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Sightseeing in Brussels

In between the popular destinations of Paris and Amsterdam lies an underrated city, Brussels. I bought a return ticket from Manchester to Brussels for only £18! Brussels is definitely a city worth visiting especially for those on a student budget. I  stayed in the city for four days, so I thought I’d share how I spent one of those days!

Parc Du Cinquantenaire 

We started the day with a 20-minute walk from Brussels City Centre to Parc Du Cinquantenaire which is translated to ‘English as Park of the Fiftieth’. It is surrounded by beautiful architecture and museums that you can also visit. We then took the train and headed towards Atomium and Mini-Europe.

The Triumphal Arch in Cinquantenaire Parc in Brussels, Belgium w

The Triumphal Arch in Cinquantenaire Parc in Brussels, Belgium with flowers in summer


A unique structure that looks exactly like an atom, hence its name. We paid the student price of €26 to get into both Atomium and Mini Europe, so make sure you bring your student ID to get the discount! At the top of the structure you get a top-down view of the city, and when heading to the lower levels, you get to view the museum that changes its theme from arts to science.

Mini Europe 

A great mini theme park to explore the whole of Europe in just a few hours! Family friendly and great for everyone. Make sure you double check the opening dates for Mini Europe especially if you want to travel between February and March, as they will be closed until 9th March 2018.


Brussels is a city beautiful for its history, culture and desserts. One day is definitely not enough to explore the entire city; even four days was not enough for my friends and I. If you have visited or would like to visit Brussels, why not comment down below. We would love to read your comments!

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