This week we’re saying hello to Belgium with just two days to explore the magical cities of Bruges and Brussels. With magnificent canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings, we’ve been whisked away to another time and place.
With just 48 hours to spare, here’s our must-see spots in the city of Brussels and Broges when time is of the essence!
As the centre of European culture and institutions, the city of Brussels has much more to offer than most people imagine. Apart from its world-famous chocolates and beers, there are almost 90 museums, beautiful parks, architecture, bars and much more. The city of Brussels certainly has something for everyone.
Things to do in Brussels:
- Go explore the city and visit one of the many museums and learn about the history and culture of this beautiful city.
- Visit Grand Place – the town square which was established over centuries and has become the representation of Brussels history. Almost all of the buildings have a historical significance and the Hotel de Ville (Town Hall) is still in use today. Be mesmerised by the ornate buildings and the details that add beauty to this part of town.
- Go visit the Peeing Boy. Just a few narrow alleyways from the Grand Place, the Peeing Boy or Manneken Pis is a famous little statue. Locals celebrate many festivities at this bronze fountain and there are over 700 costumes for this little fellow. Brusselans dress him while celebrating many events of the year from many countries around the world.
Situated about an hour out of Brussels, Bruges, is a wonderful historic place of influence and culture. With beautifully preserved buildings, cobbled roads and canals, this city boasts a wonderful old-world charm with a charisma that we love.
Things to do in Bruges:
- When in Belgium be sure to eat Belgian waffles. In Bruges, venture out to the Markt, the historic market square in the centre where you will find a host of restaurants and shops to find the perfect Belgian waffles.
- Take a boat tour and explore the city from the water and gain a whole new perspective on what Bruges is all about.
- Try a brewery tour and see why Belgium has become so famous for its beer. Bruges boasts around 50 breweries, so you will be spoilt for choice!