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  1. Banksy Museum Brussels

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    Are you looking for a cultural outing during your stay at our hotel? If you are a fan of contemporary art, urban culture, or simply looking for a unique museum experience, the Banksy Museum in Brussels is a must-visit destination. Located in the heart of the city, this museum is dedicated to the enigmatic and world-renowned street artist, Banksy.

    Banksy’s works are known for their provocative themes and distinctive stencil technique. The museum features a carefully curated collection of some of his most iconic pieces, offering visitors a deep dive into the mind of an artist who has managed to remain anonymous while gaining worldwide fame. As you wander through the museum, you will discover thought-provoking artworks that challenge societal norms and spark important conversations about politics, consumerism, and human rights.

    The Banksy Museum in Brussels goes beyond simply displaying art; it provides a comprehensive look at the artist’s impact on the global art scene. Interactive exhibits and multimedia presentations offer insights into Banksy’s creative process and the messages behind his works. This immersive experience is designed to engage and inspire visitors of all ages.

    In addition to the permanent collection, the museum regularly hosts temporary exhibitions and events, ensuring there is always something new to see. Whether you are an art enthusiast or a casual visitor, the Banksy Museum promises an unforgettable journey into the world of street art. Don’t miss the chance to explore this cultural gem in Brussels.

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  2. Exploring the heart of Brussels Beer Culture

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    In the heart of Brussels, where the past’s charm paves the way in cobblestone and history rises in architectural splendor, there’s a pulsating soul of hops and barley. This isn’t just beer; it’s Brussels’ own art form, transcending even the famed Trappist reputation.

    Nestled among these narrating stones is the haven known as Brasserie de la Senne, a sanctuary amidst the bohemian vibrance of the Tour & Taxis neighborhood. This boutique brewhouse is the essence of Brussels’ storied love affair with beer, birthed by a duo of brew artists whose passion is as palpable as the flavors they ferment.

    Step inside, and you’re stepping into a gallery of liquid artistry, where the Zinnebir headlines and the Taras Boulba is a seasonal exhibit of taste. Each brew is a brushstroke of devotion and a testament to a greener brew process that welcomes all who walk Brussels’ lively lanes.

    Here, in this city, beer is the collective heartbeat, and Brasserie de la Senne is its rhythmic pulse, offering an invitation not just to taste but to savor the true essence of Belgian beer culture. It’s an immersive experience, a toast to authenticity in the spirited streets of Brussels.

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  3. Folon. A Journey in Brussels

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    From February to September, three leading Brussels museums together with the Fondation Folon invite visitors to explore the colorful world of Jean-Michel Folon.

    Exhibition: “Folon: A Journey in Brussels”

    As spring grips Brussels in its enchanting hold, the artistic soul of the city pulsates excitingly and intensely. This year, the intriguing world of Folon captures the cultural spotlight.

    Hidden in the green oasis of La Hulpe, just beyond the urban noise, the Folon Foundation offers an exclusive opportunity to wander into the fantastic universe of the Brussels artist Jean-Michel Folon.

    In a dynamic collaboration with three prominent Brussels museums, the Folon Foundation rolls out a vibrant calendar full of events from February to September. From interactive workshops and engaging tours to unique exhibitions spread throughout the city; there’s an extensive array available for every art lover or those seeking inspiration.

    The Magritte Museum highlights the harmony between the works, language, connections, and unique characteristics of Magritte and Folon, with Folon finding inspiration in Magritte during his youth. This discovery was a revelation to him: “In painting, truly anything is possible. Even creating mysteries,” he realized.

    At the prestigious Maison Autrique, one of Horta’s first creations and a place of both grandeur and intimacy, one can delve deeper into Folon’s wide interest in various techniques and his passion for collecting.

    A third exhibition, organized by the Museo Civico Garda and the Associazione Archivio Storico Olivetti in Ivrea, Italy, in cooperation with the Fondation Folon and the Design Museum Brussels, delves into Folon’s connection with the legendary Italian company Olivetti and offers insight into the world of advertising design in a time of innovation.

    Spring in Brussels with Folon is so much more than an exhibition; it is an invitation to embark on a journey of creative discovery. Let the blooming nature and sunlight carry you into the world of Folon to let your imagination soar.

    For more details, visit the Fondation Folon.

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  4. SPECIAL OFFER : EASTER AT THE URBAN YARD HOTEL BRUSSELS

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    SPECIAL OFFER

    • Late Check-Out Until 2 PM
    • Breakfast Included
    • Easter eggs upon arrival

    AVAILABILITY

    valid for stays between 22/03/2024 and 01/04/2024.

    PROMOCODE

    EASTER

    EASTER AT URBAN YARD HOTEL BRUSSELS

    Revel in the arrival of spring and the exuberant Easter festivities at Urban Yard Hotel, your boutique getaway less than five minutes from Gare du Midi. Delight in a unique environment where modern comfort meets a playful, eclectic style in the inviting Square de l’Aviation. Discover an Urban Yard that radiates character, highlighted by the distinctive curvature of our bow window that floods the space with light.

