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BRUSSELS TASTES MUCH BETTER THAN BRUSSEL SPROUTS

Updated: Dec 24, 2017

Brussels' International Airport is the world's largest chocolate selling point. And that is just the beginning…

FRENCH FRIES ARE BELGIAN

At least Belgians believe so, and you must try them here:

Maison Antoine

Friterie de la chapelle

(Rue Haute 25, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium)

Fritland

(Rue Henri Maus 49, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium)

They even have a whole museum dedicated to fries. Not kidding.



WAFLES ARE FOR 1Euro but only for locals because you, as a tourist will be tempting to put all sorts of garnishing’s and you will end up with the bill for 12e. Eat them plain, somewhere in the Mannekenpis area



MANNEKEN PIS HAS A SISTER IN PRISON

She is peeing just next to the well known touristic pub which offers more then 2000 types of beer. As she is situated in the end of narrow street, she needs to be protected and sit behind the trails as drunken tourist were harassing her 😊

YOU CAN BUY REALLY BAD BELGIAN CHOCOLATE

To find all the best brands under one roof, you should visit The Galerie de la Reine

The top of the top are the brands: Marcolini and Neuhaus

Less pricy and still great quality: Godiva , Leonidas

YOU CAN GET DRUNK FROM ONE PINT

To try the best quality strong beer, go for:

  • Chimay Blue top 9% alcohol,

  • West Malle Tripel 9% alcohol,

  • Rochefort 10 11,3 % alcohol

‘Hold on, that was too many’ options:

  • Orval 6,2% alcohol,

  • Kwak 8% alcohol – This one comes in cool glass placed in a wooden stand.

  • La Chouffe 8% - the bottle with red hooded midget,

  • Hoegarden Blanche 5%,

  • Kriek 5- 4,3 %

BRUSSEL IS NOT SO BORING AS EVERYBODY TELLS YOU

Make sure, you will understand it better and I guarantee you will love it. Guys from Yellow Umbrella Tours will show you around for free. You will pay how much you want and only if you will like it. Believe me, you will want to pay in the end. I hate guided tours, but this walking city tour was just brilliant. Short, funny, very informative and informal.

THE ATOMIUM IS NOT AN EXPOSITION ABOUT ATOMS

I don’t know if I am the only one but I really expected that :D . In fact, you will love this building mainly for its and extraordinary escalators and a lift with special effects, which will make you feel like in a sci-fi movie. They constructed this bizarre giant for the purposes of 1958 Brussels World's Fair. Don’t worry you are not going to pay 12 backs for the elevator ride only. You will enjoy a great panoramic view, an interesting exposition where you will learn about the history of this building, and surrealistic exposition. Avoid the restaurant or don’t have big expectations.



YOU CAN STAY IN A FANCY HOTEL WHICH LOOKS LIKE A COMIC BOOK AND DOESN’T HAVE A RECEPTION

Belgian comics plays a major role in the development of European comics. Comics are integral part of Belgian culture. Historically they were on the last page of a newspaper, now they are on the wall of your hotel room. Stay in the Radison Red next to the European Parliament. You will find your self-surrounded by the art at the hotel which doesn’t have a reception, and you can order your food from your room by the hotels app. ‘It’s almost like a sleepover in a gallery’ they advertise in their web page. I can only agree but if you can’t imagine staying without common luxuries like room service and bell boys, this is not the hotel for you.




 

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