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Destination: Brussels
Family Holidays, Family Friendly Hotels & Things to do with Kids in Brussels



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Brussels is a cosmopolitan and cultured city. Being compact makes it ideal to get around with your little ones.

The main tourist attraction is The Grand Palace located on one of the most beautiful town squares in Europe. The Manneken Pis fountain is a hit with the youngsters, as are the waffles! At Christmas, the Central Square has a true holiday atmosphere with its popular Christmas Market. The Grand’Place is decorated in festive lights and there is an ice skating rink for the kids to enjoy and even a separate one for the toddlers!


Things to do in Brussels with kids

Explore the city at your own pace on the hop on hop off tour. This is an excellent way to see what the city that to offer.

MINI-EUROPE is a must! Take a truly unique tour around Europe in just a few hours! Stroll amid the typical ambiance of the most beautiful towns of the Old Continent. See The Grand Palace of Brussels, Big Ben of London, the gondolas and mandolins of Venice and the T.G.V. of France. You can even have a go at making the models work yourselves. Check out; the eruption of Vesuvius, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the bullfight in Seville. More details...

See history come alive as you visit the site of the famed "Battle of Waterloo" Relive the battlefields bloody history and understand how the battle changed the course of the European nations. More details...

Explore the best of the city’s tourist attractions in the Brussels sightseeing tour. See the grand EU buildings and marvel at the brilliant architecture of the palaces and the royal residences. Hear the interesting history of the city and visit a workshop making the world famous Brussels lace. More details...

Océade is a fabulous water attraction park for all the family offers a tropical climate and a temperature of 30° the whole year round. The largest wave swimming pool in Belgium with different types of waves every half hour where both big and small can have lots of fun. Besides all this there is the Aqua fun house, the fast flowing creek, the turbo waters, the geezers, and the jet streams. More details...

Don't miss the Grand Place in one of the most idyllic squares in Europe. In fact you can walk off all that chocolate and beer with a walking tour of Brussels, starting with a master class taught by a chocolatier before taking in the Grand Palace, the mischievous bronze boy of Manneken-Pis, one of Europe’s most famous fountain sculptures. Enjoy visiting the square of the Sablon filled with antique shops and the Royal and the Boulevard Anspach, home to a number of fashion boutiques and chocolate shops. More details...

No trip would be complete without trying the mussels in Brussels!

Day Trips from Brussels

Steeped in history, Ghent and Bruges has so much to see, from historic monuments, buildings, castles and cathedrals. Enjoy the views along the Lake of Love and the numerous canals and shop to your heart’s content in the Market Square. Marvel at the beauty of the Flemish countryside and take back beautiful memories of your visit to the city of Ghent and Bruges. More details...

Tour the city of Antwerp and discover the city which is the birthplace of Rubens and also the home of Belgium's largest gothic church. There is a host of architectural wonders on every street waiting to be discovered. Antwerp, Belgium’s 2nd largest city and Europe’s 2nd largest harbour, is also a famous world diamond centre. More details...


Recommended family hotels in Brussels

Azimut Flathotel - Azimut Flathotel is located only 50 meters from Grand Place, in the historic heart of Brussels. Restaurants and shops are just around the corner. The flats and apartments are modern and have free Wi-Fi. Each has a fully-equipped kitchenette with a dishwasher and washing machine.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots.
All older children or adults are charged EUR 10.00 per night and person for extra beds.
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Residence Grand Place - Experience living in a luxurious apartment in a late 17th century building and marvel at your magnificent view of the emblematic Grand Place. You apartment’s incredible location in the historical centre ensures easy access to all the tourist sights and monuments. With all the best restaurants, bars and cafés right outside your door, you can easily enjoy the great nightlife.
All children under 3 years stay free of charge for cots.
One older child or adult is charged EUR 50.00 per night and person in an extra bed.
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The Brussels Card


The Brussels Card is your entrance ticket to a long list of Brussels' museums and ALL the buses, trams and metros of the Brussels Public Transport Company (STIB), except for the lines L12 (Nato-Airport) and N71. For the National Botanical Gardens of Belgium and for the Wellington Museum you have to pay a small supplement as well.

