Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/14

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Trip to Hamburg via Brussels
From: Nathan Wajsman <>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 15:49:59 +0200


All good suggestions to Jay, although I would add 't Kelderke on Grand' Place to the list of recommended eateries. Regarding the HCB exhibit at the Botanique, I thought that it ended sometime in June?

Nathan wrote:

> Jay,
> For a short visit to Brussels I'd recommend to stay around the Grand' Place. Supposedly, it's the most beautiful square in the world. You can take the train from the airport (every 20') which leaves you at the Central Station (200 m. from the GP).
> Around the GP: the old Brussels with plenty of bars (don't miss "La Chaloupe d'Or" or "Le roi d'Espagne" in the GP itself) but don't even try to eat in the restaurants for tourists!
> If you have time, take a walk to the Sablon (10' from GP): on saturdays and sundays antiques market (you might even found old Leicas!) and a lot of restaurants.
> Where to eat? Depends what you'd like, but in general food is very good in Belgium; eg, nice fish food at Place St. Catherine (also 10' from Grand Place).
> And if you have some time left, try to get tickets for the Magritte exhibit (at the Museum of Fine Arts, really magnificent) and to the Henri Cartier-Bresson "The Europeans" (at the Botanique, you'll understand why he's the master...)
> Enjoy your stay,
> Francisco