The See, Do and Eat guide to Brussels
Are you visiting Brussels for a training course or considering Brussels as your choice of a training location? Wondering what there is to do after training is done for the day?
Apart from famous Belgian chocolate, Brussels has a lot to offer that will fill your days and leave you feeling impressed.
Brussels, once a small rural settlement on the river has grown to become a major centre of international politics including being home to many European Union branches as well as the headquarters of NATO. Along with its developments as a central EU meeting point the city itself has grown into a architecturally stunning place full of culture, art and good food.
Please read our 3 quick SEE, DO and EAT tips if you are considering Brussels as your next training course location.
SEE the Grand Place. The Grand Place is in the central medieval square of the City of Brussels. Registered on the World Heritage List of UNESCO in 1998, the Grand Place is surrounded by many lavishly decorated Guildhouses and Civic buildings that date back to the 17th century. The square is lined with busy restaurants and cafes to sit and enjoy the view of the Grand Place. Some even have terraces that will give you a view over the square, enjoy a morning coffee while people watching as the world goes by in the busy square below!
DO a day trip, outside of Brussels. Belgium is such a beautiful country that it is definitely worth exploring a little more of it, quite easily with Brussels as your base. Depending on how much time you have in Brussels, some of the most popular and beautiful day trips to take from Brussels is to Bruges, Ghent or Antwerp. Day trips are easily done by catching a train from Brussels or even booking yourself onto a bus tour that does group guided tours outside of Brussels. Bruges is the farthest from Brussels taking approximately 1 hour on the train. Antwerp to Brussels is approximately 45-50 minutes on the train. Ghent is the closest to Brussels and is approximately 30 minutes on the train. The times vary if driving.
EAT Belgian chocolate waffles. Eating Belgian chocolate in Belgium is a must and eating Belgian waffles is also a must, so why not combine the 2? Eat Belgian waffles covered in chocolate, they will not be hard to find! Belgian waffles can be served as breakfast with syrup, butter or fruit or served as dessert with whipped cream, chocolate or strawberries. Apparently, the locals like it as an any-time of day snack by simply sprinkling a warm waffle with some icing sugar. If you have the time, you could try waffles in each way but if you only have time for one, why not try it as a dessert with chocolate and kill two birds with one stone!? If the smell of waffles across the city isn’t enough to lead and lure you into a shop, try the Waffle factory (a waffle chain shop), Maison Dandoy for something fancy or even a local waffle van as they are bound to serve their waffles fresh! Don’t forget to take a picture of your waffles for Instagram and tag @londontfe! We would love to see them!