Oh Brussels, the centre of European culture and institutions. December was a great time to visit, even though it was a lot colder then I hoped, the festive season really brightened up our stay. Loved all the Christmas markets and decorations on shops and streets.
We did go to the Grand-Place and walked pass Manneken Pis, but otherwise we didn’t really do any touristic stuff in Brussels (okay we did have fries with mayo). We walked over 50 km during 3 days, ate a lot and took so, so many photos.
There is a lot of Art Nouveau buildings in Brussels (love, love) and I especially liked strolling in the Ixelles neighborhood. I was hoping to visit the Royal Greenhouses, but unfortunately it was closed on Sunday and as we had so little time anyway, we decided not to stop by there just for a stroll outside.
Below I listed some tips for your next visit to Brussels. Enjoy!
Balls & Glory, Rue Henri Maus 35 – Yummy handcrafted meat- & vegetarian balls with either salad or stoemp.
Fritland, Rue Henri Maus 49 – if you want fries, go here!
La fabrique en Ville, Boulevard de Waterloo 44 – Go here for brunch, the place is so pretty!
Rue Antoine Dansaert – A focal point for fashion and design.
Rue Neuve – One of the longest shopping streets in Brussels with the “basic” European brans like Zara, Mango etc.
Place du Jeu de Balle – the flea market is open to all who want to find a bargain. You can find a bit of everything there.