Tired of being at home all the time? There are ways to escape mundane life and explore the beautiful views in other places of the world. For this summer, take a break to visit the beautiful city of Brussels, Belgium. You’ll be able to see the Manneken Pis, the Grand Place, and enjoy some amazing Belgian waffles, chocolate, and French fries. Excited yet? Here are some of my favorite places to visit in Brussels.
The City of Brussels is the largest municipality of the Brussels-Capital Region and is the capital of Belgium. The City of Brussels covers most of the center of the Brussels-Capital Region as well as the northern outskirts where it borders municipalities in Flanders. The people here speak French and German and are very nice. The Manneken Pis, the Atomium, and the Grand Place are all places of interest here. Brussels is a place mixed with the modern and the ancient, with gorgeous architecture and amazing scenery.
When you come to Belgium, make sure to taste the delicious French fries. We thought French fries were called French fries because they came from France, but they actually originated from Belgium. The French fries in Belgium have a one-of-a-kind type of crispiness, and it’s something you should try when coming here. The seafood in Brussels, especially the mussels, is extremely fresh as well. I strongly recommend Chez Léon—the seafood there is fresh, delicious, and beyond imagination. Don’t forget the king of the sweets, chocolate, and waffles. Make sure to get a waffle with chocolate on it!
In addition, Belgium is the birthplace of some really famous cartoon characters, such as Tintin and the Smurfs. They will always have a special place in our childhoods. You might want to dress nicely when you go traveling—but not so nice that you’ll restrict your movement. Don’t forget your cool sunglasses and a cute headband.
Use this information well and you will be able to rock your stay in Brussels. Want further advice or other questions about traveling in European countries? Ask me in the comments down below!