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Walloon Brabant Holiday Guide

Under an hour south of Brussels, the region of Walloon Brabant is like Belgium in miniature, with a beguiling mix of picturesque towns, green countryside, medieval chateaux and outdoor activities

The most famous historic site in Walloon Brabant is Waterloo, where Napoleon’s French forces were defeated by the British and Prussian armies in 1815. Explore locations related to the battle, including the Lion’s Mound with its views across the battlefield. There are also several museums, including Napoleon’s last headquarters and the Hougoumont Farm, preserved as it was in the aftermath of the battle. Take a walk along the Promenade du Lion – a walking trail that takes you past the main sites of interest.

One of the highlights of Walloon Brabant is exploring the well-preserved medieval centres of towns such as Nivelles and Wavre, with their narrow, cobbled streets and striking landmarks, such as Nivelle’s Collegiate Church of St Gertrude – one of the largest Romanesque churches in the world. Villers Abbey, not far from Nivelles, is home to a well-maintained medieval garden and a microbrewery run by the monks.

To enjoy local art and culture head to Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, where the rural village centre was joined in the 1970s by a modernist new town built to accommodate the growing university. The student population means there is a lively cultural scene, and the town is also a draw for art-lovers who come to explore the life and work of Hergé – creator of Tintin.

One of the best ways to explore the villages and countryside of Walloon Brabant is to rent a bicycle and follow the numerous waymarked routes through the region. There are also walking routes, with several country walks near Lake Genval in the north of Walloon Brabant. The lake is also popular for sailing and canoeing.

Walloon Brabant also has various culinary specialities. Enjoy the local food and drink by trying the sweet and savoury tarts, the cured sausage and the general abundance of excellent local produce – all best accompanied by the locally brewed beer that Belgium is famous for.

Spend a weekend enjoying Walloon Brabant’s medieval towns or a longer stay taking in the region’s full history; Walloon Brabant makes a great destination for all kinds of holiday.


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Le 1815 Hotel

Le 1815 Hotel

Route Du Lion 367-369, Waterloo
3.9
of 5, from 20 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0
£96
Martin's Château du Lac

Martin's Château du Lac

Avenue du Lac 87, Rixensart
4.1
of 5, from 168 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Genval, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Genval Lake and within 3 miles (5 km) of Chateau La Hulpe and Folon Foundation. Royal Waterloo Golf Club and Golf du Chateau de la Bawette are also within 6 miles (10 km).

£74
Dolce La Hulpe Brussels

Dolce La Hulpe Brussels

135 Chaussee de Bruxelles, La Hulpe
4.5
of 5, from 468 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in a regional park, this spa hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Chateau La Hulpe and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Folon Foundation. Genval Lake and Sonian Forest are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£44
Leonardo Wavre Brussels Est

Leonardo Wavre Brussels Est

Rue De La Wastinne 45, Wavre
3.7
of 5, from 225 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Wavre, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Walibi Leisure Park and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Golf du Chateau de la Bawette. Catholic University of Louvain and Genval Lake are also within 9 miles (15 km).

£52
Best Western Hotel Wavre

Best Western Hotel Wavre

Avenue Lavoisier 12, Wavre
3.9
of 5, from 50 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Wavre, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Golf du Chateau de la Bawette and within 6 miles (10 km) of Walibi Leisure Park and Genval Lake. Catholic University of Louvain and Folon Foundation are also within 9 miles (15 km).

£56
ibis Brussels Waterloo

ibis Brussels Waterloo

Boulevard Henri Rolin 5a, Waterloo
3.8
of 5, from 185 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Waterloo, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Lion's Mound, 7 Fontaines Golf Club and Royal Waterloo Golf Club. Horta Museum and Chateau La Hulpe are also within 9 miles (15 km).

£72
Chateau de Limelette

Chateau de Limelette

87 Rue Charles Dubois, Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
3.6
of 5, from 201 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Limelette, this spa hotel is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Walibi Leisure Park and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Catholic University of Louvain. Golf du Chateau de la Bawette and Genval Lake are also within 9 miles (15 km).

£97
Martin's Grand Hotel

Martin's Grand Hotel

Chaussée de Tervuren 198, Waterloo
4.2
of 5, from 117 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Waterloo, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Lion's Mound and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Royal Waterloo Golf Club. Chateau La Hulpe and 7 Fontaines Golf Club are also within 6 miles (10 km).

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