Twelve reasons to visit Brussels this summer
The sun is out and Brussels is looking good, so here are our suggestions to make the most of the city and the beautiful weather this summer.
You can’t visit Brussels without spending some time on the historic Grand-Place, admiring the gilt topped guild houses and perhaps enjoying a beer on the terrace of one of the great bars. From 16 to 19 August you have an extra reason to visit, as the Flower Carpet http://www.flowercarpet.brussels/en takes over the Grand-Place in an explosion of colour and beautiful scent. A team of volunteers assemble the carpet, which is made up of 500,000 flowers, in over just eight hours, creating something magical. This year the intricate floral patter will be paying homage to the colourful Guanajuato region of Mexico.