Belgium was the first country I visited alone–not with friends, family, or with a group. It was a scary experience, that’s for sure, but definitely one of my favorite countries I’ve ever been to! I spent three days there on my Europe trip in 2015, and while I could highlight everything I did, I’ll give you a few must-sees! To read all about my time in Belgium, click here.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Grand-Place is the place to be in Brussels! What I would deem the center of the city, and prime meeting spot for all tours, the Grand-Place is just a beautiful place to see. If you go to Brussels without visiting the Grand-Place, I would argue that you didn’t really visit Brussels.
Belgian Street Food
While I’m sure you’ve all heard of Belgian Waffles, another street food to try is Belgian Fries (or Frites, as they’re called). Make sure you try the right kind of waffles, the ones that don’t cost five Euros and have little bits of sugar in the batter. Incredible. The fries in Belgium come with a variety of dipping sauces that range from the spicy “suicide” sauce to a sweet, curry-like coconut sauce. I definitely forewent actual meals for these street treats!
Brussels Chocolate Tour
Another food that Belgium is well known for is its chocolate. Instead of trying to figure out which shop was the best, I decided to take a chocolate tour with an expert. We went to six chocolate shops, starting from the most common chain shops and ending with the highest class of chocolate. My taste buds danced the entire journey. Take a look at my post from my chocolate tour by clicking here and check out the shops yourself!
Delirium is a definite must if you are a beer lover. It’s actually a must even if you aren’t, like me! With many floors offering thousands of beers, this bar has the largest beer selection in the world! The atmosphere is very fun and there is a drink for everyone. I ordered a cider-like apple beer, which really hit the spot. Overall, an awesome vibe and a Brussels staple!
I’m still trying to rack my brain around the fact that Bruges is a real place. It honestly looks like a set straight out of a fairy tale. I took a day trip from Brussels and spent about six hours total on the tour. Definitely worth it! If you have time, climb to the top of the Bruges Belfry for a great view, and try the local beer, Bruges Zot!
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-Girl Traveling the World 🙂