Brussels for 5 Euros – how to experience the Belgian capital for real

brussels comic book walls

or: Why I didn’t like Brussels but still had a great time

A few weeks have passed since I visited the Belgian capital. Finally I have found the time to deal with my trip and share my experiences in Brussels.

I spent the last days with friends in Flanders – the Northern (and not French) part of Belgium. We had a blast, laughed a lot and tasted quiet a few of the local beers. After that I took the train from Antwerp to Brussels, where I was to spend the last day of this trip. The last days were full with sightseeing and beer tastings. There was hardly any time to go and get lost on my own, but that was part of that trip anyway. But I had one more day to spend in Brussels and do exactly that: get lost!

Brussels itself is quite expensive, but hey you only live once, right?

So I had arrived in Brussels and I just didn’t feel it. Like not at all. My first impression was the dirty and scruffy metro. I thought to myself: ‘Puh, let’s see’. It didn’t click and I was about to become desperate how to spend my last day there.

BUT: a few people had told me about some comic book walls that are spread through the city. I decided to go and look for them.

A sketched scavenger hunt through Brussels

The comic book walls are found on many façades, some so well hidden that I’d advice you to walk the streets spinning around. This page will help you find all the comic book walls. The easiest would be to get a city map, mark them and then check every wall you found

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Brüssel Comicbuch

Amongst them you’ll spot Tintin, Asterix and Obelix, Lucky Luke, Bob the Builder, just to mention a few. (a few other street art pieces got mixed into this gallery as well.)

Brüssel Comicbuch

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Brüssel Comicbuchwände

Brüssel Comicbuchwände

Brüssel Comicbuchwände

Brüssel Comicbuchwände

Brüssel Comicbuchwände

Brüssel Comicbuchwände

Brüssel Comicbuchwände

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Brüssel Comicbuchwände

Brüssel Comicbuchwände

Brüssel Comicbuchwände

Brüssel Comicbuchwände

Brüssel Comicbuchwände

Brüssel Comicbuchwände

Brüssel Comicbuchwände

Brüssel Comicbuchwände

Brüssel Comicbuchwände

Brüssel Comicbuchwände

Brüssel Comicbuchwände

Brussels for 5€?!

Surely looking for and at the comic book walls is free, but you wouldn’t want to miss this: the Belgian Waffels!

Brüsse Waffel

How was your impression of Brussels? How did you like it? Did you find the comic book walls?

Keep on travelling,

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2 Comments

  • I haven’t been to Brussels for a while and I can see it has changed a lot, the street art scene there looks amazing! I definitely need to return soon!

    • I think it changes a lot during the year as well! Next time I want to be there will definitely be in warmer seasons! The street art is still impressive when raining!

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