Brussels is close to both Paris and Amsterdam but without the big crowds. The Eurostar train makes it easy to access all three locations. Brussels hotels are more affordable, have beautiful old architecture and great food. Listed below are the top things to consider when you are a woman visiting Brussels.

  • The city is very walkable.
  • The city has an excellent bus and train system that you can access from the airport.
  • You can drink the tap water.
  • Cash is king and is needed to access public washrooms. 
  • There’s no need to tip in Belgium.
  • Ride during the night or day; easy access to Eurostar takes you to other countries inexpensively.
  • Known as a winter wonderland that pulls all the stops at Christmas. 
  • Bring a raincoat; it rains often and never gets warmer than 22°C (72°F) in the summer.
  • There are three official languages, but lots of people speak English.
  • Most things are closed on Sunday, including restaurants and shopping centers.
  • There is low-cost travel between cities by bus using the Fixbus, fibro, and blablacar.
  • The city is well-lit and is not one of the top European countries for petty crimes; therefore, it is safe for solo female travellers.

What Places in Belgium Should I Visit?

1. Grand Place the main square in Brussels 

The central square in Brussels is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Surrounded by the guild houses, the City Hall and the Maison du Roi.
Grand Place, Brussels
Image by Dimitris Vetsikas from Pixabay
Brussels Mini Europe
Image by Norbert Oriskó from Pixabay

2. Mini Europe

It is a great place to take your kids and explore all of Europe’s finest monuments and buildings.

3. The Food and Drink  

Brussels is known for its Beer, Chocolate and Waffles. I love that The Sister has more than 70 organic Belgian brews. Plus, they have an open breakfast and a venue for art exhibitions, salsa and yoga classes.

4. The Belgian Comic Strip Cente

Comic art from all over the world is great for kids and art lovers alike.

5. Palais Royal brussels

The Royal Palace in Brussels is the official residence of Belgium’s royal family. It was built in 1820 under King William. Tourists can visit for free in the summer months.  

Royal Palace Brussels
Image by Alex from Pixabay

Belgium has some beautiful cities whether you visit Brussels, Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp or WaterlooHave you been to Brussels? What do you like most about the city?