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Our stay at the Novotel Tour Noire couldn’t have come at a better time. We’d just finished off two weeks of urban hotels/rental/B&B stays in the UK . The kids were getting tired of trying to behave like adults and John and I were hoarse from loud shhh-shing. If you’re looking for a centrally-located modern more »

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laeken 2
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Spring seeps into the air slowly in Belgium. Tulips push up shyly, birds think about gathering nesting materials, a cherry tree here and a magnolia there start showing signs of pink—only the forsythia jumps in with two feet, its yellow blooms loud and long against the tumultuous sky. But as sunrise creeps ever earlier and more »

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brussels frolic 2
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We don’t want to brag, but we wrote the book on Brussels with kids. Really, you can find it on Amazon! And we love to share with you off-the-beaten-path adventures you can enjoy as a family–experiential, hands-on fun that give you a taste of a real Brussels childhood. Here are five of our favorites: 1.   more »

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zoom 8
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I was beyond excited when I found out a new boutique hotel would be opening in Brussels during my trip last November. Two other things had me jumping out of my seat when Zoom Hotel agreed to host me for the night: 1) they have a photography theme, and 2) it was opened by the more »

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mim1
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As both a traveler and a nerd, a fact that I am reluctant to admit is that I get bored in museums rather quickly. And my kids? Forget it, unless there’s space in there to do wheelies with the stroller or couches for my five-year-old to throw herself on dramatically and declare her utter exhaustion. more »

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sky cafe
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Brussels isn’t known to be a particularly inexpensive city but we’ve found lots of fun things to do with the kids that won’t cost you a cent—saving you more money to indulge in some fabulous food and shop for souvenirs. In addition to some favorite Brussels free family experiences, such as gazing in awe at more »

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plaisirs d'hivers 5
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Everyone knows that Europeans rock the Christmas market. The question on this Sunday afternoon in December was precisely which “Winter Wonders” we would find at Brussels’ Plaisirs d’Hiver, and whether it would be worth trudging through nearly freezing rain with moderately cooperative and rather young children (ages five and two) to get there. Soon enough more »

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Window display at lLOlifant in Liege, Belgium
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Gift shopping is serious business in Belgium. Choosing the perfect gift is an art and even the most modest gift deserves elaborate wrapping, which can make it quite a lengthy process. I learned this firsthand L’Olifant on a recent trip to Liege, where I was in line behind a woman who was purchasing eleven items, more »

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toone 1
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A puppet of Cyrano de Bergerac has presided over my mother’s mantle as long as I can remember. It was such a part of our living room scenery that I never bothered to ask about its origin. I only knew that our Cyrano had once performed on the Brussels stage. On my last visit to Brussels, more »

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