Brussels combines the grandeur of a bustling metropolis with the charm of a provincial town. There are many restaurants and bars to check out, but there is also a lot of culture to take in and a lot of sights to discover. A weekend in Brussels is more than worth your while, especially if you take our tips into consideration.
The Grand Place: a must-see
The central point in Brussels is the Grand Place: a must-see for anyone visiting the capital of Europe. The town hall is a perfect example of Gothic architecture, wowing both tourists and passers-by. It certainly makes for pretty pictures, especially when it’s lit up at night.
Not far from the Grand Place, there is a small statue with great Brusselian heritage. You absolutely cannot skip the famous Manneken-Pis when visiting Brussels. The statue of the peeing boy is the city’s mascot, attracting waves of spectators all year long.
Weekend stay in Brussels: pamper your taste buds
Brussels and great food and drinks are one and the same. The Rue des Bouchers is packed with fine eateries, but don’t hesitate to visit lesser-known boroughs such as the Sablon. There are some great restaurants there as well! After a nice dinner, you can continue your joyous night out in one of the many cafes that offers Belgian beers abound.
Shopping in Europe’s capital
When spending the weekend in Brussels, you absolutely have to pay a visit to the Rue Neuve – a true landmark in Brussels and Belgium. The Avenue Louise also speaks to the imagination. In for a bit of shopping? Head over to the Galeries Saint-Hubert, a stylish shopping mall that houses beautiful boutiques.
Brussels is also known for its markets. In Les Marolles you will find a charming flea market, where you can feast your eyes on the many knickknacks. Art and antique lovers will find exactly what they’re looking for at the upscale antique markets in the Sablon.
Tip: Brussels is synonymous with the legendary Atomium, built for Expo ’58. Not to be missed!
Top-notch entertainment in Grand Casino Brussels Viage
Grand Casino Brussels Viage is the perfect ending to a weekend in Brussels. With its 14,000 square meters, Grand Casino Brussels Viage is the largest casino in Belgium. The casino is part of a new generation of entertainment, with a gaming complex that has 375 slot machines, 34 gaming tables, a poker room and an exclusive VIP room. Situated within walking distance from the Grand Place, the casino is located on the first floor of the Grand Casino Brussels Viage Entertainment Center. Grand Casino Brussels Viage has a modern theater, several bars and a lounge with a beautiful panoramic view over Brussels.