yours to discover'
|"Brussels, yours to discover"|
Brussels is a region that is home
to the capital of Europe and the Kingdom of Belgium. It is famous for the
Grand-Place, the Manneken-Pis and the Atomium. If, seated at a table outside
a café over a sociable kriek or gueuze - beers unique to the valley of the
Senne - you ask the people of Brussels what they think, they will tell you
that there is much more to it than that. Brussels today has become a European
village. Cosmopolitan and passionate about good food, it reflects the art
of enjoying life.
"Yours to discover" varies with the passing of the seasons : springtime
is populated with comic strip heroes; summertime comes in the form of music
and sun tops; autumn is devoted to the beauties of Art Nouveau and "winter
fun" includes an entertaining gourmet trail offering a wealth of European
traditions. Brussels is the centre of Europe and reasonable prices make
it affordable for everyone. No other destination can compare in terms of
value for money and the art of living … and, what is more, in Brussels,
they often speak more than six different languages !
Some cultural ideas for the summer (extended version cultural agenda ->
Made in Belgium (until 15/10/2005)
Dexia Center for the Arts - rue de l' Ecuyer 48/52 - 1000 Bruxelles
Art Nouveau & Design (untill 31/12/2005)
Musée du Cinquantenaire - Cinquantenaire 10 - 1000 Bruxelles
Erected at the end of the nineteenth century at the bidding of King Leopold
II, the Cinquantenaire Museum is the most important of the Royal Museums
of Art and History. Entering the stately building, one begins a journey
through time and space, a journey through the history and civilizations
of mankind. The collections on display here bear witness to virtually all
the artistic disciplines (except painting) of the five continents, excluding
Sub-Saharan Africa. They are divided into four large ensembles: Antiquity,
National Archaeology, the Non-European civilizations and European Arts and
Crafts. In total, there are something like 350 000 objects spread over 80
000 m² of exhibition galleries and in the reserves. But that's by no means
all, as major, temporary exhibitions are organized with the aim of giving
the visitor the opportunity of discovering other facets of art and history.
collection of the Royal Military Museum (RMM) consists of imposing suits
of armour and masterly crafted swords, hundreds of uniforms from tens of
countries as well as textile such as flags and pennants, exceptional medals
and rare musical instruments, weapons and equipment of every kind, planes
or armoured vehicles. Follow the evolution from battering ram to F-16...
From the Middle Ages to the present... The Royal Military Museum offers
an insight in the fundamental changes, which have taken place in armament
and military technology over the years.
From Ensor to Bosch (untill 11/09/2005)
BOZAR - rue Ravenstein 23 - 1000 Bruxelles
Belgium Rollers Summer Tour (26/08/2005)
Meeting point : Place Poelaert - 1000 Bruxelles
Music and Light (untill 25/09/2005 - every night at 22.30 h and 23 h except
Grand-Place - 1000 Bruxelles
Visit of the Royal Palace (26/07 -> 18/09/2005)
Place des Palais - 1000 Bruxelles
Not to be missed in 2005 !
175 years of Belgium
Living Art Nouveau
A City Card for Brussels !
Discover Brussels withe the Brussels Card : 3 days, 30 museums for only
30 € … and free rides on all public transport.
Brussels International - Tourism & Congress (BI-TC)
Hôtel de Ville Grand-Place 1000 Bruxelles
T : 02/513.89.40 - F: 02/513.83.20