I recently spent a weekend wandering the streets of Brussels. It’s only a two-hour journey from London’s King’s Cross Station on the Eurostar, making it an easy getaway.
One of my primary reasons for going was because I wanted to say, “I’m eating mussels in Brussels,” which I did (a lot). Also, Beer. Waffles. Chocolate. Fries. What more do you want? I stayed at the Hotel Sofitel Brussels Le Louise – very central and across the street from an array of fancy designer shops. It was an easy walk to the main square, a.k.a. Grand Place, where you’ll find a selection of restaurants/bars to sit and enjoy the view with a brew.
Trying to find the cutest place to drink a beer or to eat the best frites in Brussels can be difficult, so let me help you…
The main old center of Brussels is fairly small; two days is probably just the right amount of time before you get too full and need to go home. If you’re keen to explore other areas, there is a very easy metro system that will take you out to the Castle of Laeken and Atomium. Photos below![Walking into Grand Place] [Grand Place] [Not sure what to try? Try a beer sampler!] [Tasty fries at Friterie Tabora] [Castle of Laeken] [Greenhouses at the Castle of Laeken] [Atomium] [The dangerously delicious Delirium Tremens]