Travel notes: Brussels

On the way to Amsterdam, and a night in the Hotel Metropole in Brussels. By coincidence, it’s where my grandfather-in-law stayed with his new wife on their honeymoon in 1946. It’s still a five star place, though currently in the middle of renovation. Lots of excellent art nouveau stained glass and some well-preserved history among the modern comforts.

Presumably the lack of business travellers in August was the reason for the ludicrously cheap rate (about €60 for a double room).

The hotel’s address in the usual schizoid Brussels manner is “Place de Brouckère 13 Debrouckereplein”