Went earlier this month. Recommend Eurostar, station isn’t too far from centre, walking distance. The local trains are clean, fast and cheap also.
Weren’t there for long but if you’re into your beer you’ll be in your element. All budgets - paid between €1 and €9 a pint!
The main square (Grand Place) is picturesque and make sure you have a waffle or two. The street frites are pretty popular too (not exactly healthy but when in Rome…).
The history with Belgium Comics (asterix, tintin etc) is all around the city with wall murials which is quite cool to explore. I don’t know if it was because I went during the World Cup but the whole city seemed football mad and there were loads of sports bars.
Wanted to visit the atomium (the 50s weird structure) but it’s out of the city and we ran out of time. The European Parliament is also apparently worth a visit but again, no time.
It’s a city I’m glad I visited but if I had another free weekend I’ll choose somewhere else rather than returning.