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Location: Brussels

Day 1 - 18 Dec 2019

Brussels airport

Brussels , Brussels airport
Brussels , Brussels airport
Brussels , Brussels airport

Content: It is a huge Airport with all amenities. We reached Brussels Airlines Lounge via escalator. The lounge has several seating area to relax, bunch of dining tables with two seat each, as well as some benches along the wall.

Zoom Hotel

Brussels , Zoom Hotel
Brussels , Zoom Hotel
Brussels , Zoom Hotel

Content: The location of the hotel is in the middle of the shopping areas. Breakfast was good with lot of options. Each rooms has features with its own image of Brussels. The rooms have tea and coffee-making facilities.

Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula

Brussels , Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula
Brussels , Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula
Brussels , Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula

Content: We took tram to Parc to look up The Brussels Cathedral. It is a catholic church 2 km away from hotel. The architecture of the building was stunning especially the stained-glass windows.

A la Mort Subite

Brussels , A la Mort Subite

Content: We reached A la Mort Subite to grab lunch. It was most well-known brasserie in Brussels. They serve croque monsieur and madame with different style. On the way we can see the statue of a little girl peeing, “Jannekin Pis".

Train World

Brussels , Train World
Brussels , Train World
Brussels , Train World

Content: The Train World Museum was about 20 minutes out on the tram. It was close to the grand old station at Schaarbeek in Brussels. The museum was encompassing with lots of new facts and information.

Au Bon Vieux Temps

Brussels , Au Bon Vieux Temps

Content: Then we stopped at Au Bon Vieux Temps, to taste the rarest beer in the world. The interesting fact is that they hand you the cap of what you're drinking as a proof.

L’Amere a Boire

Brussels , L’Amere a Boire

Content: After dinner we pay a visit to L’Amere a Boire. It was very nice place to stop for a cold beer with stylish interior.

Location: Brussels

Day 2 - 19 Dec 2019

Place Royale

Brussels , Place Royale
Brussels , Place Royale
Brussels , Place Royale

Content: We start our day with ultimate attractions of Brussels. We buy waffle from a truck parked on the Place Royale. It was amazing in taste and lot of varieties available.

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts

Brussels , The Royal Museum of Fine Arts
Brussels , The Royal Museum of Fine Arts
Brussels , The Royal Museum of Fine Arts

Content: It was an excellent museum for art lovers. It was an association of 6-art centres. Make sure to use walking shoes as it should take at least 3 hours to cover three different parts of the museum. The cost of the ticket depends on the number of museums you plan to visit. It was totally worth to walk through the museum's vast collection of art.

Cafe Novo

Brussels ,  Cafe Novo

Content: Great restaurant to try traditional Belgian dishes so we gave it a try. We ate Boulettes, and Steak Tartare. Everything was good, friendly service.

La Fleur en Papier Dore

Brussels ,  La Fleur en Papier Dore
Brussels ,  La Fleur en Papier Dore
Brussels ,  La Fleur en Papier Dore

Content: We took few min walk from Cafe Novo to La Fleur en Papier Dore, the oldest bar in Brussels. It was very authentic and best place to chat with local people. Troubadour Magma and Bon Secours Myrtille are the best beer in Belgium.

Mannekin Pis

Brussels , Mannekin Pis
Brussels , Mannekin Pis
Brussels , Mannekin Pis

Content: Mannekin Pis most famous landmark in Brussels. It was a small bronze statue but it has some interesting stories behind the statue. We took 2 min from La Porte Noire, is an underground pub. It doesn’t open until 5 pm, we read the famous Belgian surrealist Magritte hook up.

Grand Place

Brussels , Grand Place
Brussels , Grand Place
Brussels , Grand Place

Content: It is one of the most memorable squares in Europe, listed as one of the Sites of World Heritage by UNESCO. The interesting thing is that the streets surrounding the square are named after foods. The spot is always packed with people, as a part of Christmas dusk there were entertaining light show every hour after sunset.

Le Marmiton

Brussels ,  Le Marmiton

Content: Le Marmiton is best place for more Belgian foodstuffs. They set menu with lots of Belgian classic with reasonable price. We had Beef Carbonnade stew and grey shrimp. Dinner is better when we eat delicious food in good ambience.

Goupil le Fo

Brussels ,  Goupil le Fo

Content: Goupil le Fol is a unique underground bar, with hidden rooms. The juke box plays old French music. It open everyday from 8 pm till very late. We can try their special fruit wine.

Location: Brussels

Day 3 - 20 Dec 2019

Le Balmoral

Brussels , Le Balmoral
Brussels , Le Balmoral
Brussels , Le Balmoral

Content: We went to Le Balmoral for breakfast. It was accessorise everything in Barbie pink. Kids really love the ambience. It is all about atmosphere, don't except much about food.