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Brussels Hop-On Hop-Off Tour


See the best of Brussels on an easy and convenient hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour! The perfect do-it-yourself sightseeing tour in Brussels, the hop-on hop-off tour allows you to see Brussel's top attractions at your own pace aboard a comfortable open-top double-decker bus with pre-recorded multi-lingual commentary. With 22 hop-on hop-off stops conveniently located around the city on two different routes, you can stop at all the major attractions, including the European Parliament, Grand Place and the iconic Atomium!

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Brussels Half-Day City Tour


Choose between a morning or afternoon guided coach tour and get better acquainted with Brussels. See the world-famous market square, glance at the remarkable city hall and discover the secrets of Belgium chocolates or the European Parliament (afternoon tour only) on this comprehensive half-day tour. Sit back and relax as you soak in the historic highlights of Belgium's culture capital.

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World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Brussels


Follow the trail of World War I soldiers on this poignant full-day tour of the Flanders battlefields from Brussels. Focusing on the tributes that pepper the Belgian countryside around Ypres, the tour gives a well-considered introduction to both the tragedy and heroism associated with the world’s first major conflict. Visit evocative graves at the German Military Cemetery of Vladslo and Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, and then relax over lunch in Paschendaele’s Old Cheese Factory. Explore the In Flanders’ Field Museum, and finish by attending the Last Post Ceremony in Ypres.

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Amsterdam Day Trip from Brussels


Holland is only a stone's throw away from Belgium so don't miss the chance to visit Amsterdam on a comprehensive day trip from Brussels. Cross the Dutch border and enter a land of polders and dikes dotted with countless windmills before reaching the Amsterdam area. Take the opportunity to customize your itinerary with free time in Amsterdam. Soak up the vibe at Dam Square or enjoy an optional canal ride - the choice is yours!

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Bruges Express City Tour from Brussels


Upon arrival in Bruges you will visit the Lake of Love (Minnewater) and the Beguinage (convent).

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Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels


Discover two of Flanders' special gems on a full day trip to Ghent and Bruges. No visit to Belgium is complete without a visit to these two beautiful cities, just a short drive from Brussels.

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Mini Europe - Miniature Model Park


The miniature model park of Mini Europe allows you to sample the charms specific to each European country. An adventure you'll experience nowhere else!

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Hop On Hop Off Tour of Brussels


Explore the vibrant city of Brussels with this 24 hour ticket aboard an open top double-decker bus. Admire the great views from the top of the bus and listen to an interesting commentary initiating you to the history and culture of the city.



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Royal Military Museum Brussels


A survey of more than 10 centuries of military and technological history: that would perhaps be the best way to describe the Museum.



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Waterloo battle Sightseeing Tour


Explore the tourist attractions of Waterloo and see history come alive as you visit the site of the famed "Battle of Waterloo".



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Oceade water park


Everyone finds it great here. Infants can experience their first thrills on the smallest slides.



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Mini Europe Brussels


Located at the foot of the Atomium, MINI-EUROPE is the only park where you can have a tour around Europe in a few short hours. A truly unique voyage!



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Antwerp Zoo

Antwerp Zoo



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The Antwerp Zoo is one of the oldest and most famous zoos in the world housing more than 950 species and 5 000 animals



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Aquatopia Antwerp


Take a voyage through a tropical rain forest, along rivers, underwater caves and coral reefs, to the depths of the ocean.



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Our recommended family friendly hotel in Brussels
Rooms from: 125 EUR

Residence Grand Place

  
Rue Au Beurre 46 
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Residence Grand Place

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LittleTravellers.com review of Residence Grand Place

Residence Grand Place - Experience living in a luxurious apartment in a late 17th century building and marvel at your magnificent view of the emblematic Grand Place. You apartment’s incredible location in the historical centre ensures easy access to all the tourist sights and monuments. With all the best restaurants, bars and cafés right outside your door, you can easily enjoy the great nightlife.



Our recommended family friendly hotel in Brussels
Rooms from: 100 EUR

Azimut Flathotel

  
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Rue Marché au Charbon 3 
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LittleTravellers.com review of Azimut Flathotel

Azimut Flathotel - Azimut Flathotel is located only 50 meters from Grand Place, in the historic heart of Brussels. Restaurants and shops are just around the corner. The flats and apartments are modern and have free Wi-Fi. Each has a fully-equipped kitchenette with a dishwasher and washing machine.



