24 Hours in Brussels, Belgium

Grote Markt in Brussels, Belgium
Grote Markt in Brussels, Belgium. Image by Walkerssk from Pixabay

Brussels is a small, quaint, and charming city in Belgium and a great placed to spend the day when short on time. If you’re looking for a quick rendezvous on your way to Paris or London, look no further than Brussels! Keep reading for a short and sweet itinerary.

Grand Place

We recommend starting your day here, as it is one of the most popular destinations in Europe and will likely fill up with tourists. Book a tour to learn the history of this famous square, or just bask in its architectural elegance as you begin strolling the streets of Brussels. During the winter, the square hosts a festive Christmas market and a Christmas tree lights up the square.

Spy Manneke Pis

Head to Spy Manneke Pis, one of Brussel’s most famous statues. The statue is fountain with a statue of a boy peeing, and believe it or not, os one of several statues in the city of peeing figures. It just one of the many things that Brussels is known for!

Food Tour

For lunch, we recommend booking a food tour to taste all the delicious foods that Belgium has to offer from expert guides that will show you where the locals eat. Eat your weight in chocolate, waffles, fries, muscles, and beer as you sample your way through this charming city.

Mont De Arts

Walk off your food tour with a trek up to the Mont de Arts district of the city. Enjoy views of the city from a birds eye perspective. This about a 10 minute walk from the city center and features landmarks like the Library of Belgium and The Congress Palace of Brussels.

Dinner and Beer

End your day at one of the cities most famous bars and taverns and enjoy the likes of Belgium beer and Muscles. Eat in the streets like many of the locals and savor the flavors of Brussels.