48 hours in Brussels for a budget weekend

Posted by on April 6, 2013

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Brussels is a multicultural city, very colorful and beyond what one thinks as very much alive. Here’s a mini guide on what to do, what to eat and where to sleep in 48 hours, a weekend in a very inexpensive way around a city like Brussels! Finding accommodation in Brussels is not difficult mainly for one reason. Brussels is a city of business during the week and thanks to this hotels often offer 50% discount during the weekend. A good reason to think of this city as the next step right? Among Accommodation in Brussels there are luxury hotels, designer hotels and many other b&b available. Here’s what I would recommend. If you want a classic and nice b&b I recommend the Phileas Fogg which offers 3 bedrooms, all very nice rooms with wonderful breakfast. If you prefer a Hotel, I recommend the Hotel Le Berger, a hotel that was a former brothel and has now been renovated. The hotel is wonderful and over every room there is the name of the girl who lived in it. I highly recommend it for the price, location and excellent breakfast.

Brussels bridge view

Brussels bridge view

Brussels Town

Brussels Town

After choosing accommodation you will be interested to know where to eat in Brussels. One of the highlights, as you know are the mussels and fries. In Brussels you will find every restaurant that will propose them. One of the best that I found in Brussels is the Friteria Tabora which is located just behind the Grand Place. For a dinner at the taste of beer in the true sense of the word I recommend Restobieres, a restaurant that has really tasty food and is cute in the interior which offers well made dishes all made of beer. The staff is friendly and knows how to advise dishes that could perfectly match the Belgian beers.

Brussels River

Brussels River

Brussels Embassy

Brussels Embassy

What to see in Brussels? I recommend you start from outside the Atomium, the steel construction of an iron crystal built in 1958 which was built as the Eiffel Tower. You can visit the structure which also offers interesting temporary exhibitions. It would be a good idea to see the Grand Place and if you can, the Flower Carpet that takes place in this famous square every year in late summer. Finally, if you love the comics in addition to the mural that you can find in every corner of the city, walking very far and wide, you can also find the Museum of Comics in Brussels.

Brussels Beauty

Brussels Beauty

Brussels Grand Place

Brussels Grand Place

Among the special features of this city in my opinion there are public outdoor toilets. If you need to go to the bathroom and you are a woman you will not have an easy life but men are facilitated to large public baths even outdoors.

Brussels Carpet

Brussels Carpet

If you’re nearby you might also want to check: Holiday in Bruges, pros and cons.

Brussels photos: Sam_Butler, sigfus, Natali Antonovich, Dewfs, Ed Graham, polbar, Ben Heine.

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