Relaxing in Brussels

November 1, 2014

Everybody needs a short break to relax and unwind, but don’t be put off by all that there is to do & see in a city just because you are only there for a few day. Brussels is a city just like this – plenty for everyone.

Get a great start to your break with a delicious brunch, from one of the many cafés dotted throughout the city. Those that are close to the old part of the city will find culture and history wrapped all around them & it’s the best way to get into the Brussels vibe! Plus with all that history around you, you’ll be able to walk some of that brunch straight off, exploring the Manneken Pis and the Grand Place with the Town Hall.

Take a break from history, but stay in the Brussels culture with some shopping throughout the afternoon. Make sure you stop off at the exceptionally elegant Galeries Royales Saint – Hubert – a traditional Belgian shopping experience! Don’t forget to pick up those souvenirs for all those at home – from chocolate to lace, you’ll find it all (including beer!)

If you’re not on a budget or you’re ready to treat yourself, step into Comme Chez Soi to complete your first day. Not to worry if you’d like something less expensive, there’s plenty of choice in the city centre – you’ll find all your usuals, from Italians to bistros… & of course traditional Belgian restaurants.

After a good night’s sleep, you’ll be ready to go again – make it a museum morning. If you’re an art lover – head to Magritte Museum. For the architecture fans, take a look at the stunning Victor Horta Museum.

Don’t forget to treat yourself to afternoon of trying Belgium’s two best-known products – chocolate & beer. With a museum dedicated to Chocolate, you’ll not need much lunch! Make sure you stop off at one of the many local bars around the city to sample some of their finest and traditional beers.

If it’s a Saturday night when you’re in Brussels, they’ll be plenty of nightlife to choose from. From classical, jazz and modern music concerts – there’s even film festivals if that’s more your thing.

But make sure you enjoy the locals and their nightlife. With over 400 beers to taste throughout the city, finding a busy, local spot is always easy to do. If you’re looking for a more lively night, there’s more than enough party places – from RnB & soul, to funk and house, something for everyone’s taste.

Make the most of you final day, by making sure you’re well relaxed. Enjoy strolling around the Antique market on a Sunday, mixing in with the locals. If you’ve skipped breakfast, be sure to head for some lunch – just a hop, skip and a jump away Petit Sablon for a serene spot, enjoying the outdoors. Museums all tend to be open on a Sunday, so if you’re looking to carry on your historical tour, enjoy an afternoon in the multiple museums on offer – each with their own character & undeniable beautiful architecture!

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