As the title says, we stopped over at Brussels as part of our mini Europe road trip in 2013 (Rotterdam- Amsterdam- Brussels-Bruges). We didn’t get to explore the city much apart from the town centre (as well as The Infantry Memorial and Palace of Justice) due to lack of time. BUT we did the two most important things; filled up the car boot with gallons of Belgian beers and ate a lot of The Mighty Belgian Chocolates!! (see pics below)
Hotel we stayed: Pentahotels Brussels city centre.
Address: Chaussee de Charleroi 38, Saint-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium (Formerly Mercure Hotels Brussels Centre Louise)
How to cross the English Channel from Dover (UK) to Calais (France- Europe)
Dover to Calais is the shortest and easiest way to go to France if you are driving from UK to Europe. You can use either of the following two options:
1. Dover to Calais ferry – After boarding the ferry and parked the car in the lower deck, you are allowed to go to upper deck where you can sit back,enjoy the views, eat and relax. Takes around 90 minutes to cross. Use the following link to book online at http://www.poferries.com/en/dover-calais
Post code for sat nav (Dover-UK) : CT16 1JA
Address for sat nav(Calais-France) : P&O Ferries,Terminal Car Ferry,62100,Calais
2. Dover to Calais Euro tunnel Train – You will be staying inside the car and the car will be inside the train. Much more faster than ferry,takes around 30-40 minutes. Book online at https://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/home/
Address for sat nav (Dover- UK) : Eurotunnel UK Terminal, Ashford Road, Folkestone, CT18 8XX, United Kingdom.
Address for sat nav (Calais-France) : Eurotunnel,62231, Coquelles
When you start driving from Calais, remember these before you start:
a) Make sure your car has headlight deflection sticker.
b) Note that the speed limit is in Kilometres and change the settings in your car accordingly.
The Infantry Memorial of Brussels built in memory of the Belgian foot soldiers who fought in World War I & II
The Infantry Memorial of Brussels
The Infantry Memorial of Brussels- Dome of Palace of Justice can be seen as well