Edited 1/1/19 to update new itinerary in comments below
On 17 June, my granddaughter and I will be arriving in Brussels from Amsterdam via a Thalys train and connecting to the Eurostar 16:56 train to London. We would like to book an early enough Thalys train to give us a several hour layover. I am thinking about arriving on the 10:08 Thalys train, spending 5 hours in Brussels and then an estimated generous 1.5 hours to get back to the station and checked in. Any suggestions for activities in the area that are walkable? Just some neat shopping areas and moderately priced casual cafes. Really don't want to take a tour or use public transportation.
Thanks for any advice!