Brussels

Transportation and Accommodations

Getting There

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.


Getting Around

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.


Accommodations

Find somewhere to stay near the Grand Palace to ensure you are centrally located.

Things to do and see

Grand Place

Beautiful building in the central square

Town Hall

Located in Grand Palace

The Royal Palace

Royal palace of Belgium

Brussels Park

Across from Royal Palace

Mannekin Pis, Jeanneke Pis, and Zinneke Pis

Famous statues found within Brussels

Day Trip To Belgian towns

Brugge

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

Town Hall

Belfry of Bruge (bell tower)

Choco-Story museum

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)

Chocolate shop

Antwerp
Ghent

Cinquantenaire

Large park on the East side of Brussels

Mont des Arts

Historic building at the center of Brussels

Mini Europe

Miniature park in Brussels with tiny reproductions of various famous European locations

Atomium

Unique building in Belgium that now operates as a museum


Food and Drinks

Maison Dandoy

Serves breakfast and traditional Belgium waffles

Delirium

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.

Leonidas

Belgian chocolate

Oyya

Located in Bruges and good spot for Belgian waffles

Chez Albert

Located in Bruges and serves Liege Belgium waffles


Other Notes

Duration

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.

Fun Fact

Types of Waffles: Liege waffles vs Brussels waffles:

Brussels: more traditional

Liege: looks like there is a sugar topping/glaze on it


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