RTW Trip – Belgium

RTW Trip – Belgium

I’m embarrassed to admit that I didn’t actually know very much about Belgium before planning our itinerary for the country. I knew they have tasty waffles, beer, and frites. Oh, and Stromae is from Belgium. Even so, I knew that it was a country I very much wanted to visit. All of the above is true, of course, but Belgium is so much more.


I would have to say we spent about 80% of our time in Brussels wandering around outside and 20% in art museums. Every moment was well-spent.

The city is chock full of gorgeous architecture.

Eglise Saint-Gilles

MIM! We didn’t go in but even the building is beautiful.

The main art museums in Brussels are all part of a single complex – The Royal Art Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. We spent an entire day wandering the Magritte, Modern, Oldmasters, and Fin-de-Siècle museums.

The Thinker
Beautiful paper diorama.
Magritte exhibit.

Brussels is also a city of street art.

And, of course, a very famous urinating fountain (which is much smaller than I expected).

Manneken Pis

Brussels has even more to offer than we were able to experience – it’s a fairly expensive city and we’re traveling on a tight budget. We loved it anyway and it’s very much on the top of our list of cities to visit again as a normal vacation.


We stayed in Brussels our whole time in Belgium, but we did take a day trip to Bruges.

Quirky statues
The canal
Lovers and a horse
The belfry of Bruges
This is why you don’t ride a Pegasus-drawn carriage while drunk.
The canal again

You can view the rest of my photos from Belgium here!

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