What to do in Brussels in one day

09:00 – 9Hotel Central

09:30 – Grand Place

10:30 – Cafe Delish

11:00 – Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

12:30 – Fromagerie Tonton Garby

14:00 – Mini Europe

16:00 – Juice Land

17:00 – Belgian Centre of Comic Strip Art

18:30 – Mont des Arts

19:30 – Restaurant Aux pavés de Bruxelles

21:00 – Enjoy jazz at L’Archiduc

22:30 – Beers at Delirium

23:59 – Fuse Club

 

We mapped out your day trip in Brussels

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Brussels

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

Brussels is a city bursting with a rich culture. During your Brussels day trips, try to squeeze in visits to the many museums, amusement parks, parks, and churches. Dive into heaping plates of fries and indulge in delectable chocolates. Spend your days basking in the café culture of the Grand Palace, sipping coffee, or learn about the history of Brussels at the City Museum. Visit the eclectic Belgian Comic Strip Center, or Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée and see the Manneken Pis, the statue of a peeing boy (and he has over 600 outfits). Brussels is a hip, yet bizarre city that you just have to see

Take photos of the Grand Palace and all of its beauty and then stop by the Brussels Hôtel de Ville, to view the lovely Gothic architecture. Bask in the sun at the popular Heysel Park or amuse yourself at the amazing Mini-Europe replica

Fill up on Stoverij, a beef casserole cooked in beer, or creamy Waterzooi, a fish stew. Delight your taste buds with Luikse Siroop, a thick jelly on Speculoos cookies. Stoemp, a Brussels staple of vegetables and mashed potatoes, is also a must have

Brussels is divided by language: some speak Dutch and others speak French. In French, “Hello” is “Bonjour”, “Goodbye” is “Au revoir”, and “Merci” means “Thanks”. “Goeiedag” is Dutch for “Hello”, “Tot ziens” is “Goodbye”, and “Thanks” is “Dank u wel”

Summers are pleasant, with temperatures in the 60s to 70s and afternoon showers. Fall weather has highs in the 40s and 50s. Winters are in the 30s and bring cold rain and occasional snow. Spring sits in the 50s and 60s, with many rain showers

Catch the train from the -1 level of the terminal for 7 Euros. The bus is a good option, at around 4 Euros per ticket. To purchase a bus ticket, you must use coins or a credit card. If you want to take a taxi, it will cost about 45 Euros

Most attractions are a short walk of the city center, but Brussels public transportation system is excellent. Catch the subway or one of the many buses to take you around Brussels. Ride the tram or hail a taxi for longer distances

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