In the tiny arcade under Grand Place 8 (The Star), there's a golden statue of Everard 't Serclaes. The Middle Ages ... More
Everard 't Serclaes
In the tiny arcade under Grand Place 8 (The Star), there's a golden statue of Everard 't Serclaes. The Middle Ages were rather tranquil times for Brussels until Lodewijk van Male, the Count of Flanders, seized power in 1355. Eventually, his troops were forced out of the city by a band of citizens, led by Serclaes. Today, according to legend, rubbing the wrist of Julien Dillens' 19th century statue of 't Serclaes will bring good luck and grant long-forgotten wishes. The Star formerly housed a pub where the Belgian Socialist Party was founded. Now it is home to the stylish La Maison du Cygne restaurant.
This centrally located, five star hotel was built in 1930 and was well loved by celebrities Brigitte Bardot, Gary Cooper,
Humphrey Bogart, Viviane Leigh and Clark Gable. It closed in 1976, was completely refurbished and then re opened in ...
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 ...
In a country where the average inhabitant consumes about 8.3 kilograms of chocolate a year, you will probably not be
surprised to find a chocolate museum. Located in the corner of Grand Place , this is the place to ...