Looking for the best place to get panoramic views over the city of Brussels but don’t know where to go? The newly re-opened “The View” Ferris Wheel attraction just next to the Palace of Justice is your answer.
Already considered to be one of the best viewpoints in our capital, now you can go an extra 55 meters up in the air to enjoy one of the most beautiful panorama of Brussels and its surroundings. Its creator, RenÃ© Bufkens is no newbie in the business. A few years ago, he acquired the “Grande Roue de Paris” and at last received the long-awaited authorization to install his big wheel in Brussels where he had always dreamed of it being: Square Poelaert.
The prices: 8 â‚¬ for adults and 5 â‚¬ for children under 12.
A bar with chairs is fond on the left side of the Ferris wheel if you fancy a drink
The Big wheel and bar area in it’s entirety
Poelaert Square is already considered to be viewpoints of the capital.
This is often used as gathering place on a nice and sunny day for people to stop by and have a drink while admiring the view over the lower portion of Brussels
The extra 55 meters does make a difference
Closer look at the individual cabins
When the Palace of Justice of Brussels was completed in 1883, it was at the time the largest building in the world with a total surface of 26 thousand square meters
On the bottom left is the elevator that connect the higher and lower Brussels
You’ll find these blue deck chairs with a bar at quite a few locations in Brussels and
View of Square Poelaert from the big wheel
Bar at the base of the Ferris wheel
Closer picture of the cabins behind a blue sky place Poelart
“The View” Ferris wheel in it’s entirety
The Midi tower seen here in the background, is at 171 meters and 37-story high, the biggest building of Belgium (Think small seems to be our motto)