When I was younger, my mom went on countless business trips to Brussels and that’s all I knew about it until I finally visited. I traveled there for a European Business Culture course, so the first day was spent in class. But the classroom we were in was in the EU building which was really interesting to see. We had lunch with all the EU employees and were able to see many rooms that have been where important meetings have taken place. After class, we visited the Parliament building and went to the museum.
Manneken Pis: When you think of a famous monument in a city, it usually isn’t a statue of a little boy peeing. And although it isn’t as impressive as you would think, it is still worth seeing.
Grand Place: A plaza surrounded by beautiful buildings.
Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert: high-end shopping center with unique architecture.
Atomium: A little far away, but has a great view of the city. Complete with a museum as well.
Delirium Café: We finally got to explore on our own and the first stop was Delirium Café. This is a bar that has a Guinness world record for the number of beers it offers, which is over 2,000. My personal favorites were raspberry beer and peach beer.
Belgian waffles: This is not a normal waffle. It has a certain crispiness and can have a variety of toppings. the best ones were at Le Funambule, which is conveniently next to Manneken Pis and Mary chocolatier.
Chocolate: The two places we went to were very different.
- Mary Chocolatier has classic chocolates in all flavors.
- Le Comptoir de Mathilde is a more interesting and rustic place with more options and is famous for their hot chocolate.