Hi - we have one night and most of a day in Brussels in a couple of weeks. Staying in the European Quarter. dd (8) is a good walker. Can anyone recommend things to see that will interest us all? dd likes museums and anything to do with WW2. Also good places to eat please - dd will try anything.
there's a good walk to do that takes you round most of the sights - think you pick up the route from the tourist info in the grand place. (mannekin pis etc) and mine used to like the cafe with the stuffed horse for hot chocolate - don't know if it's still there! and you must get ice cream and lots of chocolate, natch. and find the teeny tiny street with a million fish restaurants and walk up and down looking at their amazing displays, and choose one to eat in. think i'm in the right place, but my european cities tend to tend a bit jumbled up from too much local beverage.... i'm sure someone will come up with much better ideas than my rambling - have a lovely time!
Cool thanks!! Fish!! I adore fish, oh and chocolate. I think its going to be the highlight of our holiday! We are doing it on the way back from camping in the alps, ferry goes from dunkerque so it seems ideal.
fantastic! thanks belgianbun I'd had the Bleu de Tois recommended to me but wasn't quite sure about it. Cartoon museum sounds great. I think dd might be really intrigued by the Roi d'Espagne. She also loves couscous
Good reminder about handbag - will pack my secret bum bag.
We are staying in the Renaissance hotel - got a room for a silly price (99E) with breakfast included.
Whatever you do don't order the 'Steak Americain' - you will end up with raw mince with a raw egg on top and because you told everybody you speak French you will have to pretend you actually wanted it and eat it.
You will then get horrendous food poisoning and think you are going to die.
lol arfishy!!! will remember that. must review my french food phrases.
dd is desperate to try snails can't see whats wrong with the ones in our garden. Shes told me that she is either going to have french onion soup or snails every night and if she is really hungry she will have both lol!!! have told her she can have them once as a special treat. odd child.