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By admin | August 5 2008
As recommended in our “Where to Stay” section, Hotel Amigo is one of Brussels’s finest luxury hotels.
Situated adjacent to the Grand Place, the most desirable of locations, 12 rooms offer perfect flexibility of size; banquet rooms can be used for an intimate dinner or halls can host up to 320 people. Each room is made individual with antiques, original Flemish paintings and tapestries, giving an atmosphere that is in complete contrast to so many soulless boardrooms and conference centers. The hotel’s kitchen is fully equipped for gourmet catering, but for even greater individuality, the hotel’s concierges can arrange evenings of beer tasting, chocolate tutorials and a dinner in a 1940s vintage tram.
Jacques Vitu, General Manager
+32 2 547 4747
Rue de l’Amigo, 1000
If the Atomium offers Brussels’s most contemporary event space, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts is the city’s most cultured venue.
Not only can the museum host up to 700 people but events can be combined with private visits to permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, adding a touch of historical significance to any occasion. Three spaces are available to hire: The Forum is a double height grand hall that can accommodate a maximum of 700 people and seat 400. The Magritte Room is located in the brand new Magritte Museum, home to some of René Magritte’s finest works, and can seat 150 for dinner with a maximum capacity of 220. The third option is Museum Cafe, a contemporarily furnished space for 150 people.
Caroline Haraké, Events Manager
+32 2 508 3412
3 Rue de la Régence, 1000
This bizarre sculpture, one of the city’s most iconic and visited landmarks, seems the most unlikely of places to host an event.
Inspired by a molecule magnified 165 billion times, the Atomium, on the face of it, does not appear suitable for any sort of gathering. However, inside each of its vast globes are venues that give an astonishing backdrop to meetings, seminars, birthdays, anniversaries and cocktail parties. Besides the novelty of being inside a molecule, the Atomium offers breathtaking views and contemporary lighting in a circular room. The top globe can host 80 people and boasts the finest views of Brussels, other globes are larger and host up to 200. Alternatively, the whole sculpture can be rented for 800 people.