The capital of Belgium is one of the most fascinating cities in Europe since it is filled with as many historical insignias as its modern counterparts. Being the administrative capital of EU, Brussels is also understandably bureaucratic to some extent. What's really enviable here is the beauty of everyday things. The roadside cafes and bars are designed to welcome and not merely to swindle. The overall humour is deadpan, but hilarious. It's an outstanding city and one of the relatively cheap European destinations from India.Free or inexpensive things to do while here: You can chill at the many gorgeous parks in the city, such as Parc de Woluwe, Bois de la Cambre, Square Ambiorix, Parc Leopold, and more. To mingle with royalty at the Royal Palace is also absolutely free and will be memorable for life. Visit the Royal Museum of Armed Forces and Military without a ticket.Where to eat: Here are the three cheap but outstanding places to eat in Brussels: 1. Tonton Garby at Rue Duquesnoy, 2. Bia Mara at Rue du Marche aux Poulets, 3. Fritland at Rue Henri Maus. All three serve vegetarian food as well.Where to stay: What makes Brussels one of the cheapest European destinations from India is its budget stays. Here are two options.
ut the day had not yet got over. We were now headed to the Belgian city of Antwerp known for its diamonds. The first look of the city is magnanimous. Huge statues and structures near the city center. Peter says that Antwerp is known for its fashionable people. No wonder both sides of the streets are crowded with the choicest international fashion brands. Antwerp is more expensive than Bruges and Peter quite funnily says that they make the money in Antwerp and spend it in Brussels! We walked past the famous cathedral in the city center towards the river Scheldt. We sat at the bank of the river, a concrete pavement, and watched the sun set. Everyone was quiet. It was a day well spent and we had no complaints.
If you've seen the cult dark comedy In Bruges, you know exactly what to expect in this peculiar city. It's a prominent world heritage site according to UNESCO and that automatically makes it a haven for art connoisseurs. It's also called the "Venice of the North" so you can imagine how many new fairytales of your own you can create whilst walking down the cobbled roads to the whitewashed facades of historic churches. Spring is meant for daffodil carpets spread all over the city.Famous for: Beer and art.Things to do: Climb up the 366 stairs of the medieval Belfry Tower. Admire the flemish primitive artworks at Groeninge Museum.Weather in January: Average temperature is 5 degrees celsius. Remains dry, but nippy.Average budget per head for 5 days (excluding flights): Rs. 62,000For more details, read this.
Beautiful Small Town with amazing churches and lots of history.
Go about the city center and the staircase to heaven! Island park on the river is beautiful and so it the cathedral in the city center.
Located out of the centre of Brussels, these 2 chic and calm suburbs have some very nice boutiques to be visited. It is perfect to go there if you are tired of the crowd and people buzzing all around. Just escape from the city and go shop in peace :-)
Just outside the train station is the main bus stop from where bus number 460 takes you directly to Baarle-Nassau. The return journey is only 5 euros and tickets can be purchased from the shops directly in front of the bus stop.