Take a Brussels Belgium Day Trip with me and learn what to eat and see.

During a recent trip to London with my son, we decided to take a day trip. Traveling around Europe on the Eurostar is a convenient and efficient experience. We took the train before visiting Rome, Paris, Lisbon, and Madrid. High-speed trains can whisk travelers between iconic cities like London, Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam. For this trip, we decided to head to Brussels for a Brussels Belgium day trip. With about 8 hours to enjoy Brussels, Belgium, we decided to focus on two things: what to eat and what to see.

What to Eat in Brussels, Belgium

Welcome to Brussels, the vibrant capital of Belgium known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and, of course, its delectable cuisine. Brussels is a paradise for food enthusiasts. We couldn’t walk two steps without being offered chocolates, waffles, frites or beer.

Belgian Waffles

Belgian waffles in Brussels are a must and are a heavenly delight. They are made to have a crispy exterior and a fluffy interior. They are often topped with whipped cream, fruit or chocolate sauce.


We went to Brussels, Belgium with the chocolate in mind. Brussels is most famous for its pralines. Chocolate pralines tantalize the taste buds and are served in countless chocolate shops where you are offered a sample as soon as you enter.


While in Brussels, don’t forget to savor the moules-frites (mussels with fries). Moules-frites is a quintessential Belgian dish that pairs plump, steamed mussels with crispy golden fries, served with tangy mayonnaise for dipping. Of course, you have to pair your moules-frites with a traditional Belgian beer.


Frites, or Belgian fries, are a culinary treasure in Brussels. They are double-fried to perfection and have a crispy exterior and a fluffy interior. They are traditionally enjoyed with mayo or ketchup.

What to See in Brussels, Belgium

While in Brussels, Belgium, we embarked on a self-guided walking tour that included many famous landmarks and spots. We stayed close to the central square and visited these top stops and attractions:

1. Grand Place (Grand Square)
2. Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (Royal Saint-Hubert
3. Manneken Pis (Little Boy Peeing)
4. Jeanneke Pis (Little Girl Peeing)
5. Cathedrale des Saints Michel et Gudule (St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral)
6. Parc de Bruxelles (Brussels Park)
7. Palais Royal (Royal Palace)
8. Mont des Arts (Mount of the Arts)
9. Eglise Notre-Dame du Sablon (Church of Our Lady of the Sablon)

Whether indulging in decadent treats or soaking in the city’s cultural wonders, Brussels offers an unforgettable experience for every visitor. Brussels appeals to your senses with iconic delights and intricate architecture, making it a city filled with rich culture, heritage and charm.

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