Layover at Brussels

Finally, cold weather! I thought we were never going to have to use our jackets after the hot days in Switzerland and Italy. It was a pleasant surprise to feel cool again in the ‘capital of the European Union’. We had less than a day here before heading to Amsterdam so we stayed mostly around the Grand Place. Of course we also had our fill of Belgian Frites, Beer, Waffles and Chocolates 😁

Town Hall of the Grand Place


Small flower market in the Grand Place

City Museum – site of the former bread market. It houses, among others, collections of the various costumes of Brussels’ most famous resident, Manneken Pis.

Manneken Pis – this tiny sculpture of a pissing boy is undoubtedly the star of Brussels. On special occasions, it takes time to put on some clothes 😀

Jeanneke Pis – Manneken Pis’ female counterpart. It’s a bit more difficult to find this one since fewer people crowd around her.

Stock Exchange building

There were a lot of street performers too


Tin Tin! Probably the most famous product of the prolific comic book artists of Belgium.

Galeries royales Saint-Hubert – one of the oldest covered shopping arcades in the world

Royal Palace of Brussels

Royal Palace Garden

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