The Scott Hotel
Are you in Brussels for a few days and looking for some suggestions? Here are some ideas to make your stay at The Scott Hotel and in Brussels even more enjoyable!
Brussels boasts a vibrant art scene with new museums dedicated to all forms of art. Close to the hotel, you can discover such interesting and different places as the Patinoire Royale [Royal Ice Skating Rink] (https://www.prvbgallery.com/), the Horta Museum, Bozar [Centre for Fine Arts] and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts with the famous Magritte collection. If you want to explore a little further, the MIMA [visual arts museum] MIMA or the WIELS contemporary arts centre]are just around the corner!
When you stay at The Scott Hotel, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants! The Place du Châtelain, there are many restaurants and bars at the Place du Châtelain just a walk away. Why not try Fico, a small osteria serving delicious Sicilian dishes, or Maru for Korean cuisine? For wine lovers, there are wine bars such as Jane and Tarzan.
Or you can opt to explore the area around the lively and young Place Flagey with its iconic bar Belga and, nearby, Variétés, a classic rotisserie in a beautiful setting where zebrano wood reigns supreme!
Ou vous pouvez choisir d’explorer les alentours de la foisonnante et jeune Place Flagey avec son bar iconique le Belga et, tout près, le Variétés, une classique rôtisserie dans un magnifique cadre où le bois zebrano règne en maitre !
Head to the Place du Châtelain for small independent boutiques with cutting-edge fashion and decoration selections, but also renowned food shops! Our favourites? Homepage, with its unmissable design selection, Nicolas Koulepis, who prepares refined and masterful Greek-inspired pastries, or Peinture Fraiche, the art and architecture book shop where you are likely to splurge….
And then there is the admissible uptown of course, just a stone’s throw from the hotel: Avenue Louise, Avenue de la Toison d’Or or Boulevard de Waterloo: an ideal combination for a day’s shopping between the large retailers and luxury shops. You won’t know where to turn!
Leave the hotel and head for Les Marolles to find a rare gem! An authentic working-class district, it is well worth a stroll. On the programme: flea markets, pubs and street art! Don’t miss the Flea Market. It takes over the Place du Jeu de Balle every day from dawn to 2pm on weekdays and 3pm at weekends. You can find all sorts of objects and bask in the atmosphere. The adjoining Rue Blaes and Rue Haute are full of vintage and antique shops. Continue your visit and discover the city’s great classics such as the Sablon, the Grand Place and Manneken Pis!
An interesting alternative is to head towards the Place du Châtelain and let yourself go, passing from shops to museums (Horta) and stopping at the most beautiful art galleries Brussels has to offer (Rue van Eyck) to end up at Place Flagey which market stalls turn into a food market at lunchtime every weekend!
© Elio Germani 2018
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