With another great depression setting in and extra long work hours, we all still need a break from time to time but finding one we can afford nowadays is an extremely difficult task. But we have a location for you which is just sprouting to meet you… yes we are talking about Brussels, Belgium. So book cheap flights to Brussels now so we can explain how you can go to Brussels and back without burning a hole in your pocket!
For starters Brussels is the bedrock of art and architecture and now the NATO headquarters which will allow you easier access in terms of getting direct flights. Their cuisine is exquisite, but are most famously known for inventing the waffle, which you can buy at any bakery or street vendor (a snack for the locals but breakfast for you!). But being a penny-pincher doesn’t stop at food you have entertain yourself too here is our list of top things to do when in Brussels without spending a single penny!
Visit the grand palace: this architectural wonder is heart of Brussels, the magnificent gothic artwork and behind it; the maze of cobbled streets provides an easy escape out of present day and back to the 15th century. A market is held just outside the palace as has been for centuries selling everything from flowers to treats. This provides an amazing full day of entertainment and the best part that it will cost you nothing.
Stroll around the Le Botanique: this used to be the city’s grand botanical gardens but has now been transformed into their cultural center. The beautiful wrought-iron structure is still preserved in its greenhouse state with gigantic windows and surrounded by a wide array of wrought-iron statues of historical figures. The entire structure is surrounded by a vast expanse of traditional gardens that are just lovely to take a stroll down in spring or autumn.
Admire the beauty of St. Gudule and St. Michael’s Cathedral: this magnificent twin-towered structure took its origins in 1215 but construction did not finish until 300 years later. You can only see why, once you’ve seen it up-close. This beautiful white stone structure with its mix of different architectural styles and 16th century stained glass windows towers over all the other surrounding buildings and is a true monument of art.
Go window shopping at the galeries Royals St.hubert: this was the first covered shopping gallery in Europe and it opened in the year 1847. Here you get the chance to visit over 50 upscale stores containing everything from the finest jewelry to designer clothes and even traditional leather goods and furniture. The window displays are exquisitely unique and framed within large rust colored marble columns you get the feeling of being a rich nobleman.
Covered by vaulted glass the gallery has three sub sections called galerie du roi, galerie de la reine and galerie des princes. Other than amazing handbags and jewels you also get a chance to take an irresistibly mouthwatering tour around Belgium’s premier chocolatiers godiva and neuhaus. Plan your visit around national holidays and pray to receive free samples! As you can see now that Belgium is not only a heaven for the filthy rich but us poor penny pinchers can come and have an amazing time too! So plan ahead and book cheap flights to Brussels now.