Brussels is a lovely historical town which also happens to be the capital of Belgium. This city is surrounded by majestic architecture which have Gothic and medieval influences. Brussels is also home to one of the most beautiful plazas, Grand Place, which serves as the hub of the city and all it has to offer. Food lovers will have a wonderful time during a Brussels city break, as the capital hosts a variety of local favourites. Chocolates are also at the heartbeat of Brussels. There are a huge number of chocolatier shops dotted around the city, so you’ll be able to satisfy that sugar craving.
Your guide to Brussels holidays
Brussels’ Grand Place is a beautiful central hub located in the city. It is home to a marketplace where you can buy trinkets and also have a lovely little walk around. When the night falls, Grand Place is absolutely stunning and a wonderful sight to see. The square is lit up and is a great spot to explore during the night.
The majority of the buildings in Brussels are influence by Gothic styles and a simple walk around the city will show you the similarities between the buildings. The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula shows off this iconic Gothic work, as it is also the national church of Belgium. Art is also a huge deal in Brussels and a visit to the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium shows off the wonderful pieces of art which the city holds dear.
As Brussels isn’t on the coastline, the city doesn’t boast any beaches. However, a 50-minute train ride can take you up to Belgium’s coast, where you can discover the beaches that this country has to offer. Visit Ostend, located on Belgium’s coast. Ostend features a long stretch of sandy shores, as well as a promenade fit for those who wish to walk along the coastline and admire the surrounding views. Whilst visiting Ostend, take a trip to the Mercator which is an old 1930’s ship, which is now a museum open for everyone to explore.