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Cliffs at Etretat in France

Cliffs at Etretat

The cliffs at Etretat are part of the Alabaster coast in France. In this seaside town you can have a great view of the white cliffs and the natural archways that reach out into the sea.

Kapellbrücke in Lucerne

Kapellbrücke

The Kapellbrücke(Chapel Bridge) is a symbol of Lucerne and one of the most visited landmarks of Switzerland. It was built in 1333 as part of the city's fortifications and is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.

Cubic Houses in Rotterdam

Cubic Houses Rotterdam

Designed by Piet Blom in 1984, the cubic houses are one of the most famous buildings in the world. The 32 houses are tilted 45 degrees, contain 3 floors and have a total area of 100 square metres.

Beersel Castle in Belgium

Beersel Castle

Beersel Castle, located in the South of Brussels, was built by Godfried van Hellebeke between 1300 and 1310. It has 3 massive watchtowers and is surrounded by a wide moat.

Manarola, Cinque Terre in Italy

Manarola

Manarola is part of the Cinque Terre in the Italian region of Liguria. The Cinque Terre consists of five villages located on the cliffs at the Mediterranean coast.

Brussels

Brussels is the capital of Belgium and the administrative centre of the European Union. The city is bordered by the Wallonia and Flemish regions and lies about 100km away from the North Sea.

St. Nicholas ChurchSaint Nicholas church.


King Albert IStatue of King Albert I.


Royal Square The Royal Square with the statue of Godfry of Bouillon and the Saint James church in the background.


Museum of Musical InstrumentsThe Museum of Musical Instruments.


Rue de BouchersRue de Bouchers.


Musical Instruments Museum

Musical Instruments Museum, Brussels

The Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels has about 1500 instruments on display. Divided over four floors, you can see pieces from all continents and all periods of time.

The building were you can find the museum used to house the Old England shop. It was constructed in 1899 to a design of architect Paul Saintenoy and is one of the most beautiful Art-Nouveau buildings in Brussels.

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Euronext Brussels

Brussels Stock Exchange

Euronext Brussels is part of the NYSE Euronext, a corporation that operates multiple securities exchanges, like Euronext, New York Stock Exchange and NYSE Arca. The most well known index on the Euronext Brussels is the BEL20.

The home of the stock exchange was designed by Léon-Pierre Suys in Neo-Renaissance and Second Empire styles. Construction started in 1868 and was finished in 1873.

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Galeries Royales St. Hubert

St. Hubert Gallery, Brussels


St. Hubert Gallery, Brussels[3]


St. Hubert Gallery, Brussels[1]

The St. Hubert Gallery is a glass-covered shopping arcade in the centre of Brussels. It was designed by Jean-Pierre Cluysenaar to house luxury boutiques. Construction started on May 6, 1846 and was finished 18 months later. The Gallery consist of three parts, the Gallery of the King, the Gallery of the Queen and the Princes Gallery.

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The Royal Palace

Royal Palace

Royal PalaceThe Royal Palace in Brussels is not the official residence of the King and Queen, but King Albert II has his offices here and it is used for state receptions, royal audiences and court ceremonies. Each year during summer months, the Royal Palace opens its doors to the public. The admission is free.


The European Parliament

European Parliament

European Parliament

European ParliamentThe official seat of the European Parliament is in Strasbourg, but the one in Brussels serves for preparatory meetings and complementary, non-plenary sessions. It is located in the European quarter of Brussels, close to the Leopoldpark.


Royal Military Museum

Royal Military Museum

Royal Military Museum

Royal Military Museum

Royal Military Museum

Royal Military Museum

Royal Military Museum

Royal Military MuseumThe Royal Military Museum you can find in the northern hall of the Triumphal Arch. It has a collection of 10 centuries military history. Admission for the museum is free.


The Triumphal Arch

Triumphal Arch

top of Triumphal Arch

Triumphal Arch

view from the Triumphal ArchThis arch was built to serve as a monument to illustrate the glorious past of Brussels. The arch was planned for the world exhibition of 1880 but was completed in 1905. It is possible to go to the top of the Arch and have a view on the city. In the large halls on both sides of the arch are museums. The northern hall houses the Royal Military Museum and the southern hall houses the Autoworld museum.