Our recommended family friendly hotel in Brussels
Rooms from: 250 EUR

Hotel Odette en Ville

  
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Rue du Châtelain 25 
Distance: 1.5 Miles (Show hotel on map)
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LittleTravellers.com review of Hotel Odette en Ville

A plush art deco townhouse with 8 guestrooms accommodating little ones and babies. The dining area provides highchairs, and there are games and toys to entertain them. Babysitting available on request.



Our recommended family friendly hotel in Antwerp
Rooms from: 95 EUR

Radisson BLU Astrid Hotel, Antwerp

  
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Koningin Astrid Plein 7 
Distance: 26 Miles (Show hotel on map)
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LittleTravellers.com review of Radisson BLU Astrid Hotel, Antwerp

The Radisson BLU Astrid is a luxurious hotel located in the heart of the Diamond Area, right across from the Zoo and Antwerp Central Station. There is free Wi-Fi and guests have access to the famous Health Club. Your children will enjoy the well-known Aquatopia, a wonderful world of thousands of exotic fish, sharks, reptiles and snakes, located right in the hotel.



Rooms from: 109 EUR

Novotel Brussels Off Grand Place

  
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Rue du Marché aux Herbes 120 
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Novotel Brussels Off Grand Place

Located in Orhangazi district, Hotel Familia is only 400 metres from the bus terminal. The hotel has a restaurant with panoramic city views, and air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. Each room is equipped with a minibar. They also have a private bathroom with a shower, hairdryer and a toilet. The restaurant of Familia serves an à la carte menu including regional dishes. You can enjoy your meals with city views from above. Free private parking is available at the hotel. IDO Yalova More details

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Rooms from: 69 EUR

Best Western Premier Carrefour de l'Europe

  
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Grasmarkt 110 
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Best Western Premier Carrefour de l'Europe

A 10-minute drive from the bustling Mumbai Centre, Hotel Royal Castle offers air-conditioned rooms with a TV. The property has a 24-hour front desk and provides free parking. Rooms come with modern interiors and tiled flooring. Included in all rooms are a minibar and an attached bathroom with shower facilities. 24-hour room service is available upon request. For convenience, the hotel provides fax/photocopying services at the front desk. Travel and sightseeing arrangements can be made at the on-site More details

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Rooms from: 74 EUR

ibis Brussels off Grand'Place

  
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Grasmarkt 100 
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ibis Brussels off Grand'Place

Only 60 metres from the Mediterranean shores, Endam Hotel features an outdoor pool and a designated area on the beach. There is a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi in public areas. Air-conditioned rooms come equipped with a refrigerator and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Bathroom includes a shower and a hairdryer. Deluxe rooms come with a bath tub. Main restaurant serves a good variety of dishes in buffet style. Lobby bar and pool bar are ideal for refreshing drinks. Guests can play More details

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Rooms from: 52 EUR

Hotel La Madeleine

  
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Rue de la Montagne 22 
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Hotel La Madeleine

Hotel Senec Relax is set in the resort town of Senec, on the Slnečné Lakes Shores. Offering free Wi-Fi and a restaurant serving Slovak cuisine, it features rooms with satellite TV. A garden with a terrace and barbecue facilities is at guests’ disposal. A variety of refreshing beverages and snacks are served at the Hotel Senec’s bar. Other activities include billiards and bowling. Senec Train Station is within a 1.5-km reach. Senec’s town centre and Senec Shopping Centre are 2 km away. Bratislava, More details

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Rooms from: 130 EUR

Hotel le Dixseptieme

  
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Rue de la Madelaine, 25 
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Aris Grand Place Hotel

  
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Grasmarkt 78-80 
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Aris Grand Place Hotel

Pension Playa La Gallega is set in pretty El Palmar, 15 minutes’ walk from the beach. It offers comfortable accommodation with free Wi-Fi and a sun terrace with sea views. Air-conditioned rooms feature functional décor and have TV and a private bathroom. Some feature a private patio with views of the property’s attractive gardens. Playa La Gallega has a restaurant specialising in seafood dishes, with indoor and outdoor seating. The cabin restaurant and bar offers BBQs featuring grilled meat More details

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Useful telephone number in Belgium

Emergency numbers

100 - Medical Service
101 - Police
100 - Fire Service
112 - Pan-European emergency number


Embassy

General enquiries to the British Embassy in Belgium - (32) (2) 287 6211

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