Dear friends, students, and travellers,
Get ready for a new adventure, this time we are heading up to Belgium!
The sun will rise, and your journey will begin! First stop: the beautiful medieval city of
Bruges! The beauty of this place resided in its many secret places, bridges, castles but also its
food and beers!
Bruges is a small city, walking around the cobblestone streets is the best way to fully enjoy
your visit. During your stroll, you will have many things to see so here are our main
recommendation’s. Firstly, make a stop at the Belfry Tower, situated in the city centre, this
tower was built in the fifteenth century and it is a must see! If open, you can visit it and
enjoy a unique panoramic view of the city, be careful you will have to climb the 366 steps
before! (Entry fee of 12€ for adults, 10€ for people that are 25 years old or less).
Next to the Belfry is the Museum-Gallery Xpo Salvador Dali, a very nice museum where you
can enjoy the work of this well-known Spanish painter (that as inspired Casa Del Papel
costumes). Fun fact: this museum was also a filming location for the famous comedy crime
movie “In Bruges”. (Entry fee of 10€ for adult, 8€ for students with cards).
If you are into museum, we also recommend you a stop at the Groeninge Museum where
you can some wonderful painting from Belgium artists like the Madonna of Jan van Eyck or
the Moreel Triptych by Hans Memling. (Entry fee of 12€ for adult and 10€ for youth up to 25
Near the museum is located the church of our Lady Bruges. A nice place to stop to observe a
beautiful monument field with many arts and statues as for example the famous Madonna
with Child made by Michelangelo. (Entry into the Church is free, the museum next to it cost
6€ for adult and 5€ for Youth up to 25 years old)
Continuing your little stroll around the city by visiting traditional monuments like the
magnificent Basilica of the Holy Blood (entry free) or the Lovers’ Bridge surrounded by the
Lake of Love located in the Minnewaterpark! You might also want to go to Kruidvest Park
where you can admire and visit the oldest windmill in Bruges! Fun fact: this mill is still
grinding flour every day! (Entry fee 4€ for adult, 3€ for youth up to 25 years old).
As sightseeing is not the only thing fun about travelling let’s see some original things to see
or to taste during your time in Bruges…
Firstly, the Bruges Zot Beer, this beer is only available in Bruges so go and taste it! To go
along that beer, you might want to take some French fries as they were invented in Belgium
and are particularly good! Our favourite place to grab fries and Bruges Zot Beer is Frituur de
Gentpoorte, a nice place recommended by locals that offers some fries but also a lot of
snacks and homemade burgers at affordable prices!
Finally, before you leave Bruges and if the weather is nice, you can enjoy cruising along the
canal waterways with a boat. The 30min tours will only cost you 10€ and with it you will
enjoy the city from a new point of view. You might also want to taste some delicious Belgium
Waffle at Chez Albert or Fred’s takeaway booth to gain some energy before you leave for
your next adventure…in Brussels where you will arrive around 14 pm.
Brussels is the capital of Belgium, known for being the administerial centre of the EU this city
has also a lot to offer you. With its small-town charm, trendy bars and restaurants, fabulous
food, great nightlife, museums, and other attractions, Brussel is a must-see destination in
To start your trip well, go to the Grand Place, from there you will be able to travel easily
from one destination to another. Moreover, this place is wonderful with impressive
medieval buildings and a daily flowers market where you can see some beautiful plants! On
this place is also located the Gothic Town Hall with an impressive architecture to see! Take
some marvellous pictures before we start the rest of our Brussel adventure!
While there it would be a shame for you to not go and see the Manneken Pis, this unique
17 th century statue located near the Town Hall is a popular tourist attraction in Brussel. Some
funny picture and joke can be made there so go for it!
After seeing this iconic statue, you can continue to wander around the beautiful streets of
Brussels till you arrived at the Palais Royal. This huge and magnificent Palais is the home of
the Belgium royal family. Due to its residents the palais is not open every day but when it is
you can freely wander through the Palais its magnificence and luxurious gardens around it.
Before having some fun in the many bars and restaurants of Brussel you might want to stop
at the Parlamentarium museum next to the European Parliament. In this museum, you will
discover the history of the European Union, but it also explains the current decisions and
challenges that European Union encounters and faces. If you are interested by international
politics or the European Union, this place will feel like heaven! (Entry is free!)
Following a nice afternoon in diverse museums and monuments, go find a little Chocolatery
to taste one of Belgium culinary tradition: chocolates! Our recommendation, Laurent
Gerbaud Chocolatery where you will drink some delicious homemade hot chocolate and
have a taste at some of the best Belgium chocolates! (be careful prices are a bit high due to
the quality of products)
If you not the type for Museum here are some of the unusual and original places to see
during your time in Brussels:
– The Atomium Statue: Build for the World’s Faire of 1958, it is a unique statue
composed of 9 iron bowls that can be visited and often host expositions. Near to the
Ossehem Laeken Park and the Mini-Europe Park (a park that recreate all great monuments
of Europe), this monument allows you to have a breath-taking 360° of Brussels and its
surrounding, so why miss it? (Entry cost 16€ for Adults and 8,50€ for students with cards, if
you are also interested by visiting the Mini-Europe structure it will cost you 29€ for an adult
ticket and 22,50€ for a student ticket)
– The MIM Museum or more precisely the building hosting it! Built in the 19 th , the
facade will blow your mind! With its unusual style from Brussel streets you will not miss it! If
you are interested by music, take a stop at the musical instrument museum inside! (Entry fee
– The Comic Strip Route, as Brussel is known for its comic strip related history (thanks
to Belgians Comics: The Adventures of Tintin, the Smurfs, Lucky Luke, Gaston, …), and is host
to many street arts related to Comics. All around the city more than 50 mural paintings of
Comic Books can be seen!
Practical Info: a single metro/bus/tram ticket cost 2,50€ and it allows you to travel easily
Finally, as the evening stars choose one of the many bars in Brussels to have beers with your
friends and enjoy a nice meal! Brussel being known as the worldwide capital of Beer you will
have many places to choose from. Our advice? Stop at the Delirium Village with its 8 bars
and 2000 varieties of Beer you will be able to spend a Belgian night you will never forget!
The sun will go down on the wonderful day that you just had, and you will be ready to hit the
road again back to your hometown with a head full of memories that will last for a lifetime!
We hope you will enjoy this wonderful and existing adventure!
Your Uniflucht Team