I feel that I’ve spent the least amount of time in Brussels, it being 17 hours. Yes, I’ve spent 17 hours in a city and I honestly felt like I’ve seen all there is to it. It’s called time management lol. I arrived in Brussels, as a stop over by train leaving London and heading into Amsterdam. I was staying in a central location at the Hilton which was roughly 3 miles from the Dam Square. The main thing to see in Brussels is the Grand Place. It’s a beautiful square that is surrounded by buildings, restaurants and souvenir shops. On the way there, are rows of stunning baroque homes and restaurants. My favorite part is that there are hidden hotels in these buildings, but they are not your typical high rises.
We decided to stay in the DoubleTree Hilton which is connected to the train station which makes it easier for a quick stop over city. You can explore the city, freshen up a bit and then sleep before heading out to your next stop. Brussels isn’t your typical European city however; it does deliver in the architecture. One thing I will say about Brussels is that it does offer a lot of charm. We spent our time getting lost in the alleyways along the Grand Place, entering several shops, grabbing a Belgian beer and having waffles smothered in Belgian chocolate.
There’s definitely a lot more to see in Brussels, however when you’re there for a quick minute instead of long periods of time it’s hard to see it all. Even though I felt like I’ve seen most of it. If I ever head back to Belgium I would like to visit the other cities that are about 1 hour away from Brussels.
Brussels, is a quick visit that has a lot to offer. Between food, culture and architecture it’s a great place to either spend a few days and visit the surrounding cities or just make a quick visit and stay in the city.