Getting to Brussels is easy from London. Just make your way to St. Pancras International station where you can take a train 2 hour train ride to Brussels. Tourists can also take advantage of the two airports located in Brussels. Once you are there, make sure to take advantage of the open top bus tours throughout the city. The buses include 13 hop-on-hop-off stops which makes it easy to see all the major landmarks, attractions, and points of interest around the capital.
Brussels is great place for a holiday. The capital is the centre of European culture with almost 90 museums including the Museum of Modern Art and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. The museums have an amazing collection of varoiusp ainters such as Flemish painters like Bruegel, and Anthony van Dyck. There are also beautiful parks, trendy restaurants, and amazing shopping. Check out Shopping for Kids in London as well. Not only is Brussels known for its attractions, but visitors will not find better chocolates, waffles, or beers anywhere else.
Brussels is home to the European Union with the European Parliament. It has some amazing architecture including the Manneken Pis, Cinquantenaire Arch, the Grand-Place, and the Atromium. Brussels is also home to many renowned artists. The famous Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte studied and lived in Brussels, as well as the avant-garde dramatist Michel de Ghelderode. The city is also the capital of the comic strip. Beloved Belgian characters include Tintin, Lucky Luke, Cubitus, Gaston and Marsupilami. Brussels has such an obsession with comic strips that throughout the city, there are large morals painted of comic book characters. There is a Belgian Comic Strip Center in Brussels which was designed by Victor Horta in the Art Nouveau style.
As for food, Brussels is well known for its waffles, chocolates, French friends, and beers. In addition to traditional restaurants, there are large numbers of cafes, bistros and international food chains. Coffee houses are called the Salons de The. Most Belgian cuisine is a combination of French cuisine with a hearty Flemish fare. Brussels specialties are waffles and mussels. Waffles stands around found throughout the city and a great treat while exploring the city. Also chocolate and pralines are renowned here since companies like Neuhaus, Leonidas, and Godiva started in Belgium. Belgian beer is brewed in around Brussels and Kriek is available in almost every bar or restaurant. The beer is famous for its limbic style and yeasts which have their origin in the Senne Valley.
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