Brussels plays host to The Apprentice Candidates in Belgium

  • Brussels plays host to The Apprentice Candidates in Belgium
    May 9, 2013 5:14 pm,3927 Views

    The BBC Apprentice series came to Belgium this year as a reward for the boys’ team who beat the girls’ team in a task to make and sell a new type of beer to trade and consumers.

    The Apprentice boys in Belgium

    The Apprentice candidates wasted no time in heading for Brussels, the Belgian capital, to soak up the sights, sounds, food and more that Brussels has to offer.

    The city is very popular with tourist attracted by its small town charm, trendy bars, restaurants, food, nightlife, museums, and other attractions including the diverse exhibitions and festivals organized there every year.

    Brussels is also a mecca of style, art, and design. The streets of Brussels feature art and architecture created from an unmistakably Belgian point of view that is not found anywhere else.


    The top attractions of the city include:

    Grand Place (inc. Hotel de Ville)

    Brussels main tourist attraction. This medieval square, with its 15th century gothic Town Hall, is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful in Europe and has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1998.

    Manneken Pis

    This monument is to Brussels what the Statue of Liberty is to Manhattan or Big Ben is to London. Astonishingly, the statue is regularly dressed in costumes, many of which have been presented by visiting heads of state.

    Royal Palace (Palais Royal)

    This is the official palace of the Belgium monarchy, and it is here that court ceremonies, royal audiences and state receptions are held. It is open to the public between July and September each year.

    The Atomium

    One of the city’s major landmarks this unusual monument was erected in 1958 as part of the World Fair exhibition.

    Cathedral of St Michael & St Gudule

    The beautiful Gothic Cathedral is the national church of Belgium and it is here that royal weddings and funerals take place. Though dating from the 12th century, the church was only granted cathedral status in 1962. It is one of finest examples of Brabant Gothic architecture in Europe.

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