We'll be in Brussels for one day, and I'd LOVE to take my kids to one of the chocolate makers. Does anyone have a tour they really love?
There is a lackluster chocolate museum, but nobody I know who has visited recommends it. I don't know of any chocolatiers that offer "tours", because many are small family owned shops (or at least, they appear to be...). In a few, you can look through a window to see the kitchen where the chocolate is made. Perhaps if you asked politely, you could gain access.
Actually, I'd be happy with favorite FAMILY chocolate shops, too. I know a lot of people go nuts over Neuhaus, but they are SUCH a large operation, and I can purchase their chocolates here in Texas. I'd love to find something unique and special!
Throw a rock in Brussels (well, actually the area around the Grand Platz and Mannekin Pis) and you'll hit a small, unique chocolatier.
godiva is good, expensive, world famous hand made chocolate. leonidas is a 15 second walk from godiva. small, family run, not hand made. Locals shop here and save %20 over godiva