Brussels (Bruxelles)

Brussels, the center of tapestry and lace-making in the Middle Ages, still has a charming old world feel, and a compact city center that's easy to explore with kids.

City Center
Bruparck & Atomium
Tip: Ride the metro (subway) and trams around Brussels - fun and convenient. Pick up a Metro-Tram-Bus map at the tourist information office at the Grand Place.
Fun food
Try gauffre, big thick waffles with chocolate, strawberry, or raspberry (framboise) sauce, whipped cream and powdered sugar. You can buy them from stalls on the street. And everyone in the family will enjoy tasting all the different chocolates from the sweet shops.

You'll want to bring back Tintin souvenirs, tapestry purses, old-fashioned dolls covered in lace, porcelain figurines, and miniature Manneken Pis statuettes.

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