Brussels is the capital of Belgium where European Union Headquarters is located. It is part of the French and Flemish community. My visit to Brussels is part of my second European trip last 2017.
So what did I do in Brussels? Check out my photos below:
I went to see the Grand Place at night. They had a giant Christmas tree and a light show. It was an amazing experience.
You can also check out Christmas markets in Brussels. I also had Gluhwein here same as what I had in Frankfurt.
Too bad it was raining. I went to see the famous Manneken Pis which is an iconic 17th century bronze statue of a boy urinating in a fountain basin.
I also went to several pubs and food finds. Never miss a good ol’ cold draft beer and of course different kinds of Belgian chocolates.
I was so lucky to try the authentic Belgian chocolates. It was so yummy! I want to take them all home!
Apart from the chocolates, I also went to an Asian restaurant. I tried Thai-Vietnamese cuisine.
Will I go back to Brussels? Yes! For sure! It’s one of my favorite cities in Europe (apart from Bruges) and it’s definitely picture worthy!
Check out my other European related articles:
- My Eatalian Trip
- 1 euro meal at 100 Montaditos Colosseo
- “Fol” in love with popcorn
- Nutella Crepe at Le Chapeau Bistrot
- Authentic Italian Experience at Talea
- Christmas Market in Frankfurt
- What to do in Bruges (Brugge)
Till my next European Trip! Watch this space for more updates.
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56 thoughts on “What to do in Brussels”
I would pig out on those chocolates. I miss Brussels. I was there years ago and got to check it out. I remember going to the giant movie theater called Kinepolis. They had the best sugar popcorn.
I’ve been to Brussels once when I was a teenager, but don’t remember much about the food. Wish I did – yours looks great!
I would love to go to Brussels one day. It sounds and looks so inviting. I had no idea that there was a smurf statue there!!
I love love love Brussels!
I visited Belgium last year and absolutely loved it! I hope to go again and this time to a couple things on your list.
Shame about the rain but regardless it looks like you had an amazing time! I love the sound of the Christmas markets and the Smurf Statue looks pretty cool dosent it?
That place , decorations, food and chocolates make me feel like booking my tickets right away… would love to visit this place for sure ☺️👍🏻
Brussels looks like such an amazing place! It’s totally on my list of places to go.
Brussels is such an amazing place. Fantastic food, fantastic beer, and fantastic chocolate. I really need to go back soon.
Rainy winter days are typical in Belgium, it’s a rarity to see blue skies and sun in winter..We went last weekend and had a pleasant time. You need to drink Genever next time!
I’ve never been to Germany, but I had an uncle that was stationed there years ago (military), and my cousins were born there. He always spoke highly of it. It seems like there is a lot to do, and the food you posted looks so amazing!
I have not visited Brussels yet, and this post has only increased my desire for this city. I’ll have to put it on my bucket.
I want to take the next flight to this place. I would love to experience that place and the food!!!
I have always wanted to visit Brussels. But now that I see all that chocolate!! It makes me want to go even more.
Glad you don’t let a little rain put a damper on things (haha, see what I did there?). 🙂 I’d def. want to try the chocolate if I was there!
Brussels looks beautiful during the winter. I didn’t know there was this much to do there. Can’t wait to plan a trip.
Brussels are not my first choice of European cities for the winter but I’ve been there before and it’s lovely. My husband liked it too!
I will definitely keep your recommendations in mind the next time I visit Brussels. Thanks for this!
I have been all over Europe, but Brussels is one place I haven’t been but always wanted to go! Your pictures make me actually want to go in Winter, too! The food looks great. Pho for dinner and chocolate for dessert – cant go wrong!
I was only in Brussels for a couple hours and it was in the dead of summer. I would love to return when there is snow, looks beautiful!
I haven’t been to Brussels yet. But I don’t think I have to eat anything but those chocolates! It probably would be dangerous for me to be there! Cool post!
Such a great post! Love this type of information and the pictures are perfect. Thank you for this amazing guide to Brussels
Will have to visit Brussels again. I do not remember the food being so good.
I spent a day in Brussels last year. I wish I had a resource like this! I missed some good things, but I was able to eat lots of chocolate.
Your trip looks like such an adventure! And those chocolates, they look so yummy! I’d probably have to be rolled onto the plane coming home.
