Hotels in Parc du Cinquantenaire/Etterbeek – There are choices of budget hotel located quite close to Parc du Cinquantenaire/Etterbeek if you prefer to stay within the vicinity. Most hotels are just walking distance from the park, which means you'll have more time exploring the park and it's surrounding than wasting it on travelling. These budget hotels offer decent rooms with standard amenities and toiletries plus good customer service as well. However, if you're looking for a bit upscale hotels, then you'll have to look nearer to city centre, as there are no luxury hotels near the park.
Parc du Cinquantenaire - Parc du Cinquantenaire of Park of the Fiftieth Anniversary is a public urban park located in the eastern part of the European Quarter. This thirty hectares park was built in late 1880s in commemorating fiftieth anniversary of Belgian Independence. The surrounding 30 hectare park esplanade is full of picturesque gardens, ponds and waterfalls, housing trade fairs, exhibitions and festivals at the beginning of the century but later converted to a fully leisure park. The park's centrepiece, the Arc de Triomphe-Triomfboo, a triumphal arch erected much later in 1905 is the first thing you must see visiting here. Apart from that, you'll find many structures within the park, built with iron, glass and stone symbolising the economic and industrial performance of Belgium over the years.
There are also three notable museums this park, which brings torrents of visitors yearly, the The Royal Military Museum, Cinquantenaire Art Museum, and the AutoWorld Museum. You'll be amazed with the main attraction of The Royal Military Museum, a collection of original aircrafts used in real battles during World War I. The entrance is free but it closes much earlier compared to other museums, at 4.30pm. If you're planning a museum visit, it's better to visit The Royal Military Museum first before it closes.