    Brussels: A Metropolis in bloom

     

    As Brussels awakens with the warmth of spring, it transforms into a vibrant tableau of life and energy. Celebrating Easter here is to be part of something greater; it’s an all-encompassing adventure accentuated by jubilant markets, enthralling street acts, and the divine aroma of Belgian chocolate. From the grandiose Grand Place to the peaceful Royal Greenhouses, embark on a journey of discovery and enjoyment.

    Easter at Urban Yard Hotel

    The Urban Yard Hotel cordially extends an invitation to experience Easter with a touch of whimsy. Located in a charming and accessible part of Brussels, we’ve created an inviting haven that reflects the city’s heritage with a twist of our own quirky charm.

    Exclusive Easter Retreat

    Promo Code: EASTER

    Our Easter Retreat includes:

    • Accommodation: Unwind in our uniquely designed rooms, each one a tranquil space for rest and rejuvenation.
    • Bed and Breakfast: Greet the morning with a varied selection at our breakfast buffet, setting the tone for a delightful day.
    • Leisurely Departure: Extend your stay with our late check-out option, allowing you more time to explore or relax in the comfort of your room.
    • Easter Surprises: Begin your stay with charming Easter treats upon arrival, sweetening the start of your urban adventure.

     

    As you explore Brussels’ historic streets, indulge in the city’s culinary wonders, or enjoy the laid-back atmosphere at our hotel, Urban Yard is your prime Easter destination. With our prime location, vibrant ambiance, and dedicated service, we promise an Easter holiday that encapsulates the joyous essence of Brussels’ festive season.

    Book now with the promo code EASTER and embrace the beauty of spring at the Urban Yard Hotel. This Easter, let us turn your stay into an unforgettable holiday filled with cheer, tranquility, and memories to last a lifetime.

  5. Discover the Hidden Gem of Brussels: Urban Yard Hotel

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    Nestled in the heart of Europe, Brussels effortlessly combine historical charm with a vibrant contemporary spirit. After extensive research for the city and glowing recommendations, we decided to book our stay at the renowned Urban Yard Hotel. This exceptional choice proved to be a decision we would never regret. The hotel perfectly embodied our vision of a memorable and comfortable stay in Brussels with its prime location, stylish accommodations, and family-friendly atmosphere. Join us as we delve into the enchanting world of Urban Yard Hotel, a place that became our home away from home and added an extra layer of magic to our Brussels adventure.

    If you’re looking for a stylish and modern accommodation option in the heart of Brussels, look no further than the Urban Yard Hotel. This hidden gem offers a unique combination of contemporary design, exceptional service, and a prime location that’s perfect for exploring the city. Whether you’re visiting Brussels for business or pleasure, the Urban Yard Hotel is the perfect place to call home during your stay.

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  6. Experience Contemporary Surrealism at MIMA’s ‘Popcorn’ Exhibition – Unwind Afterwards at Urban Yard Hotel

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    Step into a realm where art counters the dreariness of daily life at MIMA’s engaging ‘Popcorn’ exhibition, available until May 26th. This event highlights the creative visions of 15 dynamic artists from Brussels and beyond, offering a vivid, quirky, and fantastical perspective on our societal landscape, perfect for those in search of motivation and a burst of creativity.

    In commemoration of the centennial of surrealism, Brussels is alight with exhibitions celebrating this influential avant-garde movement. At the forefront, the Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art (MIMA) breathes new life into this celebration with a modern twist. From the moment you step through the entrance, marked by an impressive gateway of towering popcorn sculptures, you’re drawn into a world brimming with imaginative potential.

    For a seamless continuation of your cultural voyage, the Urban Yard Hotel in Brussels presents an ideal retreat. Nestled in the heart of the city, this hotel offers a unique blend of urban chic and comfort, making it the perfect spot to decompress and reflect on the exhibition’s myriad of ideas. The Urban Yard Hotel’s distinctive ambiance, characterized by its modern design and casual elegance, mirrors the innovative spirit of the ‘Popcorn’ exhibition.

    As the celebration of surrealism unfolds further with upcoming explorations by Bozar and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts into the 1930s art movement, the Urban Yard Hotel stands ready to offer guests a stylish and comforting haven. Here, the vibrancy of contemporary art and the relaxed urban elegance converge, creating an unforgettable experience for all who visit.

  7. Kanal – Centre Pompidou reopens in 2024

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    KANAL-Centre Pompidou aspires to be a hub of culture and exchange accessible to everyone, shining a spotlight on Brussels’ creative scene and enhancing the city’s cultural allure. Slated to reopen in 2024, it will emerge as Brussels’ largest cultural institution, boasting over 35,000m² dedicated to contemporary artistic expression in various forms. Following its initial phase with KANAL BRUT – an exhibition in its unrefined space – and a significant two-part exhibition by Swiss artist John M Armleder, the vast garage underwent renovations. Despite the closure, Kanal continues to actively contribute to Brussels’ cultural landscape, fostering collaborations with local entities.

    Current exhibitions and events are scheduled at K1, a venue located directly opposite the construction site.

    For those planning to immerse themselves in this cultural renaissance, booking a stay at The President Hotel offers the perfect accommodation solution in Brussels, ensuring a comfortable and convenient experience as you explore the rich artistic offerings of KANAL-Centre Pompidou.

    Practical information:
    Square Sainctelette 11-12, 1000 Brussels City

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