A few weeks ago I went to Brussels to visit one of my friends that is doing an exchange semester there. I spent 4 days and 3 nights in Brussels and I was able to visit almost the entire city by foot. I walked almost 20km a day and I enjoyed it a lot. So here a small summary of my trips and some little advices.
There are two airports in Brussels:
- Zavantem airport, the closest to the city center. Transportation by bus 21 to the city center, cost 4.5 euros.
- Charleroi airport, more far but most of the low cost airlines land there. Cost of the bus 14 euros.
Then, here is a list of the places that you need to visit in Brussels:
- Grand place, the city center. The best moment to visit it is during the night, when the lights are up.
- Manneken pis, the most famous monument in Brussels.
- Royal museum of fine arts, if you are a student the ticket price is only 3 euros for the 3 different sectors. The most famous sector is the one dedicated to Magritte.
- Royal palace of Brussels.
- Jeanneke pis, the female version of the most famous monument.
- Parlamentarium, you may book a tour before go there (link).
- Atomium, very famous piece of art, but quite far away from the city center.
- Mini Europe, nice attraction open only during the summer, so check the site.
- BELvue museum, if you have more time left, you may have a visit to this museum of contemporary art.
And now a list of things to eat in Brussels:
- Frites, go to ‘Frit Flagery’ or ‘Maison Antoine’, two of the most famous places in the town.
- Waffles, go to ‘Waffle Factory’. You can choose between two different type of waffles: the Brussels one or the Liege one, the latter is more sweet. Then, you can choose how do you want your waffle be stuffed.
- Beer, you can go to ‘Delirium cafè’ where you can find Leffe and different other beers.
- Chocolate, they told me that the most famous one in Brussels is Leonida. But if you walk on the street you can find others like Godiva or Elisabeth.
I hope this little quick review of my weekend in Brussels was useful for planning your next trip. If you like it leave a comment and see you in my next post!