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Waterloo

Known as the site of Napoleon's defeat, Waterloo tops the itinerary of any serious history buff exploring the Walloon Brabant province, located in the very heart of Belgium. A popular day trip from Brussels, the small town preserves the battlefield where 32,000 soldiers lost their lives in June of 1815. The battle changed the course of history and became one of Europe's bloodiest wartime episodes. If possible, time your visit to coincide with one of the battle reenactments, and you'll be treated to a history lesson brought to life. Waterloo is in Walloon Brabant Province. Plan your trip to Waterloo and other Belgium destinations using our handy Belgium trip itinerary planner .
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Some of the older hotels in Waterloo have grand dining rooms, while the newer ones offer 24-hour gyms and trendy bars--all are evenly spread throughout town and within easy reach of the main attractions. Because of its proximity to Brussels, many visitors opt to travel from the capital to Waterloo as part of a day trip. Traveling from Brussels to Waterloo takes around an hour by public transport, and half that by car.
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