We arrived Brussels on a Saturday afternoon. We were staying at hotel "Midi-Zuid" which is a 10 mins walk from the train station and 20-25 mins walk from the Grand Place. The first day or rather evening, we decided to walk around in the streets near "Grand Place" and "Manneken Piss". The streets were packed with tourists as it was a Saturday evening and had lot to offer, mouth watering chocolates to french fries and of course Waffles! It's beautiful from every corner and shopping enthusiast's would find it equally delightful. Manneken Pis is a bit underwhelming , but just to tick it off the list, one can visit it as it doesn't take much effort to reach, being quite close to the Grand Place.
Watching Grand Place is truly a blessing, both by the day and night. I'd recommend to visit at twilight. There is a beer tasting place at Grand Place which you should try. By this time we were tired and decided to call it a day after a peaceful supper along with some great beer.