On Valentine's Day, what could be better than a romantic weekend for 2 to declare your love or keep the flame burning bright? Sitting at the crossroads of Europe, Brussels is a true hotbed of culture where creative fields gather together. Designated the European Capital of Culture in 2000, the town is known for its rich array of remarkable monuments and museums and its multiple medieval buildings.
Though giving flowers and chocolates to your better half is highly contemporary, Saint Valentine’s Day has long been the festival for lovers. Its origins lie in Saint Valentine, a priest imprisoned for performing marriage ceremonies despite being forbidden by the Emperor. He fell in love with his jailor’s blind daughter, and restored her sight. During his time in prison, he wrote her sweet letters, signing them as "Your Valentine." February 14 also coincides with the beginning of the breeding season, when man is surrounded by the delights of new life everywhere.
In Brussels, there is no shortage of places and activities for celebrating Valentine’s Day. After your breakfast in bed, visit the Van Buuren Museum and gardens, a treasure trove of greenery right in the heart of Brussels, with rosaries shaped in the form of a heart. Afterwards, stop by the restaurant Bleu de Toi, where you will find delicious food in an old house with pale blue walls. Then, take a romantic stroll in Josaphat Park to immortalise your couple at the fountain of love. For a beautiful end to the day, rent a tandem at Vélo Pipette.
For your romantic break in Brussels, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel will be happy to welcome you right in the heart of town. Located just 14 kilometers from the airport, the hotel offers 281 elegant and comfortable bedrooms. You can choose to dine within the hotel at the Sea Grill Restaurant, presented in the Michelin guide, or even in the emblematic Atrium Restaurant. Throughout your weekend, you and your other half can de-stress at the fitness club and enjoy all the pleasures the town has to offer.