Roller Parade


The annual Roller Parade is back for the 2017 edition!

Put your roller skates on or ride your bike and discover Brussels in a funny way every Friday night from June to September.

Enjoy a 30km route through the streets of Brussels and let yourself be carried away by the songs of the City Parade‘s DJ and the early summer feelings.roller parade

Do not panic, the organizers have planned everything and they will not let you down:
–       There are two different routes according to your level. The first round for the ‘beginners’ will leave earlier and it will join the second one later on. Feel free to stop or to continue your route with the more‘advanced’ ones.
–       You can stop at any time. A bus will carry you afterwards.

The Roller Parade gathers more than a hundred people every night. Be assured, it is something that you have to do at least once in your life. Guaranteed fun.
Bonus: you pass by The Hotel!


Every Friday night from June to September.
Free access.

Place Poelaert
1000 Brussels
    Roller Parade 2017

Tomorrowland at The Hotel


Tomorrowland is one of the biggest electronic music festivals in the world, taking place in Boom, 32 kilometres north of Brussels. Since its first edition in 2005, Tomorrowland has become one of the most notable global music festivals. And there’s no wonder why… With internationally rewarded DJ’s, fairy tale surroundings and people from all across the world, it guarantees an experience which you will never forget! This year, it starts on July 22nd up until July 24th. The Hotel is excited to take part in this experience and is completely ready for the madness! Are you?

Event details

  • Dates: 22, 23, 24 July 2016
  • Location: PRC de Schorre, 2850 Boom

More information on:

Let’s dine for Brussels!

Let’s raise knife and fork, support restaurants in Brussels.

After the attacks on the 22nd March, restaurants in Brussels are suffering. The restaurants and bars that make this city proud stay empty. We can’t let fear take over. That is why De Tijd and L’Echo, two Belgian newspapers launched #DiningForBrussels


How can you show your support?

1. Go have dinner in Brussels, take a picture of your finished plate with your cutlery placed in a peace sign.

2. Share the photo with #DiningForBrussels on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and you might even win a dinner for two in a starred restaurant in Brussels.

Bon appétit!

More info on the official website.

Museum Night Fever 2016

On the night of Saturday 5 March 2016, Brussels’ museums will be the place to be. For the 9th Museum Night Fever, the annual big night out in the city’s museums, no less than 24 museums will be showing off the best they have to offer. Expect an offbeat programme with music, performances, dance, video, workshops and DJs + afterparty at Bloody Louis!MNF4

Between 7pm and 1am, nocturnal creations from musicians, dancers, performers, visual artists, designers and actors are going to be invading these museums. The idea behind Museum Night Fever is to provide an alternative to the classic museum visit and present the collections to the public in a contemporary way. The programme is the result of close collaboration between the museums and almost 500 young people from art schools, academies, youth clubs, artists’ collectives and a circus school as well this year.

Practical information / tickets:
Tickets available on line at + in all participating museums, Fnac, Brussels tourist offices ( + Toerisme Vlaanderen) and the ULB PointCulture.

PASS STANDARD (24 museums + shuttle buses)
= € 10 (presale 15.02 – 04.03.2016)
= € 14 (05.03.2016)

PASS COMBI (24 museums + shuttle buses + afterparty)
= € 17 (presale 15.02 – 04.03.2016)
= € 21 (05.03.2016)

Tickets available on line at + in all participating museums, Fnac, Brussels tourist offices ( + Toerisme Vlaanderen) and the ULB PointCulture.

More information about Museum Night Fever:

Uptown Design 2015

Uptown Design presents talented designers living in Belgium in shops and hotels of Boulevard de Waterloo, Avenue de la Toison d’Or and Avenue Louise [SEPTEMBER 2015].

Uptown Design Logo

Uptown Design

This year the second edition of the Uptown Design, located in the upper part of Brussels, doubled its size and welcomes many new prestigious locations! The challenges, remain the same: present talented designers living in Belgium in shops and hotels of Boulevard de Waterloo, Avenue de la Toison d’Or and Avenue Louise. Those areas, well known to gather famous brands from Belgium or all over the world, must become a discovery place for Belgian creation as well. Once a year, they become privileged partners for belgian design.

