Brussels, Belgium


Getting There: Train

Accommodation: Meininger Hotel Brussel City Center
Rating: 7/10
Reason: This hostel was modern, spacious and located centrally but felt more like a hotel than a hostel.

TOP PICKS

City Centre Brussels, Belgium

The Royal PalaceRue Brederode 16, B-1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

I would suggest avoiding a tour of the palace and continuing along the streets to explore local restaurants and shops! 

SablonBoulevard de l'Empereur 27, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

The Sablon or Zavel is a neighbourhood and hill in the historic upper town of Brussels. Wander around the cobblestone streets and find the homes of the world’s famous chocolatiers, beautiful home decor shops and charming cafes and restaurants.

Museum of Musical Instruments Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

We didn’t stop inside this museum but the architecture of the building made for some great pictures and did bring us to a beautiful view of Brussels. The museum does offer Sunday morning brunch on the rooftop and had we known that on our trip we would have been there in a second!

 

Chocolate & Waffles - Everywhere! 

The best chocolate and waffles can be found in Belgium - everyone knows that! We found the cheapest and most touristy waffles directly across from the statue of the peeing boy. For some higher quality chocolate head to Pierre Marcolini at 1 rue des Minimes, 1000 Bruxelles

Local Picks

Closy Bowling Alley, Boulevard de l'Empereur 36, 1000 Brussel, Belgium

Grab a few drinks/snacks and get your bowl on. Totally random but makes for a really great night out!