Day 29 – The battle of Waterloo

After a late breakfast at Toison D’Or. We came back to our apartment, grabbed some gear and then took a taxi down to the battlefields of Waterloo. There are four things to do there.

The first is to walk up The Lion’s Mound which is a large conical artificial hill erected on the battlefield of Waterloo to commemorate the location where William II of the Netherlands (the Prince of Orange) was knocked from his horse by a musket ball to the shoulder during the battle.

The second was to do a tour of the battlefield in an open bus. The third was to look at a small wax display of the main characters of the conflict. The final thing to do was to watch a couple of movies which depict what happened on the fateful day in June 1815.

I had heard a lot about the battle of Waterloo from my brother, Nick, and it was good to see the area in real life.

After finishing looking st at battlefield and associated museums we caught the bus back to Brussels Midi where we had dinner and caught a taxi back to our apartment.

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