Hope you are doing well! Today I wanted share our A Day in Brussels Family Travel Guide. On our trip to Europe we took a train from Paris to Brussels for a day. It was such a fun day trip, and I am so glad we went. It was everything we dreamed of from the chocolates to the beautiful history and architecture. Plus it is kid friendly too. If you are planning a trip to Brussels check out more of our travel guide below!
Jayden the pigeon king. He loved feeding them and chasing them around the Grand Place.
A Day in Brussels Family Travel Guide
HOW TO GET THERE:
From Paris we took an early morning train to Brussels which only took an hour and half to get to. One of the reasons I love traveling in Europe with family is the convenience of public transportation. You can get almost anywhere on a train and it’s really comfortable for the whole family.
WHAT TO DO:
The one thing I love about Brussels is how easy it is to walk everywhere. Everything is easy to get to from the train station. It is very kid friendly. The first place we went to was the Grand Place which is the central square of the city. Its beautiful historical architecture is a must see.
From there we walked down to see the famous “Pee Pee Man” statue the Manneken Pis which is statue of a naked baby peeing in a fountain. They change his outfit everyday to match with the holiday or season. And they even make life size chocolate statues of it. It was one of Jayden’s favorite thing to see. Boys and their sense of humor.
We checked out the Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert which honestly was not something we would go to again. It was too crowded and not very kid friendly.
My absolute favorite thing to do, which I would one hundred percent recommend if you are visiting Brussels is take a two hour chocolate making class. Brussels is known for their chocolates and being able to see it first hand on how the chocolate process works and making your own chocolates is a dream come true. We took our class with the Belgian Chocolate Makers. Unfortunately no babies allowed where the classroom is so Josh had to wait at the shop with Ella. But Jayden and I were able to attend and we made some delicious chocolates. The teachers were great and we learned so much about the chocolate history and process in Belgium.
WHERE TO EAT:
For the best views of the Grand Place, great service, and delicious traditional Belgium food, La Brouette is a must. Plus it is one of the only restaurants that is open all day versus traditional European time. And when I mean European time, I mean most restaurants in Europe do not open but for four hours for lunch, close in the afternoon, and open at 6pm for dinner. It was nice not having to wait with two hungry kids for lunch, especially since we tend to eat lunch and dinner earlier due to bed times. The restaurant is located right in Grand Place and it has all the old time Belgium charm when you walk in. The food was amazing, and the service was great. Kid friendly too!
Another thing you must absolutely do in Brussels is have their famous waffles. There are waffle shops everywhere, with amazing displays of all their delicious waffles. You absolutely must get a waffle in Brussels. It is a treat!
We had the best time on our day trip to Brussels. I would one hundred percent recommend it for families visiting Europe. It is easy to get there and get around. Plus it is very kid friendly. My favorite thing about it was the chocolates. I still can’t get over all the delicious chocolates they have. We made sure to bring back some to our family and friends too!
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