Belgium | Brussels

I’m not ashamed to admit that we mainly came to Brussels for the mussels,waffles and beers.

We were only here for two nights and decided to stay by the Grand Place as it’s the main tourist attraction.The square not only has great places to eat and drink, it also has some cultural aspects such as the Musée de la Ville de Bruxelles (City of Brussels Museum) and the Hotel de Ville.  Both days were dreary so it was a bit difficult to properly capture the square.

For some exercise we decided to walk to a nearby brewery; this gave us a chance to check out the Mont des Arts in the Albertine Square where the King Albert I statue is erected.

 

The Brasserie Cantillon  is a traditional family brewery that specializes in Lambic beers. Though, I am not a huge fan of beer, I actually really enjoyed the sour beers!! I guess there is a beer out there for everyone because I NEVER thought there’d come a day when I would utter the words ” I actually like this beer”.

They also offer a self-directed tour around the brewery as well.

 

Fun fact: Brussels is SUPER into comics, it’s the birthplace of Tintin and the Smurfs. This is really evident in murals throughout the city on the comic strip route.

 

To be honest, I don’t think I gave Brussels a fair shot so if you have any tips please feel free to share!


 

Interested in other locations? Check out the ultimate guide to the world and for yummy food alternatives Paulina on the Road for yummy food options!

2 COMMENTS

  1. Chantell Collins | 8th Oct 17

    I’ve been to Brussels a bunch of times but never thought to go to a brewery and now I am kicking myself! It looks like you had a great time and got to do all the things you wanted 🙂

  2. Nadeen | 8th Oct 17

    Looks like you had fun! We took a day trip there from Paris recently. We like the area around the Grand Place and definitely at a lot of great food, chocolates and beer and waffles. But on our tour of the city outside of that area I didn’t see anything as appealing.

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