1.) Grab a drink at Belga
With tables and chairs consuming the front of this popular spot, you can enjoy the company of friends while sipping on a cold brew and looking out on Flagey. What else do you need?
2.) Discover a new neighbourhood
Think you’ve seen and done it all in Brussels? Chances are, you haven’t. Why not get lost in your own city for a while? You may find your new favorite cafe or a shop that sells things you never even knew you were missing.
3.) Lounge around
Sometimes good weather means relaxation. A good way to explore that theory is to grab a picnic and find some green space. Try Cinquantenaire Park or Leopold Park.
4.) Get active
To take a different approach, dust off your bike or roller blades and hit the streets. You can check off your daily exercise and have fun doing it.
5.) Be a tourist
Just because you live here, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all the great things that make Brussels what it is. Purchase a waffle from a van, take a picture with the Mannequin Pis and stroll the streets around the Grand Place. You might end up falling back in love with your city all over again.
6.) Take a day trip to the Ardennes or the coast
Fresh air and unspoiled nature await you at the Ardennes. Springtime brings the option for many sports, including: cycling, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. If you want more relaxing options, the beautiful villages are nice for casual strolls and the ancient castles and forts are waiting to be explored.
Alternatively, head up to the coast and take in the embracing sea air of a resort like Knokke-Heist. Moules and frites on the seafront always tastes better than in the city.
7.) Have lunch on the MIM terrace
With one of the best views of the city, MIM delights with a beautiful terrace and a menu to match. Try the dish of the day or the Sunday brunch if the day is right.
8.) Shop the markets
Brussels has many options when it comes to outdoor discount shopping. And what better time to take advantage of the deals then when the weather is nice? Make stops at the popular Marolles and Sablon markets. But also mark your calendars for the less regular, like the vintage fashion market on the first Sunday of the month or the Saint-Gery comic book market.
9.) Participate in city events
The city of Brussels offers great events every month to residents. Keeping up-to-date on each month’s events allows you to have something fun and exciting to do. The Brussels Short Film Festival is on the agenda for this month and then comes KunstenFestivalDesArts. Many of the events take place outdoors.
10.) Go on a guided tour
With walks focused around Brussels’ comic book history, cemeteries, parks and more, you can learn something new about your city while enjoying the beautiful outdoors.