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Groovy Brussels offers many options for tourists to explore the city. You can choose from a number of chocolate factory and brewery tours. Gain knowledge about the trade from the experts themselves. It also provides bikes, so you can cruise around the city and view the grand historical architecture and culture. Discover one of Europe's most traveled destinations with Groovy Brussels.
Located in the area of Ixelles, the Ixelles Ponds are a set of two ponds that make for a popular gathering place for locals. The water here is not safe for contact and so visitors are not allowed enter the pond. One can walk along the shore and enjoy the peace or enjoy the picturesque Art Nouveau houses nearby. Sit down on a bench and out look out onto the water to admire the waterfowl or enjoy a picturesque walk around the ponds.
Explore Brussels in a new way with Brussels Bike Tours. Starting at Grand Place, this 3 1/3 hour cycling tour takes you all over the city. Enjoy the leisurely bike ride as you see at least 12 major sites and learn about the city's interesting history. Halfway through the tour you'll take a break to try some of the country's world famous fries. Brussels Bike Tours provides a bike you can use for the tour.
For the 50th anniversary of Belgian independence in 1880, King Leopold II commissioned the creation of Cinquantenaire Park, also called Jubelpark, and its grandiose triumphal arch. Today, you can visit the museums located here or you can rest on the plush lawn and admire the solemn manor houses. The Great Mosque and the Temple of Human Passions can also be found here. Every year on July 21st, on the National Holiday, there is an evening fireworks display. Jubelpark is an ideal spot for everyone.
Built in the late 19th Century, around la Bourse de Bruxelles, the plaza features ornate designs and carved stones alongside the edges making it a tourist attraction in itself. More often than not, this space is also used to host cultural and local events from time to time.
Previously a private park owned by the Semet family, Tenbosch was opened to the public in 1982. The park was a garden at the back of the family house which was planted in the 19th Century and later developed into a botanical garden by Jean-Louis Semet who collected several rare varieties of flora. Today, the park boasts around 70 different varieties of rare trees including Chinese tretracentron, Loebner magnolia, Farges catalpa and Mongolian lime. Surrounded by a wall the park offers an unexpected sanctuary of serenity in a busy district making it quite popular among the locals.