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Marché de Noël de Bruxelles

Marché de Noël de Bruxelles

Posted 21 December 2009 | By | Categories: Christmas | 2 Comments

Although  not even ten years old, the Brussels Christmas market has made a big impact on the Brussels landscape over the Christmas holidays. Today, it would be hard to imagine passing into the new year without it. Initiated by the City of Brussels’ the Christmas market is laid out within it’s center along a two kilometer […]

La Chaloupe d’or

Posted 05 February 2009 | By | Categories: bars and cafés | No Comments

La Chaloupe d’Or (Den Gulden Boot in Dutch) is a popular café restaurant located right in the heart of Brussels at it’s famous Grand place. Since medieval times and until the 14th Century here stood the guildhall of the tailors association. Remnants of that era like the statue of Saint Homobonus, patron saint of business […]

Meyboom 2008 celebrations preview

Posted 02 August 2008 | By | Categories: Cultural event | No Comments

A repetition for the Meyboom Celebrations was held today at the Grand Place a week ahead of the official date of the 9th of August. This is the longest lasting folkloric tradition of the city of Brussels held yearly since 1213 and celebrating it’s 693rd edition. The celebration features a procession of eight colorful costumed […]

Brussels police demonstration Grand Place

Posted 25 June 2008 | By | Categories: Police | No Comments

While I was passing by the Grand Place today I noticed a large crowd gathered and some sort of police demonstration that was going on and decide to take some photos of the event that was already well underway. It was in fact the annual “fastes de la police de Bruxelles Capitale” event that celebrates […]

Roi d’Espagne dome and statues

Posted 04 March 2008 | By | Categories: grand place | No Comments

Here are some details of the statues on the roof and dome of the Roi d’Espagne café in the Grand Place of Brussels. Location is hard to miss since it’s right in the historical center of the city.   The statue on top of the dome is a gilded weather vane representing Fame Being originally […]

Christmas market

Posted 04 December 2007 | By | Categories: Christmas | 3 Comments

Opened not even a week ago I decided to go for a little stroll this afternoon along the Brussels Christmas market (marché de Noel).For those of you who might be interested it’s opened until the 1st of January this year. My first stop at the Grand place of Brussels which is for those of you […]

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