- By Kevin
- On Nov 20, 2017
- Travel Tips
Best family vacations in Brussels for first visitors come here.Brussels is a kid-friendly city that manages to be fun loving while maintaining an air of grace.It gets down to business yet is surprisingly hip.It is not as big or bustling as London or Paris,but that is part of its charm.
The following attractions are great family spots,but keep in mind that Brussels is high on ambience,so wandering the cobblestone streets and squares is the city’s best attraction.
The Grand Place
Noted as one of the most beautiful squares in Europe,this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the heart of the city.Perfectly preserved 17th century architecture blends effortlessly with an energized social scene.When it gets dark,the light show illuminates everything,bathing the buildings in a gorgeous hue.Have a drink at one of the cafes that offer a view of the action and watch the entertaining scene play out.Delectable chocolate shops line the square and feature inviting displays of temptations.
How many cities have enough tongue in cheek humor to claim a statue of a little boy peeing as the symbol of their city?In Brussels a 2-foot tall bronze statue of a little boy relieving himself has been revered for hundreds of years.Sometimes he is naked,but often he dons one of his nearly 1,000 costumes given to him by visiting dignitaries from around the world.Don’t be surprised to find Manneken-Pis dressed as a bullfighter,surfer or in a kilt.He is located about 3 blocks from the Grand Place.