I've just found out earlier today that my boyfriend and I are going to be moving to Brussels for 4 months through his work. I'm so excited, we'll either be going May-September or September - January. We don't get to chose when, so we just have to wait and see. I'm just wondering if anyone has any pearls of wisdom about Brussels - places to see, things not to miss, and if anyone else is living there at the moment who might like to meet up/give a bit of a tour?
Also, is there anywhere generally in Belgium that you would consider not to be missed?
Sarah & Dave
Take many trips to Brugges! It's beautiful and just an hour's train ride away...
I've heard that Brugges is "chocolate capital of the world" so it definately sounds a place worth seeing. I still don't know if I'll be setting off in May or if it will be September, so its going to be a bit of a suprise!
A bit of a lazy question cos I know I could do a bit of research and find out, but does anyone know off-hand about working regulations in Belgium? i.e. as I'm british am I able to find work there without a visa?
Im not sure, as im American, but your in the EU as a Brit, so you can work anywhere in the EU without a work visa...may be wrong tho.
Brussels is a great city! I love it, enjoy the art galleries as much as you can and the architecture is stunning. We walked for an entire day looking at Art Nouveau buildings.
First of all, and importantly, Waffle Papillon is near the centre, the Grand Place etc, and has the best waffles i could find in belgium, home of the waffle! Amazing, definately worth looking up!!
Also a place called the 'Toone Theatre' is a great little marionette theatre, sounds kind of dumb but puts on an amazing show! Not sure if you speak any other languages, but they have shows in dutch and french, i can vouch for the french ones being very good, and i believe that they have a show every so often in english.
Brussels is an amazing city to just wander around in and get lost, its pretty easy to orientate yourself. I stumbled upon some great photo opportunities from wandering around, and the sunset from anywhere in the city that is raised is amazing.
I found it a really friendly town, spent a wee while there last year. I dont think you will have any trouble finding things to do.
Send me a message if you would like any more info!