Hi...I've just come across a fantastic deal for a February weekend in Brussels (ex Dublin) for just over 100euro (inc flights & accom for 2 nights).
We would arrive in CRL at 9.30am on a friday morning and depart at 21.00 on sunday night. Keen to pack as much into the weekend as possible. 99% sure w, giving us 3 whole days to explore. Have looked at Ibis St Catherine but think we will be booking the IBIS at Gare Midi because it seems to make sense for CRL shuttle plus the ease of catching a train for a trip out of Brussels.
We're trying to work on tight budget, - love quirky/eccentric shops, unpretentious pubs & restaurants, flea markets, live music, art, trying local delicacies (mmmh chocolate and beer) and don't mind a bit of walking/biking for sight-seeing off the beaten-track. Would love your recommendations for a day-trip...Bruges, Ghent or Leuven on a Saturday in february?...Many thanks in advance! -Lex