From: Tuesday, August 13, 2024
To: Friday, August 16, 2024
Flower Carpet 2024
Every other summer, on the weekend of August 15th, the Flower Carpet offers a chance to stroll across the Grand-Place, a jewel of Gothic architecture, to inhale the fragrant scent of the begonias and admire its details.
- The Flower Carpet display attracts thousands of visitors, so book your stay as early as possible as hotels in the centre can be difficult to find.
- Brussels Flower Carpet is an extraordinary spectacle, made complete by a visit to the balcony of the Town Hall, which offers a wide-angle view of the work. A musical theme is especially composed for each edition.
- A concert is held on the Grand-Place every evening and accompanies a magnificent sound-and-light show.
- The Flower Carpet is 75 m long by 24 m wide. 1,800 m2 of begonias, around 300 cut flowers per m2!
- A hundred volunteers assemble the carpet in 4 hours.
- The first Flower Carpet of Brussels was created in 1971 and has been a show stopper every two years on the Grand-Place since 1986.
- Stay at the NH Brussels Grand Sablon, rated “Fabulous” by guests, featuring stylish rooms, delicious breakfast options and has a perfect location.
Flower time (biennial)
- From 11 to 15, 2023 – August Every Two Years – Every other summer, in alternation with the Flower Carpet of the Grand-Place, the Town Hall of Brussels receives Flower time.
- So flower lovers have a floral rendezvous in Brussels each year.
- For the occasion, the enchanting Town hall is transformed into an idyllic place for a stroll. The entry hall, the corridors, the offices, meeting and reception rooms are adorned with dozen of floral arrangements, each of them unique and surprising.
- These magnificently coloured and scented pictures are created by internationally renowned landscape architects and floral artists. They offer visitors a chance to admire what’s new, and what are the trends and flowers of the moment.
Where to stay in Brussels?
The following hotels are close to the Flower Carpet displays and the city’s bustling gay scene:
Gay Map of Brussels
Most of the gay bars in Brussels are located in the city centre around the streets Rue du Marché au Charbon. We have found good hotels close to the gay area keeping you in the middle of all the fun.
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Rocco Forte Hotel
5 Star, Luxury
- 5-star, award-winning restaurant.
- A short taxi ride to the gay bars.
- Designer features, luxurious bathroom.
- Elegant rooms, ideal for luxury and history lovers, close to Grand Place.
Brussels Marriott Hotel
4 Star, Great Value
- 4-star, air-conditioned, fully equipped fitness center.
- A short walk to the gay bars.
- Satellite TV, coffee facilities.
- Great value, near Grand Place and Manneken Pis.
4 Star, Location
- 4-star, well equpped wellness facilities, free WiFi.
- Close to the gay district.
- Spacious accommodation, stylish.
- Central location, perfect for shopping and sightseeing.
ibis Hotel Brussels
3 Star, Readers Choice
- 3-star, clean modern style, Belgian beers.
- Close to the gay district.
- Air conditioning, flat-screen TV.
- Readers’ choice, near Grand Place, diverse dining options nearby.
Video Of Brussels Flower Carpet
flower carpet blossoms in Brussels’ iconic Grand Place
Top Gay Neighbourhoods in Brussels
Brussels, the capital of Belgium and a hub for European institutions, has a thriving LGBTQ+ community and is known for being an inclusive and LGBTQ+-friendly city.
Saint-Jacques| Often referred to as the gay village
- This area, often referred to as the “gay village” of Brussels, is located near the Grand Place.
- It’s known for its concentration of LGBTQ+-friendly bars, clubs, and venues.
- Rue du Marché au Charbon/Kolenmarktstraat is a street within this area that is particularly known for its gay bars and nightlife.
- Discover the best things to see and do in Brussels
Rue du Lombard
Home to several LGBTQ+-friendly establishments, including bars, cafes, and clubs. It’s known for its lively.
The heart of Brussels with its stunning architecture, often the hub of events, festivals, and markets.