Porte de Hal

Brussels , Porte de Hal
Brussels , Porte de Hal
Brussels , Porte de Hal

Content: Porte de Hal also known as Hallepoort or Halle Gate, old fairy tale monument. It stands in a cylindrical shape with a black-cone shaped roof and parapet at the top. The entire interior of the castle devoted to telling the story of second wall of Brussels. It is free to visit with the Brussels card.

Jeu de Balle Flea Market

Brussels , Jeu de Balle Flea Market
Brussels , Jeu de Balle Flea Market
Brussels , Jeu de Balle Flea Market

Content: Jeu de Balle Flea Market known as Old Market, is an only antique and flea market that is open through out year. The market is full of second hand items, we need to bargain for best price. Many variety of products available, especially antique products.

La Porteause d’Eau

Brussels , La Porteause d’Eau

Content: We can find a simple and traditional brasserie, La Porteause d’Eau. They offer friendly service, but food was little disappointed.

Comic Strip Walk

Brussels , Comic Strip Walk
Brussels , Comic Strip Walk
Brussels , Comic Strip Walk

Content: You can wander on your own, take a pocket map of Brussels Comic Strip Walk from tourist information center for few dollars and follow the route. Some interesting walls are: Lincoln, Odilon Verjus etc. Kids definitely love this place.

Moeder Lambic

Brussels , Moeder Lambic
Brussels , Moeder Lambic
Brussels , Moeder Lambic

Content: We took drive from last destination to Moeder Lambic. Not that much attractive, but good place for Lambic lovers. Lambics is a type of beer brewed, with low in alcohol and high in bubbles.

Place Sainte Catherine

Brussels , Place Sainte Catherine
Brussels , Place Sainte Catherine
Brussels , Place Sainte Catherine

Content: It is always crowed and load with vibrant energy. During Christmas, there are not only food and drinks stall but also many gift shops are available. We get chance to ride a big Ferris wheel.

L’Archiduc

Brussels , L’Archiduc

Content: We took short walk to L’Archiduc, very cool bar with attractive entrance. Ring a bell on the street and you enter a steel bubble swing door. We can enjoy drinks and food at reasonable price.

Location: Ghent

Day 4 - 21 Dec 2019

Gent-Sint-Pieters train station

Ghent, Gent-Sint-Pieters train station
Ghent, Gent-Sint-Pieters train station
Ghent, Gent-Sint-Pieters train station

Content: After breakfast we started our journey to next destination, Ghent. The train makes it very easy to get from Brussels to Ghent and Bruges. We can buy tickets in online too.

St. Michaels’ Bridge

Ghent, St. Michaels’ Bridge
Ghent, St. Michaels’ Bridge
Ghent, St. Michaels’ Bridge

Content: St. Michaels’ Bridge, one of the most interesting spot in Ghent. There is a central lantern with a bronze statue of St Michael at the middle of the bridge. Best sport for charming clicks.

Gravensteen castle

Ghent, Gravensteen castle
Ghent, Gravensteen castle
Ghent, Gravensteen castle

Content: Gravensteen castle is an important sight in Ghent, which possesses a unique collection of torture equipment. The best part of visit is the view from the top of the castle.

Christmas Market

Ghent, Christmas Market
Ghent, Christmas Market
Ghent, Christmas Market

Content: We crossed St. Michael’s bridge, walked through the Christmas Market. We can explore Ghent's snacks and drinks, fancy trinkets and authentic crafts.

Trerenteyn-Verlent

Ghent, Trerenteyn-Verlent

Content: Trerenteyn-Verlent is a wounderful shop that sells its own freshly made mustard. You can buy various varieties of mustard in containers.

Location: Bruges

Day 4 - 21 Dec 2019

Bruges Railway Station

Bruges, Bruges Railway Station
Bruges, Bruges Railway Station
Bruges, Bruges Railway Station

Content: We had short distance to cover from Bruges Railway Station to town. It was an magical city with lot of historical buildings, canals, cobblestone streets. Great places to take photos.

Hotel t’Putje

Bruges, Hotel t’Putje
Bruges, Hotel t’Putje
Bruges, Hotel t’Putje

Content: Hotel t’Putje, hotel with modern amenities and furnished rooms. Restaurant was attached to hotel, with wide menu. The location of the hotel is easy to stroll to the main square in Bruges.

Location: Bruges

Day 5 - 22 Dec 2019

Grote Markt

Bruges, Grote Markt
Bruges, Grote Markt
Bruges, Grote Markt

Content: During Christmas, the area is transformed into Christmas market with its very own ice-skating rink. We can grab breakfast from here. You can see a ring of gorgeous building by standing at the middle of market by the large statue.

Belfort van Brugge

Bruges, Belfort van Brugge
Bruges, Belfort van Brugge
Bruges, Belfort van Brugge

Content: From Grote Markt we took 1 hour to reach Belfort van Brugge. The Belfry of Bruges is the tallest tower that dominates the center of town. From the top of the Belfort, we get nice view of the city. They allow only limited number of people to climb the tower at a time. At the top we can see the massive bell structure, really stunning!

