When I asked other travelers about their experience in Brussels, most of them told me that aside from being the capital of Belgium and the emergence of various infrastructures in the city, there is nothing much to see there. Since I haven’t been in the city, I want to explore that “something” which would make my stay memorable. There are a lot of Weihnachtsmarkt or Christmas Market in Germany, but I chose to feel and know how Belgians celebrate Christmas.
Here’s a list of what you can expect in Brussels:
You can find various food (and other merchandise) stalls here. Like Germany, you can also try their own version of Glühwein, sausage, bread, french fries, and Belgian waffle. There are also some rides for kids and adults to enjoy. However, the light show, which is accompanied by various sounds and English Christmas songs, makes their Christmas market special.
No matter if it’s day or night, the Grand Place is indeed majestic. You can find within the area a lot of old infrastructures, shops, and restaurants.
The light show at night will really make you feel the chills and warmth of Christmas.
While walking along Charles Buls street, still within the Grand Place, there are a lot of people who are going to this statue. Then, they claim that this statue is famous for bringing good luck. You just need to make a wish and touch it from head to toe.
Galeries Royales St. Hubert
The design of this passage way reminds me of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele ii in Milan. One thing that makes this place different is the way the shops here sell chocolates. At first, you will think that it is a jewelry store but as you go closer you can see various kinds of chocolate.
I also love their flavored marshmallows here!
Macarons are also enticing specially when you can get to see their flavors!
There are a lot of legends about this famous tourist landmark, which can be considered as one of the famous statues in the city. It has been dressed depending on the occasion.
If you are the type of person, who wants to relax and just read a book. Brussels has parks which allow you to enjoy your time with nature.
This museum was built like a unit cell of iron. Once you go inside, you can see the panorama view of the city as well as Mini-Europe, which contain some replicas of the famous tourist spots in the continent. Aside from that, I find it more interesting to look at the Atomium at night since it’s magical!
Rue des Bouchers
If you love to eat and drink then Rue des Bouchers would not fail you! Delirium offers different kinds of beers and other alcoholic drinks. If you love seafood or steak, then there a lot of restaurants which offer a meal with a free drink!
From Brussel’s train station up to its busy streets, the city never fails to show its love for the arts.
For me, Brussels is like a fusion of the french and Dutch cultures. You can always notice it through the city’s infrastructure, languages, and other products that they offer.