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Are shops, museums, sites closed on sundays?

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Are shops, museums, sites closed on sundays?

What time do shops close on weekends and weekdays? Museums?

Is it lively at night in the area around the palace? Are there restaurants and cafes in the area or are they further away?

thanks

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1. Re: Are shops, museums, sites closed on sundays?

Shops are closed on Sundays (except the last Sunday of the month), museums on Mondays.

Around the PALACE, no, it isn't lively at night: around the Grand' Place, if by any chance that is what you mean, I wouldn't say it is all that lively in the square itself, but in the city centre in general, yes. There are cafés and restaurants all over the place, in particular bars in Place St. Géry and restaurants in Place St. Catherine, rue de Flandres (don't eat in the ones in the very touristy Ilôt Sacré, that is rue des Bouchers, petite rue des Bouchers...

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2. Re: Are shops, museums, sites closed on sundays?

Yes that's right! Grand Place. We are staying very central 3 min walk from there. So, you don't recommend rue de Boucher too touristy, high prices? So we opt for Place St. Catherine for food. Bars are out of the question we are traveling with a child.

Do you know any cute cafes for breakfast walking distance from our hotel? We are staying at the Radisson Blue

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3. Re: Are shops, museums, sites closed on sundays?

I don''t know of any cafés I would call "cute", but for breakfast there's a branch of Le Pain Quotidien in the Galeries St. Hubert: lepainquotidien.be/en/….VtobhpwrLIU

It's not that you'd be poisoned in the rue des Bouchers area or even that the prices are necessarily high (although it's the only area of Brussels in which I have ever seen cover charges), but the sort of restaurants that have waiters trying to encourage you in are notorious for "misunderstandings" over the bill. On the other hand, the restaurants in the Galeries St. Hubert (e.g. La Taverne du Passage) are fine.

Most cafés (that aren't also bakeries) are bars and bars (that aren't also night clubs), cafés, there isn't that much of a distinction and there is no restriction as regards children. Many are also restaurants. There is no need to avoid Place St. Géry with children, you can also eat there or in nearby rue St. Catherine (e.g. all-you-can-eat ribs place Amadeo) and its continuation, rue de Flandres, on the other side of Place du Vieux Marché aux Grains and Place St. Catherine. It depends on what sort of things you want to eat.

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4. Re: Are shops, museums, sites closed on sundays?

Many thanks

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