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.
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.
Brussels is also a city of street art.
And, of course, a very famous urinating fountain (which is much smaller than I expected).
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.
You can view the rest of my photos from Belgium here!