Category Archives: Brussels

More than Waffles, Belgium is a Must See Country

While Belgium may be best known for waffles, the country boasts of beautiful scenery and a quirky sense of humor. We have picked three of our favorite spots in Belgium to entice you to this sweet country. Family Fun in the Ardennes The villages, hills, and valleys of the Ardennes is the perfect place for resting and playing. There are plenty of paths for walking and cycling. For those more adventurous, the River Lesse is shallow with a strong enough current to carry the family downstream w ... read more

Tipping in RAA Service Countries Explained

Every country has rules on tipping for service. Some encourage generosity while other discourage tipping at all. Instead of wondering what the rule is when you visit one of our service locations, check out the list below and know what amount is appropriate to tip, if at all! EUROPE: Restaurants in Europe tend to include the tip in the service charge on the bill. While it is acceptable to leave a few Euros over, you are never expected to tip 20 percent. When using a taxi, round the fare up or ... read more

Halloween Traditions around Europe

Halloween has become a huge holiday tradition and a boosted business over the centuries in the western world. Stores, malls and restaurants decorate their windows with Halloween gadgets; bakers and cafes cook up some special Halloween style desserts and candies; Supermarkets deck out special Halloween shelves for jack-o'-lanterns and trick-or-treating stuff. Here are some unique Halloween trends celebrated by some European countries: England Halloween over the years took many different shape ... read more

Summer Vacation Ideas

Summer is full of outdoor activities everyone wants to make as much out of this time as possible. Kids take out their trip planners and maps while parents cherry pick the right kind of holiday home for the family at their chosen destination. Red Apple Apartments provide you just that and much more. Read below our insight on how we think you should be spending this lovely time of the year. Festivals n Parties: Summer time, Party time; Festivals and parties are at peak during summer spannin ... read more

Christmas Traditions Around Europe

Christmas traditions vary from country to country and over the years Christmas has taken quite a unique shape in terms of customs and celebrations. Let’s look at some of the major celebrations of Christmas across Europe: Christmas Décor (trees and lights): The Christmas fever starts from mid-November when retailers start to deck out for holiday season. The main European shopping streets try to give each other run for their money in decorating the buildings and shops. According to a survey av ... read more

Christmas in Red Apple Cities

Hard to choose where to spend this Christmas? Let us make your choice easy by highlighting the main characteristic of Christmas in all major European Capitals. Following are few from the best Red Apple Cities: Copenhagen Christmas is at home when it comes to Copenhagen. Perfectly laid wooden houses, beautifully aligned snow covered trees, Christmas lights, smell of traditional Nordic Christmas drinks with the sounds of bells ringing around the gardens of Tivoli are all the ingredients of a p ... read more

Europe at a glance; Mini Europe

Other than being capital of European Union (EU), Brussels is gaining recognition as the tourism capital of Europe as well. Trendy bars and restaurants, delicious food, lively nightlife, historic and contemporary art and architecture and spree of amusing exhibitions and festivals attract thousands towards Brussels every season of the year. Some of the finest apartments on the huge list of Red Apple Apartments also belong to this City. Other than above we give you more of a reason to visit Br ... read more

Let us host you for the 2015 UEFA European Football Championship

The UEFA European Football Championship 2015 will be held in different venues across Europe the list of Matches with their venues can be viewed here. Millions of intrepid football fans from all over the world are expected to travel towards these cities of Europe. The finale will be played at the Olympiastadion, Berlin on Saturday 6 June 2015. If you are a football enthusiast, you will love to cheer with the Champs, bare the flag with the winners, celebrate the win in a corner café or a ... read more