Brussels update

Briefly... I've long been an advocate that Brussels is worth far more than a cursory glance at the Grand Place and Mannekin Pis, but even I had to admit that the city could be a little dirty. Well, I returned today for the first time in about 3 years, and to my surprise, the city is much cleaner than I remember. Yes, there's still too much graffiti in Brussel Centraal, and it still smells like old urine. But otherwise, they've really cleaned up many of the buildings and a lot of the seemingly endless construction projects have finally finished. You still won't mistake it for Paris, but now you won't mistake it for Liege or Charleroi either.

Posted by Alexander
Quad Cities, IL/IA
358 posts

I finally tried Brussels this summer. Was I impressed? Ehhhh. Not so much. It was nice for a weekend getaway.