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Brussels City Center - Just Out the Door

Hotel Des Colonies boasts a great location for both business and leisure travelers. Comfortably located in the city center, below is a list of city attractions which are in convenient walking distance.

Place Rogier - Just Out the Door
Place Charles Rogier is a central junction in downtown Brussels. Many hotels, offices and shops are located around the Place. Rue Neuve, the Central shopping street in Brussels and the busiest in Belgium ends at the Place. Excellent public transportation stops at Place Rogier, including Metro, trams and busses. The North station is only minutes walk away.

Grand Place and Historic Center - 12 minute leisurely walk from hotel
The Grote Markt (Dutch) or Grand Place (French) is the central market square of Brussels. It is surrounded by guild houses, the city's Town Hall. It is a quick and easy walk to the hotel via Rue Neuve, the main shopping street.
Many consider this the most beautiful square in the world. This splendid esplanade is surrounded by Flemish Renaissance-baroque guild houses from the 17th century, the neo-Gothic King's House, and the 15th-century Gothic Town Hall. The 91m (300-ft.) tower of the Town Hall bears a spire, on which perches the Archangel Michael, patron saint of the city.

EU District - 10 minute taxi ride from the Hotel

Manneken Pis - 20 minute leisurely walk from hotel
Just a short walk from the Grand Place is the Manneken Pis. This famous Brussels landmark which delights all was designed by Jerome Duquesnoy in 1619. It is a small bronze fountain sculpture of a naked little boy urinating into the fountain's basin.

Rue Neuve - 2 minute leisurely walk from hotel
Brussels main shopping street is just across the street. You will find that nearly all the leading international brand names and shops along with many local establishments.

North Station - 5 minute leisurely walk from hotel
Bruxelles-Nord / Brussel-Noord (Brussels North) is one of the three major railway stations in Brussels. The other 2 are Brussels Central and Brussels South. Almost all regular domestic and international trains (except thalys) stop at the station. This is the closest station to the hotel making it convenient for our guests coming by public transportation. Almost all trains from Brussels International Airport Stop at the North Station.

Central Station - 15 minute leisurely walk from hotel
The Central Station is one of the three major railway stations in Brussels along with the North and South (Midi) Station.

Brussels Airport - 5 minute walk to North Station and and 12 minute train ride from North Station to airport.
Brussels Airport is a quick trip making the Progress Hotel a very convenient hotel for overnight stays in Brussels.

Night Life - From 2 -20 minutes
Thanks to our central location, a myriad of bars, nightclubs, jazz and live music clubs, restaurants, cafes are all in convenient walking distance. Brussels nightife is very lively and extends into the wee hours, much in contrast to its dire reputation.

Grand Casino Brussels - 20 minute leisurely walk from hotel
Brussel's Casino is open each day from 12:00 till 05:00 and offers more than 250 slot machines and 26 Gaming Tables.

Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium - 20 minute leisurely walk from hotel
This is one the world's largest and best art museum complexes displaying approximately twenty thousand paintings, sculptures and drawings. The complex consists of the Ancient Art Museum (XV - XVII century), the Modern Art Museum (XIX ­ XX century), the Wiertz Museum and the Meunier Museum

The Belgian Comic Strip Center - 10 minute leisurely walk from hotel
Located within a famous Art Nouveau building designed by Victor Horta (1906), the Belgian Comic Strip Center brings together everything related to the comic strip,from its prestigious beginnings to its most recent developments, on more than 4,000 square metres of museum floors.

The Bourse (Stock market building in Brussels- 10 minute leisurely walk from hotel.
The building that houses the Brussels Stock Exchange does not have a distinct name, though it is usually called the Bourse. After the Grand Place, it is the second most important square in Brussels.

Financial District - 15 minute leisurely walk from hotel.

The Sablon - 25 minute leisurely walk from hotel
One of the most prestigious and attractive areas in Brussels dating back to the 16th century. In recent years it has become the center of the antiques shops and art galleries surrounded by cafes, restaurants and bars. Place du Grand Sablon (The Sablon square) is also renowned for its weekend antique market held at the Place du Grand Sablon on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

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