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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. This extraordinary spectacle is 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 given 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.
Flower time (biennial) – From 13 to 16 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.
Here are the Hotels we recommend with good reviews that keep you close to all the action
August is a busy time in Brussels
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.
Recommended Apartments in Brussels
The fully renovated and tastefully furnished apartment is located in the heart of the historic city center of Brussels. 2 steps from the main square, but in a very quiet and completely renovated building, walking distance of all points of interest.
In the vibrant, young, trendy Dansaert area, in the center of the city you will find Place Saint Géry. A square which is well known for his sunny bars and Thai restaurants next to the Beurs and Grand Place. You cannot be better located in Brussels!
All the amenities you need for your stay in Brussels combined with a fantastic location, 250 meters from Grand Place, 50 meters from Metro Station. Fast internet (& Netflix). Self check-in! UN-heritage building!. Self check- in anytime after 4pm
The appartement is conveniently located in the heart of Brussels, right next to the Grand Place, and all major tourist attractions : The galerie de la Reine, Sainte Catherine district, The Sablon, The Royal museum etc. The apartment has been totally renovated
Video Of Brussels Flower Carpet
flower carpet blossoms in Brussels’ iconic Grand Place
Recommended Hotels in Brussels
Most of Brussels’ gay life centres around the Rue du Marché au Charbon (or Kolenmarkt – Brussels and its street names are bilingual: French and Flemish). We have chosen hotels within easy walking distance of the gay scene.
Forte Hotel Amigo
5 Star Luxury Option
Elegant rooms with designer features, on the corner of Grand Place with an award-winning restaurant in a picturesque historic setting.