Brussels

Brussels

Start: Brussels End: Brussels Duration: 5 days Whole year

Brussels

Discover Brussels and its history, and learn about the chapter of its occupation which started on 28 May 1940. Stroll through La Grande Place and the many charming spots of the European Capital while learning about the journey from WWII occupation, resistance and liberation to European integration. 

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Day 1

Arrival and overnight stay at your hotel in Brussels.

Day 2

Free morning to explore Brussels' magnificent Grand Square (Grande Place) and its beautiful collection of baroque guildhalls, museums and sidewalk cafes. In the afternoon visit the Royal Museum of Army and Military History. During the Second World War the Germans occupied the Museum and the institution only reopened after the conflict. Overnight stay in Brussels.

Day 3

Tour Brussels and its many museums and historic sites. Experience the European Parliament and its Visitors' Centre in Brussels, and discover in a refreshingly new way more about the institution and the journey of the European integration. Evening at leisure and overnight stay in Brussels.

Day 4

Drive a short distance north to Mechelen and Willebroek. Belgium was not spared the horror of Nazism and its concentration camps, and the fortress of Breendonk in Willebroek is a moving and striking example of these tragic events. The Memorial reaches out to those who, in one way or another, fought for freedom, stood up to oppression or suffered as victims of racism and blind fanaticism. Also visit Kazerne Dossin, which the Nazis also used as a transit camp from 1942 and 1944, and from where 26,000 Jews and Romanians were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Overnight stay in Brussels. 

Day 5

End of tour, transfer to the airport or train station.

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