Guide to Brussels
This is really something. I'd like to have read more on the architectural style and the symbols in the different guilds on the square. Here is a little bit of information: architecture info
We took a tour under a red umbrella, would not recommend. There was very little information and we were constantly pushed towards particular stores and shops.
This is kind of funny. Check out the calendar here
Kind of neat. You'll need to buy subway tickets in order to get there.
Not sure what to do here besides observe the architecture. Apparently some days you can take tours or visit the congress.
We enojyed it without having any real interest in comics themselves. Museum has wifi and electircal sockets.
Museum of Fine Arts
We enjoyed the fantastic Brughel the Elder exhibit at the Brussels Museum of Fine Arts. There's a fantastic explanatory video projected onto three walls.
- Fin de Siecle - COME HERE. Cash only. You may have trouble finding a table at prime dinner hour. Menu is on the chalkboard. We found the sausage and mashed potatos to be delicious.
- In't Spinnekopke - traditional belgian food. I was worried the quality of the food would be low, but it was not. It was in fact quite tasty. Also, I recommend the waffle for desert "notre facon". Better than any other waffle I've had in the city so far.
- Peck 47 - a nice breakfast place that seems to always be open. Get the 'Peck Special' don't bother with the english muffins. We went here three times and found the quality of the food to vary dramatically. I do recommend going though, I am a firm believer in a sturdy breakfast.
- Tabora - tucked in a small shop near the grand place. Pretty good.
- Papy - this place was alright, not my favorite.
- Chappelle - pretty good and lots of locals. The owner told us he only uses fresh potatos (and was very proud of that). Similar to Tabora in my opinion, slightly cheaper.