Planning a 2 night trip to Brussels with my ds (aged 8). I'm looking at the Easter hols (which are second and third week of April here). I know that weekends are much cheaper for Brussels hotels than week days (although the Eurostar is the exact opposite). Plan is to see the TinTin museum (I know that's not the actual name ) and the Lego exhibition.
Any recommendations on hotels? I've been scouring Trip Advisor but it's daunting without knowing any of the areas.
I would go for the Ibis or Novotel just by the Grand place. Website for both. It a couple of minutes walk from Central Station, and 5 mins from Grand Place - and close the the Comic Strip Museum. I live in Brussels so feel free to ask away! The Lego exhibition is fabulous.
Comic strip trail where cartoons are painted on the side of buildings - you can print off a map.
Science museum with great dinosaur collection]] At the bottom of the hill is the Place Jourdan which is home to Brussels most famous Friterie Maison Antoine You can buy chips and go and sit in/outside one of a few bars in the square.
You can take the tram/metro to Heysel to see the Atomium More impressive from the outside than the inside imho. Right next door is Bruparck which has loads of restaurants and cafes, a carousel and a small playground. Here there is also a multiscreen cinema, the Oceade pool complex and MiniEurope which is a model village of famous buildings.