Brussels Grand Place Highlights

Brussels is a European city with one of the most impressive central sqaures: Grand Place. This UNESCO World Heritage site is also known as the “Grote Markt” in Flemish; “The earliest written reference to the Nedermarckt (Lower Market), as it was originally known, dates from 1174. The present name came into use in the last quarter of the 18th century.” What most people stand in front of to take dozens of…

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Brussels Reality Check

Beer is cheaper than juice or soda. A statue of a little boy urinating (Manneken Pis) is the symbol of the city and is dressed up in costumes. Alcohol is sold everywhere: fast food restaurants, gas stations, and grocery stores. People work on a 24-hour clock. (So 4:00pm is 16:00). Cashiers sit on a chair instead of standing. People travel to France, Germany, Netherlands, or England just for the weekend.…

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