The gritty city of Belgium. Graffiti everywhere! But in a a good way. To me, Brussels seemed REAL. Outside of Grand Place, I didn't feel like I was in a magical, impeccable dream. Instead, I felt like I was in a real city with real people and real history. There is so much history embedded in the streets of this city, that walking around and looking at walls is an experience in itself.
Insider Tip:Check out Grand Place, but don't make that the only stop on your visit.
Fork up the euros to go to the Musical Instruments Museum! It's well worth it and a great way to spend a few hours of your afternoon. Listen to a hurdy gurdy and see over 8000 instruments!!