Marriott hotel guests in Brussels will quickly find that although the city’s ancient architecture, historic art, and time-honored traditions are front and center, they are held in a delicate balance with a tasteful injection of modernism. Rue des Bouchers-Beenhouwerstraat, the city’s “restaurant gauntlet,” is a perfect example of this: although it’s trendy, it also has a decidedly non-commercial, traditional vibe.
Grand Place Square is arguably the premier destination in Brussels. Ornate hotels are set in 17th-century Flemish Renaissance buildings in this breathtaking square. From here, beer devotees will want to stroll to the Place St. Géry for a glass of authentic lambic, and shopaholics can find their haven at the Rue Antoine Dansaert.
No matter their preference for entertainment and fun, guests of Marriott hotels in Brussels will find that the city is a watermark of art, music and cuisine. Masterpieces from van Dyck and Magritte can be found around the corner from the world’s first comic strip museum, which boasts enormous Tintin murals. Annual music festivals draw fans from around the world. Corner cafes stand ready to serve up plates of mussels and French fries or rabbit stewed in beer that are sure to be an unforgettable marker of your Brussels experience.