Our second day of travel we took the coach to Brussels. When we arrived, we put our luggage in our room in Meininger Hotel. The hotel was amazing! Yes it’s set up like a hostel so that there are six beds to a room, but each room has it’s own bathroom complete with a shower. The whole place was spacious and spotless! 10 out of 10 I would recommend the Meininger Hotel! From there we walked down Quai du Hainaut and turned right onto N9.
The N9 turned into Rue Antoine Dansaert and that turned into Rue Auguste Orts, and it was a straight walk that us straight to La Bourse and the Christmas Market surrounding it. Stopping to have dinner at Old Wild West Steak House, before shopping at the market stands in front of Saint Nicholas Church.
We continued down the right hand road of Rue Henri Maus. Taking a left at Rue du Midi and then a right down a smaller unnamed road just before standing in front of Saint Nicholas Church. I was able to take a picture of Le Comptoir de Mathilde, where we had bought our chocolate from earlier in the day, as we passed by.
Daytime picture courtesy of TripAdvisor via https://www.tripadvisor.fr/Attraction_Review-g656144-d4754535-Reviews-Le_comptoir_de_Mathilde-Tulette_Drome_Rhone_Alpes.html
To finish off our day in Brussels we watched the Christmas Lightshow in the Grand Place and took a long trek to the Delirium Cafe for some drinks. The cafe has a pink elephant on its signs and the bar hosts 2,000+ beers on sight! It currently still holds the world record for its selection.
I had a great time in Brussels. One of my friends actually told me that Brussels would be boring but I found it to be the contrary. Going during Christmas/holiday time also helped since there were so many new seasonal things to see. I would suggest you go during the holiday season as well since there are so many great gifts available. I got my mother a hand beaded leather bracelet for example. I hope you enjoyed the tour and that you share your stories as well. Thank you for following my journey!
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