Strassen is located in central Luxembourg, and to no one’s surprise, is the perfect combination of German and French. Think about it. Architecture, chocolate (yes, chocolate) and beautiful, lush, grandiose green parks and cool landmarks are a lovely European starting point on the map. There’s great things to see and try and it begins in Strassen. Take a look for yourself!
1. Les Thermes
The very essence of pool fun! Les Thermes is much more than a fantastic place to take a dip. Whether alone or bringing friends and family with you, there’s a multi-faceted array of fun here. From Aqua World (learning to swim pool, regular swimming pool, baby pool, etc), to the sauna and wellness area, you can also throw memorable children’s birthday parties here as well!
Les Thermes Luxembourg
Address: Rue des Thermes, 8018 Strassen, Luxembourg
Website: Les Thermes
2. La Porte du Bengale
A master of Indian cuisine, La Porte du Bengale serves up epic curries, various masalas, veggie paneers, and much, much more. Seriously, if you are in Strassen and in the mood for a curry takeaway, you’d be crazy not to stop by, and the customers who frequent this joint have nothing but high praise. Giving it an Excellent 4 out of 5, La Porte du Bengale is, to quote one reviewer, “Sublimement bon !” If you haven’t tried a hot, spicy Indian dish before, why not consider challenging yourself to take on something new? You’re in a different city. What’s stopping you? Who knows - you might find a favorite new meal!
La Porte du Bengale
Address: 198 A Route d'Arlon, 8010 Strassen, Luxembourg
Website: La Porte du Bengale
3. Parc Merl
The perfect place for meditation, peaceful reflection, and just living in the moment, Parc Merl is a stone’s throw from the heart of the city. This is the perfect location for anybody, regardless of age. Usually when you’re in a foreign city, you want to just go, go, go, and take in as much as possible, but beautiful city parks like this make you realize it’s definitely okay to relax and chill out. You may even find a new friend while you’re there.
Regardless of weather, you can enjoy a stroll and observe life happening around you, 24/7, any time of the year. The magic of just enjoying this very moment is pretty special. You might even get to be a part of an audience for a stage production, enjoy live music, or just appreciate the sounds of life, love, and laughter. The other best part is that it’s absolutely free!
Address: 1430 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Website: Parc Merl
4. Strassen City Center
Fantastic if you plan to unwind, enjoy the views, and enjoy local food. Downtown Strassen offers a never ending experience of culture, people, sightseeing, and subtleties that stay with you until well after you’ve returned home. Downtown Strassen is not unlike other downtown metropolitan areas - you never feel totally alone even if you are traveling alone and there’s plenty of things to do, new restaurants to try and shopping to be done!
For history buffs, you’ll have to get a closer look at the unique architecture from the old Strassen, while also appreciating modern living of contemporary Strassen. If you’re in the mood for a cocktail or two, you can try Brasserie Benelux for a quiet and cozy atmosphere and a nice drink.
Downtown Strassen Restaurant
Address: Rue Chimay 12, 1333 Luxembourg
Website: Downtown Strassen Restaurant
Following in the standard of new cuisine, this is fine European dining to a T. Clairefontaine restaurant chef Arnaud Magnier has been celebrated for 16 years. The atmosphere is beautiful and stylish (can you imagine anything else?), and has been a 1 star Michelin restaurant for some time now, garnering tons of high praise and happy patrons.
Arnaud and wife Edwige go out of their way to make guests absolutely satisfied. Clairefontaine will continue to attract people as long as they keep giving excellent service and cooking excellent food - which doesn’t seem to be stopping soon! Google reviews give it a 4.8 out of 5 which is quite exceptional. You only live once - why not try something new at Clairefontaine?
Address: 9 Place de Clairefontaine, 1341 Luxembourg
Website: Clairefontaine (in French)
6. Chocolate House
What a perfect way to complete an article about Luxembourg than to include a place that’s exclusively chocolate. Enter Chocolate House, a quite ancient building (from the 1400s!), next to Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg. For chocolate lovers, this place is a haven for incredibly crafted houses made of cookies and fine chocolates, as well as carefully decorated, intricately detailed artisan chocolates that look more like small pieces of art than things to careless eat (although I think we both know you won’t feel guilty about it).
Whether you want to deliberately stuff your face with the finest pain du chocolat, or salvage darling packages of pretty little things for later, it’s a perfect opportunity to try something rather fancy, and definitely something to buy for someone back home. How sweet!
Address: 20 r. du Marché-aux-Herbes, 1728 Luxembourg
Website: Chocolate House
Chocolate, architecture, shopping, and more
Strassen is quite picturesque. Not unlike other European metropolitan locations, you have a super modern city and a healthy dose of awesome varieties of culture. You get an intrinsic combination of German and French culture and lovely European vibes that make you feel lively and ready to take on life. If you were considering visiting this beautiful city, consider learning a few basic phrases in the 3 languages of Belgium: French, Dutch, and German. Don’t always presume everybody there speaks English, be courteous and polite and show them that you made the effort. Plus, a little kindness will get you everything!
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