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Place Saint Catherine

Sint-Katelijneplein, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
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Brussels Christmas Market on ice Brussels  Belgium
Brussels Xmas Brussels  Belgium
A Christmas tree?! Brussels  Belgium
Café Culture in Brussels Brussels  Belgium

Brussels Christmas Market on ice

The most interesting part of Brussels' Christmas Market is in St Catherine's Square, where there are not only food and drink stalls, as well as those to buy gifts, but also a chance to go ice skating and ride a very big Ferris wheel.

The square is also famous for its excellent seafood restaurants.

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about 5 years ago

A Christmas tree?!

A traditional Christmas tree is an evergreen decorated with lights and ornaments but in Brussels any as a Christmas one; as long as it's covered with lights!
AFAR Local Expert
about 5 years ago

Brussels Xmas

The annual Brussels Christmas Market starts in the main square and runs all the way to Place Sainte Catherine where the majority of the stands are, as well as an ice skating rink and Ferris wheel.

The Ferris wheel offers amazing views of the square and even further afield.
about 5 years ago

Café Culture in Brussels

One of my favorite European habits that I can never get enough of is the café culture.
It is the first day this spring where it is warm enough to sit outside, and every café table is filled. There must be some unwritten rule that says if it is warm enough to sit outside, all office workers are released from their tasks and may unplug themselves to enjoy a pint of beer or a glass of wine on the terrace with their friends. A reverse snow day for grown-ups.

Café culture epitomizes the idea of La Dolce Vita. I love watching the old man savoring the sun on his skin and the pint of ale. Or that blond girl who has the same smile as my dearest friend and making me wish that she is here with me right now. This is life unfolding. This is life being lived. Next time you are in Europe, find a table on a terrace somewhere on a beautiful day and taste how sweet it all is. No museums or tours necessary.