"Park yourself @ Parc de Bruxelles" Brussels Things to Do Tip by xuessium

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Tired after a long day of exploring Brussels? Or you're between places and need a place to catch a breath?

Parc de Bruxelles (Dutch: Warandepark) makes a lovely spot just to get away from it all for a while. It is the largest urban public park in the center of Brussels.

The park is squarishly big.
Come in the morning and you'll see joggers run by you as these folks sweat up a storm before meeting their own office storms.
Come in the afternoon and you'll see lovey dovey birds cooing to each other while pigeons coo around them.
Come in the evening and you'll see folks walking their dogs and in some instances, dogs walking their owners.

The main lanes of the park are littered with busts of people I don't recognised and romanesque statues in classical poses. Watch water vapour dances off the fountain on the side of the park facing the Belgian Parliament house. Also known as the "Palace of the Nation" and built in 1777, it became home to the Belgian parliament after independence in 1830. The architect was Barnabe Guimard.

The park also has secluded pavilions well suited for the amore-hearted. Just be warned: For such a big park, I managed only to find 2 portable public toilet cubicles. Couldn't even begin to describe the state they were in.

My advice: Just hold it in.

Address: Rue Royale/Koningstraat, 1000, Brussels
Directions: Between the Belgian Parliament and the Royal Palace. Just hop off at "Parc" on the tram line.

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  • Updated Mar 25, 2006
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