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Oh geex those varieties of chocolates are so sinful! Which of them are your favorites? Brussels is a gorgeous city in winter, I guess it is also fabulous during the summer, what do you think?
Brussels is a great place to visit, even though a bit boring at night. The thing I miss the most about it are the chocolates. Your article brought back a lot of nice memories. Perhaps it’s time to visit again. Thank you for sharing and keep up the great work.
Haven’t yet been to Brussels, but am sure as hell going to check it out on my next Euro Trip. Experiencing Brussels through your eyes was a treat for the eyes.
I have been to Brussels but it is high on my wishlist. I loved how you enjoyed happily in the Christmas markets of Brussels, as I have heard that Brussels have great Christmas markets in Europe. I love chocolates and therefore I would have loads of Belgian chocolates when I visit Brussels. Thanks for sharing detailed post.
We are yet to discover this part of the world and have added Brussels to our list after seeing this post. I have loved eating Belgian chocolates and ice creams and would want to have the authentic ones here. Smurf statue looks so nice and huge. The views in the rains are amazing especially with the lights shining bright. Surprised you managed to find pho in Brussels. Looks like a lot can be done here from seeing fantastic places and relishing yummy food and of course, chocolates!
It’s been a while since I was in Brussels but I remember thinking how small the statue of the Manneken Pis was! And of course in Brussels you’ve got to enjoy both delicious beer and chocolate. I’d like to go back to see some of the Christmas markets. The snow added to the winter ambiance.
European Christmas markets are definitely something I want to experience more. I have only been to one in Finland. I love it! And yes, for sure the Belgium chocolate is the way to go if you are there. Hope to visit that country soon.
I love this compact travel guide to Brussels. I love that so much can be explored in a short time that too in rain. Last time i was in Belgium i skipped Brussels and missed the Belgian chocolate too,so I will make sure to visit this amazing country again
You have just given me an idea of where to spend Christmas 2019! Ever since I spent my Christmas in Austria last year, I decided to spend the holidays somewhere in Europe every year. This year, I’ll be in Budapest and Brussels sounds like a great plan for the next time. I’d love to walk those streets, have some roasted chestnuts and Gluhwein! It’s the perfect charming city to enjoy a lovely Christmas!
I would love to see Brussels one day. We’ve been to Europe several times, but we’ve never gone there before.
I would love to visit at Christmastime and see all those cute little Christmas markets. It looks like you had a wonderful time in Brussels!
this post came at the perfect time – i’m planning a european trip in the summer and brussels is one of the cities i plan to hit! thanks for the great recommendations – can’t wait to see some of these amazing things in person!
I have never been to Brussels but it’s definitely on my list! I need to see that Smurf statue!
I’ve never been to Brussels. It looks like a wonderful city to get “lost” in. I can imagine going there during the holidays and taking in the culture.
I am going there this fall! My friend is stationed over there!
Omg I would be in Chocolate Heaven! I didnt know there was Pho in Brussel I hope it was good!
Brussels is my list of places to visit. Your article will really serve a good guide for the place. Loved your ideas and the photographs too.
I would love to visit Brussels one day! I must try their draft beef!!!
i had no idea there would be a smurfs statue in brussels. do you know why it is here?
This looks great! Thanks for all the tips and for sharing!
I sadly wasn’t able to go to Brussels during my Eurotrip. Headed to Bruges though to enjoy fries and chocolate! Took advantage of the free taste options too from chocoloate shops! Haha!
Nnniiiccceeee….the chicken pogha looks really nice! How I wish we had a Thai restaurant close by….
That pasta looks so yummy, I love travelling helps to know places, different cultures and diversities.
Wow… What a beautiful place to visit brussel. Thanks for sharing
i can’t wait to travel. someone please travel with me.
I love looking at the architecture, but I have to say it would be the chocolate that would steal my heart!
Brussels looks like a great place to visit. I hope i can visit here someday. Thanks for sharing.
I will definitely include Brussels to my Europe dream travel! I’ll wait for my Australian passport so I wouldn’t get issue regarding visas. Celebrating Christmas here would be amazing!
I love Brussels! I was there in 2018 and would love to return when it is safe to travel again.
I can’t wait to start traveling again! saving this pin so i can try some of your recommendations. Great pics!
Brussels looks so lovely. I like to try all of those chocolates, especially the wrench and horseshoe-shaped items.
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