The great Dutch scholar and humanist Desiderius Erasmus (The Praise of Folly) lived in Brussels for about five months in ... More
The great Dutch scholar and humanist Desiderius Erasmus (The Praise of Folly) lived in Brussels for about five months in 1521. Almost by miracle, his house was not torn down and is now a museum, the Erasmushuis. Erasmus's house is now a museum that also houses a great collection of paintings by artists such as Jerom Bosch and Quinten Matsys.
In the Middle Ages this street was inhabited by butchers and sausage merchants. Today it is lined with restaurant and
known as a gourmet street. It still has about twelve houses dating from the 17th and 18th century. Between ...
This has been called the most splendid market square in Europe. Its esplanade is completely enclosed by tall, gabled, Flemish
Renaissance buildings dripping with ornamentation and statues. It is alive with daily commerce and a colorful flower market. Impressive ...
Manneken Pis, the statue of a little boy, was created in the 17th century as a public fountain. It represents
the rebellious spirit of the City of Brussels. It has been stolen and replaced several times. Over time, the ...