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Boxing Clever in Brussels

Posted By derek on Aug 22, 2017 at 9:13AM

The Dominican Hotel in central Brussels packs a surprising punch in the top floor gym, with a proper boxing room to get your jab into shape.

Are guests stressed?

Why? Because, this isn't some peacock-strutting gym with a few dusty souveniers or faded photos...

Boxing in Brussels

Instead, The Dominican Hotel gym is worthy of a part in Rocky. Put some gloves on, bash the punchbag and work through your agression!

Ever watched ladies in a kickboxing class? Don't mess with guests who choose to train in these hardcore facilties. They're fantastic !!!

Of course, the hotel has luxurious bedrooms with all modern conveniences...

Boxing in Brussels

The hotel also has conference facilities and several break out rooms for corporate events and special occasions.

Boxing Clever in Brussels

As a wedding venue, the restaurant provides everything you need except the cake, although perhaps the boxing gym isn't necessary...

The Dominican Hotel is located in the centre of Brussels and included in GoUnusual contributor Derek Blyth's 500 Secrets of Brussels book.

Boxing in Brussels

With wine tastings and special events available to non-residents, the hotel bar has it's own door to the street !


Find out more about the hotel <here>

The Dominican
Rue Léopold / Leopoldstraat 9
1000 Brussels, Belgium



About Derek Blyth

Derek Blyth is a writer and journalist who has lived in Brussels for more than 24 years. Formerly editor of the Brussels English-language weekly The Bulletin, he has written several books on the Low Countries, including Brussels for Pleasure and Flemish Cities Explored. He is co-founder of the discussion forum Café Europa and has contributed to The Guardian, the International Herald Tribune and Metropolitan magazine.

He likes to drink coffee at Workshop Café and buy wine at Mig’s. He cycles down the Rue de la Paix to buy croissants at Renard and drinks Poperings Homelbier at Les Brassins.He likes to claim that he knows the city better than anyone else. But it is probably not true.

However, if you’d like to follow Derek’s excellent blog or join one of his walking tours, subscribe to the My Secret Brussels newsletter <here> or of course, buy a copy of 500 Hidden Secrets of Brussels

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