To feel the real pulse of Brussels, step out and explore surrounding areas like Brussels, Schaerbeek, and Sint-Gillis.
Be sure to visit some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region such a rewarding holiday destination. Explore, admire and become intrigued in the variety of museums including Film Museum, Bellevue Museum and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.
If the sun is out, follow the locals and appreciate the nearby parks and reserves. Read a book or newspaper in one of the parks and gardens, which include Jubilee Park, Brussels Park and Leopold Park.
Those with some time to spare in the Sainte-Catherine area should not miss out on Place Royale, the La Grand Place and the Manneken Pis Statue. Whatever your religious background, serenity and calm awaits at Sainte-Catherine’s holy places like the Notre Dame du Sablon and the Notre Dame da la Chapelle.
Get familiar with the local fashion and spoil yourself with a new wardrobe in some of the nearby shopping hotspots such as the City 2 Shopping Mall and Midi Market.
Sports fans vacationing in Sainte-Catherine should book tickets for Constant Vanden Stock Stadium to see the RSC Anderlecht taking on visiting rivals. On game days follow the sea of purple and white, to the stadium, then after the final siren sounds, join local soccer lovers in the nearby pubs for a few post-game beers.
At the end of a long day seeing the sights around Sainte-Catherine, stay the night in one of the area’s popular bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. The Metropole Hotel, the Royal Windsor Hotel Grand'Place and the Bedford Hotel & Congress Centre are just three of the most popular accommodation options here.