And finally to Brussels we go…
The last stop on our InterRail journey is finally here – the capital of Belgium, Brussels!
The regional train from Amsterdam to Brussels requires a couple of changes on the way, if you don’t want to pay reservation fees but it still only takes about three hours.
As a city, Brussels is fantastic. Neither Chris nor I had ever considered Brussels as a ‘holiday destination’ before but it really is – from eating at the Fin de Siecle (a quaint restaurant serving traditional Belgian ‘pub grub’), exploring the incredible Grand Place to drinking at Delirium Café. Our time in Brussels was amazing.
Brussels is not a large city, so you can easily walk around and get a good feel for the place. There are loads of side streets so make sure you take a map or you’re likely to get a little lost! However, most side streets end up in the Grand Place (city square) so you’re never too far from where you want to be.
I would recommend anybody visiting Brussels to check out Delirium Café. It’s a collection of bars in the city centre which collectively hold and serve thousands of beers! And of course no visit to Belgium is complete without mentioning Belgian waffles – Belgian waffles with real Belgian chocolate! As long as you avoid the obviously touristy cafes and bars, it’s reasonably priced as well.
Unfortunately, our time in Belgium was limited and the time we did spend there the weather was appalling so we were unable to really explore the city as much as we wanted. However, with Brussels being little over two hours by Eurostar from London there really is no excuse at all not to visit this fine city – we’re already planning New Year in Brussels!
Unfortunately, our InterRail trip has had to come to an end. The month long pass has most certainly been well used and we both return to the UK by Eurostar with incredible memories from the trip of a lifetime. Huge thanks must go to redspottedhanky.com, who provided us with the tickets and without whom this journey would have been but a dream! My personal highlight has been Sziget Festival and generally Budapest – what a city!
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading the blog posts of Team Giggity from our trip around Europe this summer!
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