Published on May 31, 2011 | by Andrea Guerriero


Brussels goes Green – for your Eco-friendly Holidays!

Besides being the seat of the European Parliament, Brussels is a cosmopolitan city, full of magnetism and worldliness. In addition to all this, a new trend is developing in the city towards all that is ecologically and environmentally friendly.

Ideal for a stay dedicated to the discovery of urban parks and charming eco-quarters, Brussels goes green and shows off its most eco-friendly self, that of a city which, besides the rivers of beer and chocolate treats, also cares about the environment and invites you to experience an unusual holiday in the capital of Europe, but especially Green!

To this aim, the city makes available to visitors well maintained city parks and public gardens, ideal for those who wish to escape the stress of the city while remaining within the urban centre. Brussels also offers many Green Hotels, which fully reflect the philosophy of eco-sustainability with low energy consumptions and surprisingly affordable rates, and which provide, among other things, also bicycles for ecological tours of the city. Visiting the city by bike or on foot can be a wonderful experience, especially along the cobblestone streets of the Old City, up to the Grand Place, the famous and beautiful medieval square surrounded by great buildings. And why not a visit to the famous Manneken Pis – the famous statue of a young boy about to pee – or the quaint district of Ixelles, for lovers of Art Nouveau.

The new ecological vein of Brussels can be enjoyed also at the table, with a contemporary cuisine that rediscovers the taste of organic and vegetarian flavors with influences by international gastronomy – in restaurants such as the Dolma, on 331,Chaussée d’Ixelles – or more classic and traditional options as Porteause d’Eau, 48a, avenue Jean Volders. All dishes can be enjoyed along with about 200 different qualities of beer. Of course, those wishing to remember their “green” purpose, cannot miss a nice glass of organic beer. At the Cantillon Brewery and Museum, located at number 56, Rue Gheude Straat, an old brasserie founded in 1900 awaits the fans of Gueuze and Lambic, beers made from spontaneous fermentation of organic cereals, 100% original flavor but, of course, organic.

Finally, among the not-to-be-missed places for those who want to collect directly from the organic producer, there is the weekly organic market of Mandala Organic Growers at the Ateliers des Tanneurs where you can find the best products of Belgium including fruit, vegetables, wine and many types of honey.

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Hi, I'm Andrea, a travel blogger, web programmer, seo apprentice and amateur photographer based in Milan. I love reading, I love music. I love to travel but only if I leave on a mission! I've been traveling through most of Europe and I love writing about it. I love photography, especially as a way to document experiences, places, events. My Nikon D300 camera is always with me, and it helps me in sharing my life with the rest of the world. Getting in touch with new people, different life styles and foreign traditions, and write about it, is all I can ask for.

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