We plan to be in Brussels this Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and head to Bruges on Friday. Am I correct that it might be slightly less crowded on a Friday then it would be on the weekend?
I have a couple of things set but everything else is up in the air.
On Thursday, at 2:00 PM, we will be meeting at Les Ateliers des Tanneurs – Rue des Tanneurs-Huidevettersstraat, 58-62 – Bruxelles 1000 Brussel - for a four-hour (electric) bicycle tour. I know it might rain but we will be dressed appropriately
On Saturday, we have two options for a hands-on chocolate class. One is offered at 2:00 PM at Zaabar at Chaussée de Charleroi 125 - 1060 Bruxelles. Alternatively, there is one at Lauren Gebaud's at 11:30 AM at Rue de l'Aqueduc 171 - Waterleidingstraat. Does anyone have an opinion based on quality of class or location as to which would be preferable?
Among the other things we intend to do are the following:
• Daily 10AM tour at the EC Parliament which we could do on any of the days we are in town. I am not sure this is true – I found it at one point but can’t find it now.
• Magritte Museum
• Horta Museum
• Musee des Instruments de Musique
• Grande Place
• Mannekken Pis
• Musee Royaux des Beaux Arts (to see the museum or perhaps for a Saturday evening or Sunday mid-morning musical performance)
Any recommendations you can provide on how to structure the places I want to visit around the stuff that is set (e.g., bike tour, chocolate workshop) would be greatly appreciated.
I am looking for a downloadable commentary walking tour on Art Nouveau in the Saint Gilles area. Does anyone know if this exists?
Finally, if you have any recommendations for restaurants that are not super-expensive but good, I would appreciate that information too.