This is why we escape - this is the type of thing money cannot buy.
We took they rain from Amsterdam to Belgium, it was around 2-3 hours train ride, as far as I can remember. It was both our first time here in Belgium so it was fun discovering a country together. What makes Brussels really special? Seafood in great restaurants, the smell of hot waffles on a cold winter's day, cafes and pubs that never close, the cosmopolitan but neighborly feel. Don't forget the Belgian Chocolates, Belgian Beers and fries.
The Grande Palace or Grote Market in Brussels.
It is surrounded by guildhalls, Town Hall and the Breadhouse.
Manniken Pis, the landmark statue of Brussels. It shows a little boy peeing into a fountain. The statue is dressed in costume several times each week, according to a published schedule which is posted on the railings around the fountain. His wardrobe consists of several hundred different costumes, many of which may be viewed in a permanent exhibition inside the City Museum, located in the Grand Place, immediately opposite the Town Hall. (Wikipedia)
View of the Grand Palace at night.
We toured around by ourselves in Brussels and took a day trip to Brugge via train. Like any other big cities in Europe, it was easy to navigate from train station to train station. We enjoyed our stay in Brussels and capped it off with an awesome seafood dinner.