A luxury limited edition

Each designer will present a set of a limited edition or new pieces designed in luxurious or precious material: leather, corian, precious woods, metals and stones…

The pieces will be available for sale, on the spot, directly from the designer. Uptown Design’s assets is to offer exceptional Belgian items to target an audience of collectors and lovers of art and design.

Design by Pol Quadens

Paul Quadens

If many people consider the Belgian artist Pol Quadens as a designer in the art market, his creative way is completely sculptural. Every piece is selected for its exclusivity, the choice of material but mostly for its unique character which gives advantage to expressivity rather than to functionality. When a bench is not really a bench anymore, or when a lamp becomes a cinetic piece of art… Then design challenges its own goal and free itself towards a new world.

Paul Quadens - Banc Paul Quadens - BancThe Hotel. Brussels  / Pol Quadens
Boulevard de Waterloo 38 – 1000 Bruxelles
September 2015

Flowertime in the heart of Brussels

Flowertime, a splendid dream of fragrance and colour in the heart of Brussels



Something beautiful is burgeoning in the EU capital city. This summer a major international plant and flower arrangement event takes place in Brussels’ City Hall and at Brussels’ Grand-Place.

The second edition of this magnificent international plant and flower event takes place from 13 to 16 August 2015. The event has now a name that will appeal to flower lovers from all four corners of the globe: Flowertime. This is a dream occasion for a group excursion.

Brussels is a priceless treasure trove of parks, gardens, forest, and squares – all exceptional green spaces which add to its “green melody”. So if the city chooses to join forces with the renowned Ghent Floraliën, these walks in the garden will naturally find their place in the calendar of European capital’s festive traditions! Flowertime takes place every two years, alternating with an event that is well known by all amateurs of aesthetics: the Brussels Flower Carpet.

Book Now Your Stay at The HotelStay in Brussels during Flowertime 2015:

Book your luxurious stay in Brussels during the Flowertime event
via The Hotel website.

Italian Baroque and flowers in the centre of Brussels

Twenty-five talented floral creatives from Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia are responsible for decorating the City Hall in flowers, and derive their inspiration from the key principles of Baroque art: the rich and opulent use of materials, bilateral symmetry, complex patterns and the extravagant use of decoration. Just like the Italian Baroque painters the florists seek inspiration from the theme and the colours of the historic setting and their refined and creative flower arrangements testify to their great craftsmanship.

Grand Place

On the Grand Place you can nonchalantly stroll along an avenue of majestic cypress trees that arouse your curiosity and make you eager to discover the masterpieces inside the City Hall; a first subtle reference to Italy. Proceed through the gate to the inner courtyard of the City Hall and discover the charm of Italian inner courtyards with a series of oleanders and Mediterranean plants. De Groene Verbeelding, a flower arranging school from Mater – inspired by nature and technical possibilities – will decorate the square with abstract nests.

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City Hall

Allow yourself to be amazed, in the building’s various prestigious rooms, by beauty, flourishing ideas and the very latest decorative trends: the hall, the corridors, the offices, the meeting rooms and the reception rooms of Brussels City Hall will be decorated with dozens of unique and breathtaking flower arrangements for four whole days.

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NEW: Italian Aperitivo in the heart of Brussels!

This year, visitors of the floral exhibition will have the opportunity to enjoy an Italian style “Aperitivo” with high quality Italian products that will be presented in a small market in front of the City Hall.

Driving forces

The driving forces behind Flowertime are the City of Brussels, the Flower Carpet Association – which organises the famous Brussels flower carpets – and the Floralies of Ghent, which has been a pioneer in the Belgian flower and plant art world for centuries.

