7 unusual places for a magical night in Belgium

Who says you have to travel thousands of miles to enjoy a magical weekend? Our flat country hides a lot of addresses and secret places that will allow you to spend an original and unusual night in love.

In the royal galleries

Because you pass through it in the blink of an eye, because you run between two appointments or because you get stuck for hours in traffic jams, you tend to forget that Brussels is a city you can’t miss. If our capital is full of hotels monopolized by businessmen, the Hotel des Galeries will allow you to spend an original night in our beautiful capital. The cosy decor and the antique furniture in the rooms give us the impression of being at home. This establishment has the particularity to offer you a breathtaking view of the royal galleries, which will take your breath away when you wake up. Special mention for the hotel’s restaurant (Le Comptoir des Galeries) which offers healthy and delicious meals!

In glamping mode

If you dream of sleeping under the stars with your darling, it is essential that you test the “glamping”. Quésaco? This new trendy term is a contraction between “camping” and “glamour”. In short, you will spend the night outside… but not in a tent. Here, we are talking about large bubbles in which real small bedrooms have been built. Music, lighting, we promise you a 100% romantic atmosphere. The next morning, a hearty breakfast will be served at the entrance of your love bubble, to book, simply contact the Sphair teams. It’s up to you to describe the type of place you want to cocoon in. Nature, the roof of a building, let your imagination run wild. To ensure that the surprise is complete, the place will only be revealed to you a few hours before going to bed.

In a cabin

In Houffalize, in the province of Luxembourg, you can sleep in a pretty little wooden hut, lost in nature. Some homes have their own Jacuzzi, others are high in the trees. In one of Rensiwez’s huts, the bed was even swapped for a cozy nest, in the true sense of the word, suspended from the ceiling.

At the foot of the Redoubt

If your darling is a keen cyclist, take him to the R Hotel in Remouchamps, the home of our national Philippe Gilbert. This establishment, which opened last January, was built above a bicycle shop (you can rent bicycles on site) and at the foot of the Redoubt, one of the mythical roads of the Liège-Bastogne-Liège race. After the effort of the bike ride, enjoy a sweet and sour buffet at the hotel restaurant. A well-deserved reward!

With the bears

Animal lovers, this is for you! The Domaine des Grottes de Han offers to spend a night in a rustic chalet located only a few metres from the bear site of the animal park. Notice to the reckless!

In an Asian loft

More romantic, you die! A stone’s throw from Verviers, in the province of Liège, it is possible to privatize an ultra glamorous loft. We advise you to stay in your quarters at the “Baiser de Shogun”, which will take you to Asian countries. This magical 250 square meter room features a Jacuzzi, sauna, kitchenette, shower, massage table and plasma screen. The must? You have to cross a small bamboo bridge overlooking a piece of water in which pretty little fishes splash around to get to our cozy bed.

In a church

In Mechelen, an old church has been transformed into a very trendy hotel in which it is now possible to set up its quarters. For the anecdote, it was at Martin’s Patershof that the singer Stromae married. When we wake up, no mass but champagne and croissants! #Miam

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CITYTRIP IN BRUSSELS: SOME TIPS

For a first stay in Brussels, the Brussels Card is almost essential for me.

This pass to Brussels gives access to the main visits and famous museums of Brussels. In addition, there is a transport option allowing unlimited use of the metro, bus and tramways of the Brussels network.

What to do in Brussels?

The historic centre of Brussels is relatively small and can be visited quite quickly on foot. The Grand Place is a model of a Flemish square. The Stock Exchange and its surroundings are also very pleasant.

The Atomium is one of the symbols of Brussels (with the Manneken Pis, in my opinion, devoid of any interest). It is located outside the centre of Brussels. You can get there by metro in about 30 minutes from the historic centre of Brussels.

Brussels also has many museums, but I must admit that I have not visited any of them.

The district of the royal palace is very pleasant. You can stroll around and admire the various old and imposing buildings. The Brussels Park is located in this district.

Brussels also has some very beautiful parks where it is pleasant to walk, weather permitting. I am thinking in particular of the following parks: the Royal Park, also known as the Brussels Park, the Cinquantenaire Park and the Mont des Arts Garden, which offers a magnificent view of the historic heart of Brussels and in particular the belfry.

As for meals, there are many nice restaurants in Brussels to suit all budgets. There are also excellent Turkish and Moroccan restaurants. If you want to eat in a Moroccan restaurant at a reasonable price, you will be spoilt for choice on rue Brabant.

You can spend 3/4 days in Brussels without being bored;) This duration seems ideal to me to discover Brussels.

Housing In Brussels

Like most major European cities, there are many housing options for a citytrip in Brussels.

You can choose a hotel by choosing your location according to the purpose of your stay. For a cultural discovery of Brussels, it is preferable to stay close to the main monuments/museums of the city because they are quite clustered. You will then avoid daily transport.

A very developed option in large cities, the rental of apartments by the day that will allow you to eat in your apartment if you wish. This solution is often more affordable, to remember if you have a limited budget.

If your budget is even more limited, you can opt for a youth hostel, which is very popular in Brussels. For example, you can find hostels on HostelBookers.com from 15€ per night per person.

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