Exploring Brussels in 48 hours

Day 1

It’s very simple to go from Amsterdam to Brussels. You can buy train tickets in Amsterdam central station ticket office. It’s better to buy in advance just to be safe. I took the Hispeed train Fyra that covers the distance between Amsterdam and Brussels in less than 2 hours.

You can get more information on the link: http://www.nshispeed.nl/en/travel-with-fyra/fyra-to-brussels/travel-information-fyra-to-brussels

Amsterdam Central Station

Amsterdam Central Station

Arriving in Brussels

Arriving in Brussels

Grand Place

The first stop in Brussels was, of course, the Grand Place.

La Grand-Place, Brussels

Grand-Place, Brussels

La Grand-Place, Brussels

Grand-Place, Brussels

La Grand-Place, Brussels

Grand-Place, Brussels

Chocolate shopping

Last time I was in Belgium I didn’t buy a single chocolate. Stupid, stupid me! This time I bought one box of chocolate in each chocolate store I found. I tried four famous brands: Neuhaus, Leonidas, Godiva and Pierre Marcolini. Although the most luxurious and expensive one is Pierre Marcolini my favorite was Neuhaus without a doubt.

Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert in Brussels

Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert in Brussels

Corné Port Royal Chocolate Shop in Brussels

Corné Port Royal Chocolate Shop in Brussels

La Belgique Gourmande Chocolate Shop in Brussels

La Belgique Gourmande Chocolate Shop in Brussels

Christmas Market

I simply loved the Christmas market. Maybe I was the indecent amount of champagne I drank that day… maybe not.

Brussels Christmas Market

Brussels Christmas Market

Brussels Christmas Market

Brussels Christmas Market

Delirium Cafe

To finish a great night, some beers at Delirium Cafe. This is one of my favorite bars in the world and one of the main reasons I came to Brussels. Check out the size of the menu.

Delirium Café

Delirium Café

Delirium Café

Delirium Café

Day 2

Around Grand Place

In the morning I had a cup of warm chocolate for breakfast and just took a relaxing walk around the grand place taking pictures of the streets. That’s my idea of the beginning of a perfect day.

Street in Brussels

Street in Brussels

Graffiti in Brussels

Graffiti in Brussels

Graffiti in Brussels

Graffiti in Brussels

Royal Museums of Fine Arts and surroundings

In the afternoon I headed to the area of the Kunstberg (Dutch) or Mont des Arts (French) situated between the Royal Palace and the Grand Place to appreciate its fine view of the city.
I passed through the Royal Palace of Brussels and the Brussels Park situated in front of the Palace. Although it seemed a beautiful place to visit I didn’t enter the interior of the palace. I was in the mood for walking.
Ahead I found the beautiful Royal Museums of Fine Arts and I could not let this one pass. It is really is worth a visit. If you share my passion for museum shops you will love this one. It has tons of great books. It was hard to choose only one to take.

Royal Palace of Brussels

Royal Palace of Brussels

Mont des Arts in Brussels

Mont des Arts in Brussels

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

Eglise Notre Dame du Sablon in Brussels

Eglise Notre Dame du Sablon in Brussels

Jardin du Petit Sablon in Brussels

Jardin du Petit Sablon in Brussels

Tintin

I used to love Tintin when I was a little kid. It’s only now that I came to Brussels that I found out that the comics series were written by the Belgian cartoonist Hergé.

Comic book store in Brussels

Comic book store in Brussels

Tim Tim books in Brussels

Tim Tim books in Brussels

Christmas tree

The bizarre Christmas tree in Grand Place finally made sense when I saw it at night. The Electronic Christmas tree was part of the theme for Christmas this year which was “light”. They did a fine sound and light show but I still prefer the good old pine tree.

La Grand-Place, Brussels

Grand-Place, Brussels

La Grand-Place, Brussels

Grand-Place, Brussels

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