We arrived in Brussels this morning. The biggest difference we saw was the condition of the train (very unclean) and Don saw the toilet and said ‘don’t go there’. The station in Brussels is huge and not very clean. Not at all like Antwerp.
There are no elevators to go from one floor to the other, so lugging the suitcases was fun. Thank goodness Carole came with us as she carried them on and off the train, in and out of the station.
When you come to Brussels, be sure to insist on paying the meter fare NOT a flat rate. They wanted 15 Euros to go about 6 blocks. Actual cost was 6 euros. At the hotel they told us another woman paid 20 euros. So just be careful.
We are staying at the Marriott Hotel and this is a 4 star plus hotel.
We walked down to the Grande Place and had a wonderful lunch in the square. We walked into some shops, looked at others and then saw the Manneken Pis. He is cute and not as large as you would think.
Walked a bit more (can’t you tell that Carole was our leader still?) had a soda and then walked back to the hotel.
In about an hour we will go down and meet the tour group, have a light supper and drink and prepare for tomorrow to return to Amsterdam.