We arrived in Brussels on a Thalys Train from Paris Nord in under 2 hours. We took a short taxi ride to our hotel, the Radisson Blu Brussels, which was centrally located near Le Grand Place and in walking distance to all the major sights. The hotel was clean and a solid 4 star and very busy:
The buildings in Brussels were absolutely breathtaking – from the Royal Palace to Le Grand Place – it was amazing just walking around and taking in the sights. I have to say that some of the restaurants we tried around the touristy areas were not that great, and some of the restaurants we wanted to try were closed during the month of August, so it was a little disappointing, but I did get to load up (and by load up I mean throw out some of my clothes to make room in my carry on) for about 20 boxes of the best chocolates I have ever had – Leonidas…. so I left Brussels a happy girl!