I planned to upload my Brussels city guide much earlier, but I had so much stuff to do and some other important deadlines. That’s why I keep you updated today. Better late than never, right!? So today I will show you some of my favorite spots in Brussels and some things you have to do when you are visiting Brussels. I’ve spent almost 48h in Brussels and collect a lot of great tipps besides the normal touristic things.
So let’s go and let me be your Brussels tour guide:
I already published a post about my hotel in Brussels here. But i just want to remind you that the hotel breakfast in The Hotel was maybe the best hotel breakfast I’ve ever had so far. So if you already have an accommodation for your stay you definitely have to think about coming to The Hotel just for breakfast. Beside of The Hotel you have a lot of great place to stay in Brussels and found some really beautiful apartments at AirBnB.
So let’s stay with the food tipps. I totally recommend you UMAMIDO Ramen in Brussels. They already have 3 great spots in Brussels and just opened another one in Antwerpen too. They offer the best Ramen soup in Brussels. I’m a huge Ramen fan so I had no choice and had to go to UMAMIDO. If you already know the Japanese Ramen you know what I’m talking about. And if not, you know what you’re going to do next. Try it. The food was so good, the staff very friendly, dogs were allowed and the cute restaurant was very clean. We’ve been to UMAMIDO the first evening and went there the other night as well, because it was tooooooo good. 😀
On Saturday we decided to stroll through Brussels and started with the cute vintage neighborhood located in the street: Rue Blaes. We just came through a cute vintage flea market and went down the street. On the right side we found this stylish record store called Krevette Records. Stop by and listen to some old & new records.
A few steps forward we found this cute café called L’Aubette. We decided to grab some coffee and rest for some minutes. Especially in that street you could feel some french or more parisianne charm. All in all I felt a typical atmosphere mixed from Paris and Amsterdam. We’ve drunk a very good hot cappuccino for just 2,50€ and got back on our track. Our destination was the Grand Place and we took some side roads to get there. On the street Rue Blaes you will find a lot of cute vintage stores for furniture but also for vintage clothes from Chanel, Louis Vuitton and much more.
On our way to the Grand Place we stopped by this super cute Popcorn store. They are selling fresh and 100% natural Popcorn in so many different flavors. I took the caramel & salty ones and oh my god. I still taste it. 🙂 So you have to check out the Belgian Popcorn Gourmet.
On our way to the Grand Place we came across this open graffiti wall next to the Royal Library of Belgium.
One of the most beautiful galleries in the world is the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. You will come across this Gallery on your way to the Grand Place and take a few minutes to feel the atmosphere.
Next to very touristic Grand Place are a lot of cute small shopping streets. We’ve visited the cute concept store Hunting and Collecting in the street: Rue des Chartreuse 17. There you will find some great fashion items from ACNE Studios, Common Projects, Gosha Rubchinsky and much more. They also sell some nice interior accessories and furniture. Around the corner we found another cute vintage store where I bought to super old 501 Levi’s jeans in my size for just 50€ for both. Lucky me! 🙂
Another highly recommend place for burgers is the Manhattn’s Burger in Brussels. We’ve been there on Saturday evening and would love to eat there, but dogs weren’t allowed inside and they didn’t even had some blankets to sit outside. So maybe when you’re visiting Brussels you will try it, but don’t brig your dog with you. 😉