Lives in Gillingham, United Kingdom
Since Jun 2011
25-34 year old female
Enjoys going off the beaten track, but also indulging in the tourist attractions. Tends to travel on a budget. Slowly visiting places in Europe, but hoping also to go further afield.
Gift & Speciality Shops
History Museums, Speciality Museums
Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Monuments & Statues
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites, History Museums
Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Gardens, Fountains, Historic Walking Areas
Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites
This is a wonderful place for everyone in the summer. There is a great mix of open grassy areas and shaded areas to escape the heat. Close to Mont des Artes and the Royal Palace, this little oasis in the city is worth a visit. With a nice mix of tourists and locals it is a place to stop and soak up the atmosphere of Brussels, away from the hustle and bustle of Grand-Place.
This is a great place, especially if you want to see a bit more to the history of Brussels. The museum, an imposing looking building on Grand Place has some interesting exhibits. However the main highlight are the costumes for the Mannekin pis. Certainly worth a visit to see how many there are and to admire the work that goes into them.
This is a great little chocolate shop, not far from the Grand-Place so within easy walking distance. It has a nice selection of chocolate to buy, from fancy looking individual ones to novelty shapes such as animals and dinosaurs.
Well this is a nice little museum tucked away on Grand place. It is not accessible due to stairs down into the building however. Inside there are three rooms. One which is decked out as a historical pub, another which is modern and has displays on the brewing process and a third which is a bar. The bar is where you will be given a free pint, which makes the visit more worthwhile.
Anyone who has an interest in fashion will enjoy this compact museum. There are great displays of clothing through the ages, including a few by famous designers. You are given an information leaflet detailing the clothing you can see which is helpful if you aren't a fashion buff.
A compact museum which has a lot of stairs, so isn't accessible to all. However it details the chocolate making process and runs several chocolate making demonstrations which also include free tasters.
Located next to the Royal Palace and in fact going underneath it, these tunnels are fascinating. Worth a visit as the combined ticket allows entry to the museum. Fascinating insight into Brussels as it was. Easily reachable from the city centre, although up quite a steep hill.
The most famous statue in Brussels. It might be worth investing in a map as the little fellow is slightly tricky to find. Although once stumbled upon you will seemingly keep coming back. Worth seeing, especially if he is dressed up.
Part of the historical old wall of the city. Porte de Hal has an interesting history which can be explored in the exhibits inside. On the roof it has wonderful 360 degree views of the rooftops of the city. There are lifts in the tower which makes it more accesible.
A wonderful square full of tourists and locals alike. Grand Place is the place to go, the quintessential image of Brussels. With the wonderful guild houses, the hotel de ville and the city museum it is hard to resist continually snapping pictures. On some days there is a market in the square which is a nice addition.
A very nice art museum within easy walking distance of the city. Worth a visit for anyone who is into their art.
This is a busy square at the top of the hill. It has some nice views out over the city towards Grand Place when walking down to the landscaped gardens. The square itself is cobbled and has quite a bit of traffic passing through so keep your wits about you. Surrounding the square is a lovely church and several of the cities museums.
This is one of the buildings that dominates the Brussels skyline. Looking at all the carvings in the walls and the chance of catching a wedding party celebrating outside make it even more interesting. Located on the Grand-Place it can't be missed.
Easily reached via public transport from Brussels city centre, particularly the Gare du Midi. This is another building that springs to mind when thinking of Brussels. It seems very popular as the queues are very long.
Really lovely buildings around the Grand Place they represent old trades of the city. One building has sculptures of the city mayors on it according to our guide so it is worth finding out a bit behind the history of these stunning houses.
This church only a few minutes walk from the Grand Place is easily overlooked. It is nearly 1,000 years old so has a lot of history. Inside it is very pretty so worth looking at. It is also very quiet inside which is nice with some lovely stained glass.