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    Get 'moules et frites' in Chez Leon

    Elaine Kellegher says:

    There are many places that offer 'moules et frites' (mussels and fries), but the best and most famous by a long shot is Chez Leon on rue des Bouchers. If you’re looking to try the famous Belgian dish make sure to go there.



    Various food tips...

    Aggie Williams says:

    The whole egg mayo on the chips is amazing!

    Julie Chilton says:

    Be sure to sample some delicious Belgian waffles and try a fruit beer.

    Catherine McDonald says:

    Go into every chocolate shop you see - I was given so many free tasters!! :-)

    Grace Salinas says:

    Try Belgian waffles as they're best in the world and can't be found anywhere else in the world. Belgian waffles are found in side vendors/streets for about €2

    Lisa Cummins says:

    Eat, eat, eat! Waffles (both street and restaurant style), fries & mussels, chocolate . . . all delicious!

    Michael Melone says:

    The original Godivas Chocolate is just off the Grand Place in Brussels



    Check out the Delirium Café

    Samantha Nicol says:

    For sure make sure to get over to Delirium bar, so many wonderful beers on tap, and you have the option of drinking them out of really large glass boots. I mean, how cool is that!?

    Leszek Pattoński says:

    The Delirium Café has the world record for the number of beers avaliable. The barman told me they have 3,000 different beers and i would have said there'd have been at least 200 on tap from what I saw.

    Also recommended by Grace Salinas, Brad MacDonald, Leszek Pattoński, Fernando Nogueira, Catherine Carter, Dalton Scott



    Embark on an Art Nouveau tour

    Ken De Bruyne says:

    When it comes to architecture Brussels is a real treasure > check out the Art Nouveau buildings (unique in the world), the beautiful Grand Place, the many palaces and the Sablon. Many beautiful sights are also to be found outside of the city centre It's not the coolest city in the world but if you make an effort I'm sure you will appreciate it! Also, many of the beautiful Art Nouveau buildings are not in the centre so go to the tourist info and go for the Art Nouveau walk!



    Visit La Grand Place

    Noreen Wensley says:

    Grace Salinas says:

    Go to Le Grand Place. There you'll find many chocolate shops/museums.











    Go to the army museum

    Mishi Dulwich Morath says:

    Even if you only have a little bit of an interest in military stuff then head for the Army Museum. not only is it FREE, but it is the best army museum I've been to, after our Imperial War Museum in London!



    Admire comic strip art

    Nicolas Valmont says:

    Try to find as many cartoon murals as possible, they are hidden everywhere! so look carefully...

    Jess Atkins says:

    Go to the Comic Strip Centre!

    Also recommended by Ivana Bashich.



    Enjoy a concert at Ancienne Belgique

    Stéphanie Grignard says:

    Check if there’s a nice band playing at the Ancienne Belgique (AB) - amazing place for concerts!



    See the Pigeon Market

    Michael Melone says:

    Go early on Saturday and see the Pigeon market where keepers buy and trade birds. Keep an eye out for the bowler pigeons that seem to fall like bowling balls from the sky and swoop off into the sky before hitting the ground!



    Don't miss Mannekin Pis

    Brad MacDonald says:

    Hunt down Manneken Pis and then go on the search for his female counterpart, Janneke Pis.













    Tip for clubbers...

    Steph Mouton says:

    If you want to go out, def check out Fuse-club on a saturday. It's one of the finest techno-clubs in Europe.



    Visit the Atomium

    Julie Chilton says:

    Don't miss the quirky "Atomium" - a left-over attraction from the 1958 World's Fair. It's unique and a fascinating look into what people *thought* life might be like in the far-off future.



    Visit at Christmas

    Aggie Williams says:

    Go at Christmas time and walk through the Christmas markets.



    And others...

    Katrina Leigh Bartolomeo says:

    Go on a bike tour, for sure!

    Róisín McManus says:

    Pick up great scarves for a couple of Euro in the square.

    Camilla Fredriksen says:

    Take a walk in the city centre and enjoy the many paintings on the side of the buildings! Enjoy a meal, great atmosphere, and well decorated scenery at Poechenellekelder just by Manneken Pis! Watch sports at O'Reilly's Irish Pub, and take a drink at Mappa Mundo around the corner afterwards! And MOST important of all - talk with the people, they're lovely :)



    Hopefully these top Brussels will help you make to most of your visit to Brussels.