Participating florists

Charlotte Bartholomé, Stephan Brassaert, Lieve Buysse, Mark Colle, Vanessa Colle, Sofie Cooymans, Davy Fredrix, Joelle Ghion, Ness Klorofyl, Tom Nackaerts, Olivier Papeleux, Olivier Petillion, Chantal Post, Natallia Sakalova, Olivier Seghin, Stijn Simaeys, An Theunynck, Sören Van Laer, Frederiek Van Pamel, Moniek Vanden Berghe, Jolien Vanderstappen, Christine Verhelst, KUFB/URFB (Royal Union of Belgian Florists)

Book Now Your Stay at The HotelStay in Brussels during Flowertime 2015:

Book your luxurious stay in Brussels during the Flowertime event
via The Hotel website.

Flowertime Practical information:

  • Entrance fee: 5.00 EUR (free for children under the age of 10 years)
  • Date: from 13 to 16 August 2015, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Nocturnals: from 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Further info:

Flowertime Points of sale:

Experience “Dinner in the Sky”

Dinner in the sky

Rise above the pleasant chaos of Brussels – to a place where overwhelming city life turns into a quiet whisper. Enjoy an exclusive dinner by a Belgian Michelin star chef with a view over the rushing heart of Brussels. Before closing your eyes in one of our Deluxe Panorama rooms, take one last glance at the glowing streets that never go to sleep. The next morning, an extensive breakfast will complete your stay and start your day…

We welcome you with a glass of champagne in the exclusive Dinner in the Sky lounge. Thereafter, you can enjoy a 5 course menu with a selection of wines created by a star chef. Complete your experience with a perfect night in one of our Deluxe Panorama rooms, with breakfast in the Panorama Lounge and unlimited access to the Urban Spa & Fitness.

Book your stay & dinner in the sky experience via The Hotel Brussels website

Extra information

2 seats available on Saturday and Sunday
Sat 6/06 : 13h30 – 19h30
Sun 7/06 : 13h30 – 19h30
Sat 13/06 : 13h30 – 19h30
Sun 14/06 : 13h30 – 19h30
Sat 20/06 : 13h30 – 21h30
Sun 21/06 : 13h30
Sat 27/06 : 13h30 – 19h30 (2 places left for lunch)
Sun 28/06 : 13h30 – 19h30

Terms & Conditions

Limited number of seats available. Booking is valid for 2 people sharing the same room. Booking must be made a minimum of 2 weeks before the date of the dinner. Bookings are non cancellable, non transferable, non exchangeable and non refundable. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance before dinner.

Book your stay & dinner in the sky experience via The Hotel Brussels website.

Brunch in the sky

Brunch in the Sky

Sunday. A day like no other, so forget about tradition and aim for the most unique experience. A sparkling glass of champagne sets the right tone for the day. Rise to the occasion and become an active part of a delightful brunch with Pierre Balthazar at this extraordinary location. Being part of the Brussels skyline is the perfect way to end the week – and start a new one…

A greeting with champagne at the VIP lounge of Dinner in the Sky in Parc du Cinquantenaire. Unique brunch 50 meters in the sky by Pierre Balthazar cooking right in front of you. Coffee break and a moment to relax in the VIP lounge. Remember the experience by a picture with the chef in the sky.

Limited number of seats available. Booking must be made a minimum of 1 week before the date of the brunch. Bookings are non cancellable, non transferable, non exchangeable and non refundable. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance.

22 seats are available on 2 Sundays

Sun 7/06 – 10:00 to 12:30
Sun 14/06 – 10:00 to 12:30

Price: 175 € / person

Included: Menu

Location of the event: Parc du Cinquantenair / Jubelpark

Reservations: +32 2 504 13 33 |



« Dîner à quatre mains » with Oth Sombath (17-18/06)

Pierre Balthazar welcomes chef Oth Sombath for an exclusive “diner à 4 mains”

Pierre Balthazar & Oth Sombath

On the 17th and 18th of June, the two chefs and friends will combine their expertise at The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar. During these two days, Oth Sombath, chef at the Aux Trois Nagas restaurant in Paris, will try his hand at a “diner à 4 mains” alongside Pierre Balthazar.

