed wrote:
    Hi guys,

    Myself and Bravogolf are heading to brussels for some Belgian beer at the end of January. Not got a clue about the place, where to go, what to do, great pubs...we'll be there for 4 days, Thursday to Sunday.

    What we're looking for, worldy-wise folk, is information about hotels, hints and tips, secret passages, special moves that sort of thing :)

    don't drive. It's fucking chaos, and populated by incredibly rude people who can't indicate.

    Car parks are designed by retarded people who think Howl's Moving Castle is an ideal model to base multi-storey parking on.

    Belgian beer is also filth, but incredibly high in alcohol content to make up for the poor taste.

    In fact, skip Brussels and go to Ghent or Bruges, much much nicer. Brussels does have one good aspect though, the Ring 0 road, which will allow you to skip out of Belgium and head straight for Germany without ever havign to deal with Belgians, especially if you fill up in Kent and drive economically.

    BTW, no surprise that Ghent and Bruges are in Flanders.

    /awaits flames

    /torches Lisbon Treaty II
  • daithi90 15 Dec 2008 17:40:45 3,283 posts
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    Visit Antwerp if you have time.
  • Salaman 15 Dec 2008 17:41:53 18,957 posts
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    Get a train to Ghent for the day. Takes 30 minutes to get there and you can have a walk about town and see the sites in a few hours, stop off for a few beers and then get a train back to Brussels.
    If you're there for 4 days, 3 days of Brussels is plenty.

    I'd come out and join you lot and Otto but funny enough I'm probably in London for a training that week.
  • Chopsen 15 Dec 2008 17:47:08 15,849 posts
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    Red Moose wrote:
    Belgian beer is also filth,

    You what?

    Best thing in Brussels is the train station. Takes you to lots of fun places.

    Red Moose wrote:
    In fact, skip Brussels and go to Ghent or Bruges, much much nicer. Brussels does have one good aspect though, t

    Now you're talking
  • BravoGolf Moderator 15 Dec 2008 17:52:37 12,740 posts
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    Any cheap, central relatively decent hotels that you lot care to recommend?
  • daithi90 15 Dec 2008 18:26:23 3,283 posts
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    I stayed in the Renaissance Hotel. Nicest hotel I've ever been in.
  • Dirtbox 15 Dec 2008 18:30:03 77,686 posts
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    I like Brussels. Very low key place with lots to do.

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  • daithi90 15 Dec 2008 18:31:19 3,283 posts
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    Aspic wrote:
    Not sure what your budget is, but there is a hotel just behind Grand Place called The Royal (I think). Veyr very plush but has excellent deals making it quite affordable. Most of the rest of the stuff in Belgium is a train ride away so I would definitely base yourself in Brussels and just travel out.


    Royal Windsor?
  • BravoGolf Moderator 15 Dec 2008 19:05:19 12,740 posts
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    daithi90 wrote:
    Aspic wrote:
    Not sure what your budget is, but there is a hotel just behind Grand Place called The Royal (I think). Veyr very plush but has excellent deals making it quite affordable. Most of the rest of the stuff in Belgium is a train ride away so I would definitely base yourself in Brussels and just travel out.


    Royal Windsor?

    Cheers, will do some Googling now
  • [Slip] 15 Dec 2008 19:30:59 984 posts
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    I want to do Nemo 33 at some point next year along with chocolate and beer of course!
  • daithi90 15 Dec 2008 19:33:27 3,283 posts
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    Make sure to buy a chocolate baby with it's wang out.
  • daithi90 15 Dec 2008 20:35:08 3,283 posts
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    I couldn't remember where I stayed so I was googling away and that was where I thought I'd stayed, but it wasn't it turned out.
  • azurelas_2 16 Dec 2008 00:20:45 1,112 posts
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    Red Moose wrote:

    Belgian beer is also filth, but incredibly high in alcohol content to make up for the poor taste.


    What the fuck? Well, the commercial stuff (Stella, Jupiler, Maes) isn't exceptional, but try Moinette, Westmalle Tripel, Saint-Feuillen and Palm and tell me they're shit.


    Anyway, since I actually live in Brussels, avoid
    - The North Station

    - Saint-Guidon (it's in an area called Anderlecht)

    - Using public transport after midnight. I's not in the media, but Brussels is a very dangerous place at night.

    If you can, Laeken is also well worth a visit.
  • otto Moderator 16 Dec 2008 09:02:20 49,312 posts
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    the_dudefather wrote:
    go to the wallaby park, it was cool when I was about 6

    that's all I I know about Brussels
    Walibi, it's in Wavre not Brussels and it's a shitty deathtrap.

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  • otto Moderator 16 Dec 2008 09:04:22 49,312 posts
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    Red Moose wrote:
    Belgian beer is also filth, but incredibly high in alcohol content to make up for the poor taste.

    Brussels does have one good aspect though, the Ring 0 road
    Wow, a double whammy of utter stupidity, well done. /golfclap

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  • easy_lee 16 Dec 2008 09:25:05 227 posts
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    Hey, Brussels is awesome, the Mappa Mundo (close to the Ancienne Belgique) has the best Mojito's in the city, maybe we can have a mini EG-meet there ?
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