For one entertainment centre with ten different ways of experiencing it.
We worked on it. Ceaselessly, tirelessly, tenaciously and with firm conviction. For ten years.
The path was not strewn with roses, but we never lost sight of our goal.
Ten years on, Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE was ready to celebrate that dream in festive fashion. In April 2010, ‘Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE’ opened its doors in premises on the Anspachlaan near the Grand Place. The new place-to-be, a genuine temple of relaxation with playing areas, bars, restaurants and shows, was a reality. We were looking forward to starting this festive year in splendid style with all the people who believed in and placed their trust in us in the past decade, who were involved in one way or another, such as the residents of Brussels, the authorities, our partners, our customers,..
In these ten years, we put VIAGE on the Brussels nightlife map. We only need to think of Brussels as the capital of the World Poker Tour, Là Haut VIAGE, The Great Gatsby, VIAGE Grill, etc. We gave VIAGE solid foundations and were ready to strengthen our vision of becoming Brussels’ entertainment centre par excellence.
We were hoping to welcome you for ‘the night of your life’ on Friday, April 24 with a new version of the Viage Musical Dinner Show as the starting point of the festive year. But suddenly we discovered not just a thorn but a whole forest of thorns in our way. Our dream was overtaken by reality and is on hold for a while. But postponement does not mean cancellation. The past ten years were real and genuine.
The ‘Cinna Bar’ is waiting to let you sample delicious cocktails once more. The gaming tables and slot machines are looking forward to bustling with activity again. A distinguished silence has fallen over the Oak Room for now and it is daydreaming about the future when players will come from far and wide again to spend their time here. The pots and pans of the newly renovated ‘VIAGE Grill’ restaurant are hanging on their hooks and the Australian broiler grill is dreaming draconian dreams about spewing smoke and fire. In the ‘VIAGE Theater’ there are shadows of yesteryear: Prince, Kool & The Gang, Paul Anka, The Gibson Brothers, and many others who passed through in recent years. Last year, the sensational show ‘The Great Gatsby’ was still running. And, of course, the legendary Viage Musical Dinner Show began life here.
Our anniversary weekend is passing in silence. The revelry we had in mind is a long time coming. Because we will party! As soon as it is safe to return, we will revive our premises and fill them with activity, fun, laughter and warmth. Our festive year will not pass unnoticed. After all, the number eleven also contains a ten…
Feel it in your heart
And feel it in your soul
Let the music take control.
‘All night long’, sang Lionel Richie in the 1980s. Not a problem for young people, but those who have to go to work again fresh and cheerful the next morning should think twice before staying up all night. Unless the rat race of life suddenly comes to a halt, and you find yourself at home indefinitely, whether you like it or not. Dancing can then be the ideal outlet for excess energy and the perfect way to keep your spirits up.
Various studies have already been conducted into the effect of dancing on human psychology. For example, at the University of Derby, depressed people received salsa lessons for 9 weeks. After four weeks they started to feel better and afterwards they said they had fewer negative thoughts, could concentrate better and felt calmer and more peaceful. It is logical if you know that while dancing endorphins are released in our brains. That so-called happiness hormone arouses feelings of comfort, relaxation, pleasure and vigour.
But dancing is not only therapeutic, it also has a very positive effect on our daily life. An Australian study showed that people who dance are not only happier, but are also generally more satisfied with their lives, relationships, health and the goals they have achieved over the years.
In addition, when we move, our muscles relax to the music, allowing us to release daily tensions, especially deep muscle tension.
‘Without music, life would be a mistake,’ said Nietzsche. And he was right because we have a natural instinct to follow the rhythm of music. At VIAGE we have always known that. In our ten-year history, we have already organised various dance parties, from salsa to tango evenings to Brazilian Carnival. In future there will certainly be a lot more to follow and that is why we would like to encourage you to practice all your dance moves now.
Why not organise a Brazilian Night (or Day) at home? With your partner, your kids and all your other housemates, get the dressing-up box down from the loft and put on the most colourful and ornate clothes you can find. Mix a delicious cocktail and/or mocktail, put some tasty snacks somewhere safe and dance, dance, dance. It does not matter whether it is samba, salsa or the tango, as long as you move. Don’t think, enjoy the rhythm, the movement and each other, all night long.
‘Once upon a time there was…’ is how many fairy tales begin.
This particular fairy tale begins, ‘once upon a time there was not’.
Once upon a time there was not a casino in Brussels. But ‘Casinos Austria International’ wanted to do something about it. The chronicle of how a genuine all-in-one entertainment centre came into being was based on the motto ‘if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well’.
Work hard, play hard… It sounds cliché, but after a busy work week, a little bit of fun and relaxation is definitely more than welcome. Don’t know where to go or what to do? No problem! We have the perfect suggestion: what about a trip to our beautiful capital B?
The Christmas season has finally arrived and that means our capital is again transformed into a true winter wonderland. The entire month, you’ll be able to enjoy wonderful Christmas entertainment and cosy quality time with friends and family in the heart of Brussels.
After spending the summer in Knokke, Jay Gatsby and his decadent entourage return to VIAGE for some good ‘old glamour, mystery and sensation. The Great Gatsby Immersive is a unique experience that’ll submerge you in the atmosphere of the wild 20’s. A time where ladies removed their tight corsets and dressed more comfortably.
Historically Belgium is not only known for its cultural and gastronomical assets but also for its cycling champions. In total the Tour de France has already crossed our Belgian borders about 47 times. This year, the 106th edition of the Tour de France, will be no different.
Remove your most stylish outfit from the closet because we are organising a Casino Royale event at VIAGE on 28 and 29 September. The theme? An entire weekend in the style of the iconic Double O Seven: James Bond. Music, drinks, dancing girls and an amusement arcade full of casino games. With us you put yourself in the shoes of the best-known British super spy and turn your evening into a real hit. Also feel like having a fun outing in Brussels with friends, family or colleagues? Drop by: You only Live Twice!
Everyone knows it: Brazil really knows how to part-ay. It’s the country of the biggest carnival, the catchy rhythms of the samba and the ice cold cocktails on the beach. With an important Independence Day coming up, these Latin Americans are preparing themselves for another legendary party. Would you like to be part of a spectacle like this but you don’t feel like booking a last minute flight across the Atlantic? Head down to VIAGE on Saturday 8 September in the heart of Brussels and get the party started with our two Tomorrowland DJ’s during our Brazilian Night.
Have you always been curious about this exiting dance we call Salsa? Don’t hesitate to read on because VIAGE has gathered some good tips for you! And the good part is: you don’t have to go all the way to Cuba to learn how to dance the Salsa. We’re glad to show you the steps on our dance floor the 28th of April! Are you ready to take the lead and become the salsa expert of Brussels?