Brussels is easily accessible by plane or train depending on your departing location. If you fly into the main airport, there is a train from the airport to Brussels-Central which is located near the Grand Place. It is a very easy and affordable option for traveling between the airport and city center.
Parts of Brussels are accessible on foot, but if you choose to venture to some areas outside the city center, you may need to leverage public transportation or taxis. Both the Atomium and Mini-Europe would be considered further away and require other modes of transport to access.
Find somewhere to stay near the Grand Palace to ensure you are centrally located.
Beautiful building in the central square
Located in Grand Palace
Royal palace of Belgium
Across from Royal Palace
Famous statues found within Brussels
Trains run between Brussels and Brugge every 30 minutes and take anywhere for 60 – 90 minutes depending on the route chosen.
Historic Center of Bruge
Belfry of Bruge (bell tower)
Frietmuseum (fries museum)
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Canal boat tour
Minnewater Lake (just a bunch of swans hang out over here)
De Halve Maan Brewery – can do a tour (two other breweries that also offer tours)
Large park on the East side of Brussels
Historic building at the center of Brussels
Miniature park in Brussels with tiny reproductions of various famous European locations
Unique building in Belgium that now operates as a museum
Serves breakfast and traditional Belgium waffles
Fun bar with over 2000 types of beer available to order, with many unique options. Be sure to visit the correct location (down a small street) and go to the basement where they provide the large menu.
Located in Bruges and good spot for Belgian waffles
Located in Bruges and serves Liege Belgium waffles
A day-trip or quick weekend trip to Brussels is all one needs. There is not a ton to do aside from eating and drinking your way through the Belgium cuisine. If you are visiting for a longer period of time, be sure to look into various day trips to provide a change of pace from the city.
Types of Waffles: Liege waffles vs Brussels waffles:
Brussels: more traditional
Liege: looks like there is a sugar topping/glaze on it
Transportation and Accommodations
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