If you are thinking about heading to Brussels for a short period of time but you still want to see as much as you can of this fairytale look-like city, this post is the post you need to read before traveling.
First, besides all the cold you might get while you are there, the best way to move around the city is by foot. The metro, is “cheap” [€ 1,70] and is also a great option but I always say that to see a city you must walk and walk everywhere.
The first stop is, without a doubt, the Grand Place which, honestly may look small when you get there but it’s still so magnificent and it will just let you mouth drop.
While you are in this part of the town you should definitely thinking about eating a Waffle [with nutella!!] because what can be the best food after exploring a bit of the city!?
Then you can visit the Manneken Pis, which is a 5 minute stop (maximum) and then explore the Bourse Quarter and all the surrounding area in the Grand Place.
I reccomend the Royal Galleries Saint-Hubert and also a quick look to the Central Station.
Then a quick visit to the Royal Palace and the gardens where you can seat a bit for lunch to enjoy the famous Belgian fries.
After lunch you can up in the metro in the Parc station (or walk, of course!) and then choose if you want to visit the Cinquantenaire Park and to see, once that is so close the European Institutions or the other option, to visit the Atomium (in this case I suggest you to use the metro) to enjoy that amazing view over the city!
For dinner I would definitely suggest going again to the Grand Place and eat in that very touristic restaurants because once in a while we must do something very touristic in one city and then head over to a bar to try the amazing Belgian beers. I would suggest: a la Morte Subite, Delirium Cafe or one of my favorites, the Monk Bar in Saint Catherine.
PS: Don’t forget to check my post about the 5 cliché things to see in Brussels here.