Day one in Brussels and we had a mammoth day walking around the town. First impressions was that it was more traditional than Frankfurt and I loved all the old buildings. This place really has a more Amsterdam vibe with the mix of old and new buildings.
First stop we headed to the Mont Des Arts which is a garden that has an amazing view of the city. If you visit this is a must visit as its free and its a great chance to take some photos.
We then walked around to the Royal Palace which I have to say was amazing. The building was immaculate and the gardens were so pretty. It made me excited for when we visit London in a few weeks time.
After stopping for lunch we went to the Grand Place which is the square in the middle of the city. Now the best buildings in my opinion are here and theres a host of delicious looking restaurants there too. Unfortunately as we are on a budget it was a packed lunch for us but if I was to come back this would be where I would come for lunch. Also every 2 years this area is home to the carpet of flowers and in august this year it will be back. A bit of a shame that we missed it though.
Now randomly this next sight was recommended by my mum, she came to Brussels and saw this fountain and another one similar in Bruges. I can see why she found it so funny now. They even had shops with chocolates and souvenirs all with this boy on them too!
It was now time to head for some waffles, on the way we saw a clock which was also home to an iron man on the roof. I love all the little hidden artwork and decorations in this city. We also saw some comic book style art and a peeing dog, random but why not.
And finally a Belgian waffle! I was not disappointed. Dave went for the raspberry one and I went for vanilla, although Dave had to eat some of mine as they were so filling. Im hopping we can manage to have another one before we leave maybe with cream and strawberries ooo!
The next day was a bit of a scorcher reading 29 degrees! We headed to the Atomium which is a modern ‘silver ball’ sculpture as my mum called it. As we were on a budget we didn’t have the money to go to the top but we still got some good photos from the bottom. We also headed to the park area nearby, and there is also a mini Europe miniature village close by too. This would be a great area to come on a day out if your visiting Brussels.