Cambrinus Cafe

Bruges, Cambrinus Cafe

Content: We grab lunch at Cambrinus Cafe. Food is very good, beer is lovely and reasonable price. They offer various platters with meat, fruits and cheese. Highly recommended.

Basilica of the Holy Blood

Bruges, Basilica of the Holy Blood
Bruges, Basilica of the Holy Blood
Bruges, Basilica of the Holy Blood

Content: It is located at the corner of Burg square, double structure chapel. The two level are: Romanesque lower chapel and a Gothic upper chapel.These two levels are connected by staircase.

Bruge's City Hall

Bruges, Bruge's City Hall
Bruges, Bruge's City Hall
Bruges, Bruge's City Hall

Content: The masterpiece is the Gothic Hall, with its impressive murals depicting the history of Bruges. On the ground floor, we can see life-size portraits of the city’s rulers and can also learn more about the evolution of the Burg.

Bistro De Pompe

Bruges, Bistro De Pompe
Bruges, Bistro De Pompe
Bruges, Bistro De Pompe

Content: It is located right outside the main square. The food was well presented and tasty. They serve foods with a dressed salads.

Christmas Market

Bruges, Christmas Market
Bruges, Christmas Market
Bruges, Christmas Market

Content: From the end of November the historic city center transformed into giant Christmas market. It was great place to shop original Christmas gifts. The market stays open late night and was stunning with party lights. Don't miss the spot!

Location: Bruges

Day 6 - 23 Dec 2019

Sint-Janshospitaal

Bruges, Sint-Janshospitaal
Bruges, Sint-Janshospitaal
Bruges, Sint-Janshospitaal

Content: After having breakfast from hotel, we reached Saint Jans Hospital. It was an oldest hospital in Europe but later it was converted into museum. Hans Memling's works are notable, the museum exhibits six top class works from his hand.

Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk

Bruges, Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk
Bruges, Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk
Bruges, Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk

Content: The important feature of the church is the sculpture of Michaelangelo’s Madonna and Child, carved from white marble. The church features many works of religious arts, as well the tombs of prominent figures in the city. A carved wooden gallery links the church to the Gruuthuse Museum.

Groeninge Museum

Bruges, Groeninge Museum
Bruges, Groeninge Museum
Bruges, Groeninge Museum

Content: We took few minutes walk from Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk to Groeninge Museum. The museum is alive with Belgian master's paintings. The museum contains most beautiful collections in the world and many significant works from the history of European art.

Frites Museum

Bruges, Frites Museum
Bruges, Frites Museum
Bruges, Frites Museum

Content: Frietmuseum is few minutes far from Groeninge Museum, which sketches the history of the potato. We can spend sometime reading about potatoes and fries. There was a cafe downstairs, is nice and costly.

Hotel t’Putje

Bruges, Hotel t’Putje
Bruges, Hotel t’Putje
Bruges, Hotel t’Putje

Content: We came back to hotel, where took our dinner. The price was reasonable but quantity less.

Location: Bruges

Day 7 - 24 Dec 2019

Choco-Story

Bruges, Choco-Story
Bruges, Choco-Story
Bruges, Choco-Story
Bruges, Choco-Story

Content: After breakfast we start our day for the haunt for chocolates. From the museum we can learn how chocolates are made from cocos. It was packed with information about the origin and history of chocolates. They offer samples to taste and even you can purchase of your choice.

Historium

Bruges, Historium
Bruges, Historium
Bruges, Historium

Content: We had awesome experience, if you’re visiting Bruges with kids, then the Historium is most definitely worth a visit. The Historium Story, is an interactive tour experience which took visitors on a journey through the story of Jacob. One of the greatest assets is its panoramic terrace, which offers a magnificent view of the Market Place.

Beer Museum Bruges

Bruges, Beer Museum Bruges
Bruges, Beer Museum Bruges
Bruges, Beer Museum Bruges
Bruges, Beer Museum Bruges

Content: We felt chilled when entered into the place. Beautiful place for beer lovers, variety of options available. It was designed in modern way, visitors can explore in an interactive way. The museum took us to the history of beer in the world and in Belgium.

‘t Zwart Huis

Bruges,  ‘t Zwart Huis
Bruges,  ‘t Zwart Huis
Bruges,  ‘t Zwart Huis

Content: We were so happy, nice service and they offer delicious foods. The ambience of the restaurant was great with live music. We return back to hotel. This is our last day at Bruges.

Brussels airport

Bruges, Brussels airport
Bruges, Brussels airport
Bruges, Brussels airport

Content: Packed everything and catch train to Brussels airport. It was huge airport with lot of seating arrangements. We felt comfortable to wait at airport for our early morning fight.