So you’ve decided to extend your stay in Brussels. After ticking off the main tourist sights, there will be lots more left to pursue. Skip the transport system and see where your feet take you. Like most European towns/cities, Brussels eclectic energy is best enjoyed along its streets. But when you’re tired, ensure you know the location of the nearest metro/tram/bus station.
- Explore Parks & Recreation
Brussels has a copious amount of green cover. Neatly manicured boulevards and parks, abundant in lush greenery, are perfect for cycling or enjoying a quiet walk. Some parks hold music festivals or mini fairs during summer. Sit back, relax, and let the music play!
Parks: List of Parks
Music: Music & Festival Calendar
2. Visit a Flea or Farmers’ Market
Farmers’ markets and flea markets are perfect to sample local produce or food items or pick up bric-a-brac, trinkets, and souvenirs. Since these markets are held in pre-designated places, it’s best to check out timings and locations, prior to your visit.
3. Go Café Hopping
On a warm summer day, sip a cool beer, and read that book you’ve been wanting to finish – last year. And don’t miss a visit at Comics Café. Complete with memorabilia, graphic novels, and postcards; it’s a must visit for any Tintin fan. The café on the first floor serves refreshments and a place to sit and catch up on your favourite Tintin adventure.
4. Graffiti Spotting
It would be hard to miss graffiti art in Brussels, unless you keep your eyes shut. Buildings, shop shutters, and along railway tracks, there’s lots to admire. From popular comic characters to more edgier concepts; if you love graphic art – you’ve come to the right place. Try the comic strip walk – if you have more time.
5. Street Artists
Around some of the main tourist sights, you’d spot street artists/musicians. Take a break. Observe. 🙂
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