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  • We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top Washington DC tips. You gave us tips on comic strip art, architecture and food - lots of food...



    Get 'moules et frites' in Chez Leon

    Elaine Kellegher says:

    There are many places that offer 'moules et frites' (mussels and fries), but the best and most famous by a long shot is Chez Leon on rue des Bouchers. If you’re looking to try the famous Belgian dish make sure to go there.



    Various food tips...

    Aggie Williams says:

    The whole egg mayo on the chips is amazing!

    Julie Chilton says:

    Be sure to sample some delicious Belgian waffles and try a fruit beer.

    Catherine McDonald says:

    Go into every chocolate shop you see - I was given so many free tasters!! :-)

    Grace Salinas says:

    Try Belgian waffles as they're best in the world and can't be found anywhere else in the world. Belgian waffles are found in side vendors/streets for about €2

    Lisa Cummins says:

    Eat, eat, eat! Waffles (both street and restaurant style), fries & mussels, chocolate . . . all delicious!

    Michael Melone says:

    The original Godivas Chocolate is just off the Grand Place in Brussels



    Check out the Delirium Café

    Samantha Nicol says:

    For sure make sure to get over to Delirium bar, so many wonderful beers on tap, and you have the option of drinking them out of really large glass boots. I mean, how cool is that!?

    Leszek Pattoński says:

    The Delirium Café has the world record for the number of beers avaliable. The barman told me they have 3,000 different beers and i would have said there'd have been at least 200 on tap from what I saw.

    Also recommended by Grace Salinas, Brad MacDonald, Leszek Pattoński, Fernando Nogueira, Catherine Carter, Dalton Scott



    Embark on an Art Nouveau tour

    Ken De Bruyne says:

    When it comes to architecture Brussels is a real treasure > check out the Art Nouveau buildings (unique in the world), the beautiful Grand Place, the many palaces and the Sablon. Many beautiful sights are also to be found outside of the city centre It's not the coolest city in the world but if you make an effort I'm sure you will appreciate it! Also, many of the beautiful Art Nouveau buildings are not in the centre so go to the tourist info and go for the Art Nouveau walk!



    Visit La Grand Place

    Noreen Wensley says:

    Grace Salinas says:

    Go to Le Grand Place. There you'll find many chocolate shops/museums.











    Go to the army museum

    Mishi Dulwich Morath says:

    Even if you only have a little bit of an interest in military stuff then head for the Army Museum. not only is it FREE, but it is the best army museum I've been to, after our Imperial War Museum in London!



    Admire comic strip art

    Nicolas Valmont says:

    Try to find as many cartoon murals as possible, they are hidden everywhere! so look carefully...

    Jess Atkins says:

    Go to the Comic Strip Centre!

    Also recommended by Ivana Bashich.



    Enjoy a concert at Ancienne Belgique

    Stéphanie Grignard says:

    Check if there’s a nice band playing at the Ancienne Belgique (AB) - amazing place for concerts!



    See the Pigeon Market

    Michael Melone says:

    Go early on Saturday and see the Pigeon market where keepers buy and trade birds. Keep an eye out for the bowler pigeons that seem to fall like bowling balls from the sky and swoop off into the sky before hitting the ground!



    Don't miss Mannekin Pis

    Brad MacDonald says:

    Hunt down Manneken Pis and then go on the search for his female counterpart, Janneke Pis.













    Tip for clubbers...

    Steph Mouton says:

    If you want to go out, def check out Fuse-club on a saturday. It's one of the finest techno-clubs in Europe.



    Visit the Atomium

    Julie Chilton says:

    Don't miss the quirky "Atomium" - a left-over attraction from the 1958 World's Fair. It's unique and a fascinating look into what people *thought* life might be like in the far-off future.



    Visit at Christmas

    Aggie Williams says:

    Go at Christmas time and walk through the Christmas markets.



    And others...

    Katrina Leigh Bartolomeo says:

    Go on a bike tour, for sure!

    Róisín McManus says:

    Pick up great scarves for a couple of Euro in the square.

    Camilla Fredriksen says:

    Take a walk in the city centre and enjoy the many paintings on the side of the buildings! Enjoy a meal, great atmosphere, and well decorated scenery at Poechenellekelder just by Manneken Pis! Watch sports at O'Reilly's Irish Pub, and take a drink at Mappa Mundo around the corner afterwards! And MOST important of all - talk with the people, they're lovely :)



    Hopefully these top Brussels will help you make to most of your visit to Brussels.


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