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In the heart of Brussels is the "Ilot sacré" (sacred island and not secret island as I wrote previously by mistake, sorry) which includes the whole area behind the Grand'Place
It is always a very busy area the whole year around and a well liked place by tourists
Of course in summer it is even nicer
There are lots of shops, cafés and bistros
Beer glass candles
and a little market with all kind of decoration things.
Entering the "secret island" you will find 100 of restaurants, side by side you only have to choose.
These little streets are also called the "devour alley", I think everybody can find what he is looking for and all Belgian specialities are present. In summer, spring and automn you mostly eat outside really on the streets. When it is too cool they have outside heatings. Only when it rains people eat inside.
All little streets land up here in the Gallery St. Hubert
I saw this adorable bronze statue
there are also lots of Belgian chocolate shops
and other decorative things. But you also can find jewelry, clothes etc.