The landscape of Brussels is an interesting mash between modern, contemporary, and Art Nouveau architecture.
Belgium also has a vibrant restaurant scene consisting of French brasseries, Flemish bistros, and really anything from Turkish to Asian. Every meal I had was incredible and Belgians are proud of their nationally known cuisine.
When in Brussels, must have mussels.
Besides the great food, every dish can be accompanied by an equally amazing Belgian beer.
and Belgium has a lot of beers to choose from. Some the of best being the full flavored Trappist beer, originally brewed by monks.
I found my new favorite beer: Chimay Blue which I later found out was 9% alcohol…a little late after the fact…and after a few more.
Nothing goes better with drunchies quite like
French fries Belgian frites, eaten typically with mayo.
One of the greatest museums I was able to check out was the René Magritte Museum.
It was fascinating learning about an incredibly unique Belgian surrealist painter and his life through out the 20th century.
The other museum I visited was the Belgian Comic Strip Center.
Although I couldn’t read the French or Dutch subtitles, it was interesting learning about the important mark comics impressed upon the city and its people.
One tourist attraction located near the Antomium is a collection of miniaturized replicas of famous European monuments called Mini Europe.
Although it was a little cheesy, it was funny seeing some of the monuments i’ve seen over the past year in miniature form.
The Atomium is the iconic building of Brussels.
With an interesting interior, the Atomium tells the story of Brussel’s many famous architects and its architectural history.
The other iconic monument of Brussels being a peeing fountain: the Manneken Pis (Peeing little man).
Brussels also has more residential areas supplying the neighborhoods with plenty of open air markets lined with antiques.
Day or night, Brussels is a beautiful city with a great mix of different beer, languages, cuisine, and architecture.