Brussels in a day

We had a 24 hour stop in Belgium, and wanted to check out all the touristy things (and the beers).

Breakfast at Mort Subite

Belgians are unique when it comes to beers. Most beers are bought or served in bottles, rather than cans, and almost every beer has its own branded, sometimes uniquely shaped, glass.

Had breakfast at this popular bar from 1920s reading about Brussels and planning what to do rest of the day

St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels

It was church that was given cathedral status in 1962. It had beautiful interiors with painted glass.

Royal Palace of Brussels

This is the official palace in the city of Brussels. However the king and queen live in the Royal Palace of Laeken on the outskirts of Brussels.

Waffles and Chocolates

A trip to Belgium is incomplete without deserts.

Brussels is also called the “Chocolate Capital of the World”. It is filled with chocolate shops as there are more chocolatiers here per square foot than in any other city across the globe.

Grand Place

The central square of Brussels and probably the most popular tourist attraction. Sunset is a great time to visit to catch the views of both the daytime as well as the night view with lights. You could walk here for hours and not realize when the time flew by.

Delerium Cafe

This bar has been recorded in the Guiness Book of Records for serving over 2000 beers. When I asked them for recommendations, the bartender spent time learning my preferences and then served beers that I loved. This was even more impressive considering that it was too busy to even find a place to stand and drink in the cafe.

In all, I really wish we had more time in Brussels, but even with a short trip there is a lot to do, and most things to do are within walking distance, making Brussels a great place to explore on foot.