Discover their collaboration during a business lunch or discovery dinner in the presence of the two chefs. Prepare for a total immersion in Thai cuisine; the menu offers creations with spicy accents and dishes with unusual combinations, merging the tradition of Asian cuisine with culinary innovation.

Just like previous collaborations with the other ambassador chefs Macarena de Castro – Restaurant Jardin * in Spain and Michael Fulci – Les Terraillers * Biot/Cannes, this looks to be a promising third edition of the “diner à 4 mains” in the presence of guest chef Oth Sombath!

Oth Sombath – “the petit Prince of Thai cuisine”

Oth Sombath

After spending a long time reflecting on future improvements to Thai cuisine, this chef has found his own style by keeping it’s natural spirit intact. His work is characterized by daring techniques, transforming Thai ingredients into a delight for the taste buds. At the same time, his dishes instantly stand out thanks to their aesthetics and well-considered modernity.

Pierre Balthazar – a generous chef

Pierre Balthazar

The secret of Pierre Balthazar’s kitchen can be found in his way of working, defined by the elementary pleasure of “satisfying”. With the wishes of guests in mind, he invites them to share his memories, travels and multiple encounters with multiple great chefs. An absolute culinary generosity born out of love for seasonal products. A common fascination with chef Oth Sombath, who also pays particular attention to local products that connect each dish with the essence of satisfaction.
The secret of Pierre Balthazar’s cuisine lies in the way he worng word his trade, defined by the elementary pleasure of “satisfying”. Keeping the wishes of his guests in mind, he invites them to share his memories, travels and many encounters with great chefs. His absolute culinary generosity was born out of love for seasonal products – a fascination he has in common with chef Oth Sombath, who also pays particular attention to local products that connect each dish with the essence of satisfaction.



– Dinner on the 17th of June from 19:00 to 22:30

6-course discovery meal: €80 or €110 wines included

– Lunch & Dinner on the 18th of June from 12:00 to 14:30 and from 19:00 to 22:30

4 formulas:
Business lunch: €27 or €33 wines included
2-course meal: €45 or €57 wines included
3-course meal: €55 or €73 wines included
6-course discovery meal: €80 or €110 wines included

Information and reservations by telephone on +32 504 13 33
or via email at

The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar
Boulevard de Waterloo 38
B-1000 Brussels

The Brussels Jazz Marathon | 22-24/05/2015

Discover the vast and diverse jazz offer in our capital: the annual Brussels Jazz Marathon. This year the party celebrates its 20th edition!

The Brussels Jazz Marathon

The Brussels Jazz Marathon attracts jazz buffs from all over the world; numerous festivals amongst which the Brosella Folk & Jazz just a stone’s throw away from the Atomium; an ancient train station converted into a jazz club; a musical instruments museum with the world’s largest collection of saxophones and various record labels established at the heart of the European capital.

Jazz resounds in many clubs and even in the Brussels metro or in the streets on International Jazz Day. Not to mention that Brussels is Toots Thielemans’ home town and as he rightly points out: “We’ve got that thing called swing”.

The Brussels Jazz Marathon brings the most exclusive genres to the general public through a weekend-long programme of in- and outdoor concerts. Live performances take place at Grand-Place, Sablon square, St-Catherine square, F. Cocq square and Luxembourg square as well as in various indoor clubs and bars in the beautiful city centre. Jazz, blues, funk, world… you name it!

Just follow your ears as you stroll around the city. And as if that were not enough, add a special mini Marathon for kids, up- and downtown shuttles and a swinging, friendly atmosphere all over the city…

Don’t miss out on this wonderful weekend : May 22, 23 and 24 !
Free entrance for everyone.

The Brussels Jazz Marathon

More information:

Visit the The Brussels Jazz Marathon website.

Where to stay:

The Hotel. Brussels

Panorama Suite
Boulevard de Waterloo 38
Discover special offers & packages on The Hotel website.


The Brussels Jazz Platform is an initiative of BrosellaBrussels Jazz OrchestraFlageyJazztronaut and Jazz Station supported by and the Brussels-Capital Region.