What to do in Brussels

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:

Brussels – Midi station
It was a winter wonderland in Brussels last December.
Did you know that you can find a Smurf statue at Brussels-Capital region?
It was just my fourth time to see snow.
Strike a pose!

I went to see the Grand Place at night. They had a giant Christmas tree and a light show. It was an amazing experience.

Grand Place with The Tennis Foodie
Old Church in Brussels

You can also check out Christmas markets in Brussels. I also had Gluhwein here same as what I had in Frankfurt.

Gluhwein
One of the Christmas markets in Brussels
I can’t miss my chance to do a selfie in the “Selfie Point
It was a rainy winter day at Brussels.
Carousel
I’m reaching for the Ferris wheel!
The Ferris Wheel sponsored by Lotto The View

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 went here to have a selfie with the bad boy!
I’m drench in the rain but it won’t stop me from taking some hilarious pictures.
One more time!

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.

Selfie first!
Cheers!
Me and my draft beer!
I love a cold beer!

I was so lucky to try the authentic Belgian chocolates. It was so yummy! I want to take them all home!

They can make any shapes that you want. Even a wrench or a horse shoe!
Lots of sugar coming right up!
I want to munch on these goodies.
It was indeed a chocolate heaven in Brussels!
Passion fruit flavored chocolate. It was so good!
Tiramisu!
Seashell shaped chocolates from La Belgique Gourmande
Did you know that the reindeer here is made of pure chocolates?
It was a fun time checking and trying some of the authentic Belgian chocolates.
I wish I can bring them all home.

Apart from the chocolates, I also went to an Asian restaurant. I tried Thai-Vietnamese cuisine.

Look at my pho!
Fresh spring rolls with peanut sauce. My ultimate favorite appetizer!
My chicken pho (pho ga)
Look at that noodle pull!

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:

  1. My Eatalian Trip
  2. 1 euro meal at 100 Montaditos Colosseo
  3. “Fol” in love with popcorn
  4. Nutella Crepe at Le Chapeau Bistrot
  5. Authentic Italian Experience at Talea
  6. Christmas Market in Frankfurt
  7. What to do in Bruges (Brugge)

Till my next European Trip! Watch this space for more updates.

The Tennis Foodie 🙂

25 thoughts on “What to do in Brussels”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. That place , decorations, food and chocolates make me feel like booking my tickets right away… would love to visit this place for sure ☺️👍🏻

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

    MsStacyLiz

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

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