The comfort of a Martin’s hotel just a stone’s throw from the centre of Brussels
The early history of Martin’s Brussels EU begins in 1991 – when the Eurovillage Hotel opens its doors on the spot where four houses previously stood, each with a garden. After Martin’s Hotel established itself in Walloon-Brabant , Leuven and Brussels, the Group took over this Brussels hotel complex as well.
In 2007, Martin’s Brussels EU stepped forward into the impressive building (with no less than seven floors), with all of the Group’s customary quality standards. The reception hall, the atrium, the meeting rooms, the bar and restaurant – all were completely redesigned in an original contemporary style. The hotel’s numerous high-tech elements fit wonderfully well with the modern character of the city. The guest rooms and bathrooms have been completely renewed to offer you all of the comfort that you expect of a prestigious hotel.
Since then, Martin’s Brussels EU has grown to become one of the best addresses in Brussels. Every week, the hotel receives a whole host of ministers, dignitaries, parliamentarians and European consuls. But it’s also the favourite spot for countless business travellers and tourists who are looking for a well-situated hotel with the comforts to make them feel entirely at home.
“Bruxelles, ma belle…”
A visit to Brussels begins, of course, in the historic city centre, which is in the shape of a pentagon. The city is remarkable for its architectural gems. You must certainly not miss the Grote Markt, one of the most beautiful city squares in the world. Stroll along the magnificent houses of the Ilôt Sacré (literally, the sacred island), the Sint-Katelijne square, the Sint-Goriks halls and the Vismarkt.
On the way back to Martin’s Brussels EU, you pass by several monuments bestowed on Brussels by Leopold II, the builder king. Discover, for example, the Museum voor Oude Kunst, the Royal Palace of Brussels and the Jubelparkpaleis, established in honour of 50 years of Belgian independence.
Brussels is a fine arts and culture city, in which everyone – Brusselaars, expats and visitors – finds something to suit his or her taste. The European capital is also the summit of the art of the comic strip, the Jugendstil (or art nouveau) and the famous Belgian surrealism. Jacques Brel, René Margitte, Victor Horta, Hergé… are prime representatives. Devotees of the plastic arts and music – contemporary as well as traditional – are really in their element in the city’s numerous museums and cultural shrines. In addition, during the last few years, ‘Winterpret’ has developed into one of the most visited Christmas markets in Europe.
But in Brussels you can take advantage of gastronomic delicacies and all kinds of festivities all year round. The European capital is full of bustling quarters (Sint-Gorik, Sint-Bonifatius, Sint-Katelijne, Flagey, Zavel…), where you can sample Belgian and Brussels specialities in abundance, from hop preparations to absolutely delicious local dishes.
Do you like to shop or window-shop? Then, you’ll be ecstatic in Brussels! Stroll through the flea market on the Vossenplein, and visit the antique dealers in the neighbourhood of the Zavel and the Hoogstraat. Discover the fashion designers in the Antoine Dansaertstraat and the luxury shops on the Gulden Vlieslaan…
Brussels is la Belle, the beautiful city that Jacques Brel immortalised in song. It’s also one of the greenest cities in Europe. You can always take a breather between two sightseeing trips in the many parks and gardens. Enjoy Brussels, as well as the contact with the cordial and engaging Brusselaars…
We wish you a very pleasant stay!Local sights of special interest around Martin's Brussels EU