Avenue Louise is the most luxurious shopping street in Brussels with a variety of luxury brands, trendy restaurants and cosy cafés. The shopping mall and district Toison d’Or features popular brands at all price levels. Boulevard de Waterloo connects these two shopping areas and features a variety of shops.
Stay at Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie to be located directly on Avenue Louise or at Stanhope Hotel Brussels, with close access to Boulevard de Waterloo. Several antique shops and art galleries are located around the Sablon Square, which is located within walking distance from Stanhope Hotel Brussels.
The European quarter
The European quarter of Brussels hosts besides the European Institutions also several interesting spots for your leisure time such as urban parks and interesting museums. At the Parlamentarium, which is the interactive visitor centre of the European Parliament, you will experience European politics in a comprehensive way.
The Parlamentarium is open 7 days a week and the entrance is free. There is also the European House of European History, which opened in 2017, that hosts permanent and interesting temporary exhibitions.
If you prefer to go for a walk, you can do so in the park at Cinquantenaire, a large, urban park. It also hosts the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History, the Art & History Museum and AutoWorld, which are all three popular museums in Brussels. You can reach the European quarter and its sights by foot from Thon Hotel EU, Stanhope Hotel Brussels and Thon Residence Parnasse.