At the beginning of September we made a trip to Brussels - it had been in the planning for quite some time as was a surprise trip to celebrate our friend's 30th birthday. He thought he was going on a romantic weekend away with his girlfriend but nope - it turned into a 14 people celebration!
I took lots of photos but most aren't really blog suitable as it was a pretty rowdy weekend. Needless to say, we enjoyed lots of Belgium food and drink and ended up dancing on tables in a fantastic bar!
We did find a little time to wander around the city and I absolutely loved it - it's got a lovely vibe and so many chocolate shops - it was a chocoholics dream! There is lots to discover in Brussels and we found a little gallery off a side street with some fantastic art. I wish we had had more time there so I could do some shopping as there were so many gorgeous shops - noticeably Maje and Brandy Melville.
I've also listed some of the other places we visited and would recommend:
- Steigenberger Witcher Hotel - we stayed here and it was amazing (check out the bathroom- it was so beautiful!) and we got a great deal through booking.com - I highly recommend it as somewhere central with lovely rooms and fantastic service.
- Aux Armes de Bruxelles - we enjoyed a meal here and were really pleased. There were 14 of us (and we weren't the quietest bunch) but the waiters were so accommodating and the perfect mix of being helpful but not overbearing. The menu is traditional Belgian cooking so good if you want to sample their specialities.
- Le Corbeau and Delirium Cafe - two great bars/pubs. Delirium is huge and has the biggest beer selection in the world, and Le Corbeau had the biggest buzz and is where the previously mentioned dancing on tables happened!
Have you been to Brussels before?