Brussels Photo Diary

Last week my friends and I had a little weekend getaway in Brussels, now these photos may look like it was your average city trip but there’s more to the story. Keep an eye out for the Wednesday post to find out why exactly we went to Brussels two weekends ago… 

In all honesty we didn’t enjoy the city as much as we thought we would. Non of us had any expectations at all, however we ended up being really disappointed. We stayed in the Sheraton hotel, which was amazing really! The hotel is right at the edge of the city centre you literally only need to cross the street and you’re ready to shop/explore the heart of Brussels.

Nevertheless all the shops were closed, since we arrived quite late on Friday, didn’t have any time on Saturday and even on Sunday 90% of  the city was closed as well. Even when we wanted to go clubbing/have drinks on Saturday we couldn’t since all the clubs and bars were closing at 2 am and we didn’t have the opportunity to go earlier. 

On top of that, the men were so rude on the streets. Even when we were all covered up they would shout things at us in French and once we were followed for a little bit. It was definitely uncomfortable for a group of girls to walk around in the city, which is a shame. 

We were also quite surprised by the fact that although Brussels is a border city with regards to the language; despite all the signs being in French and Dutch hardly anyone was able to speak Dutch or English. 

All in all it is a beautiful city, it certainly has that European charm but I would think twice before paying this city another visit. Maybe we expected it to be similar to Amsterdam a lot more than it is in reality. Who knows next time we might like it a lot more. Thank goodness we had great company to make the trip one to remember, despite the mixed feelings this was definitely one of the best weekends of my life! 

Lots of Love,




  1. Lauren
    June 22, 2015 / 7:07 pm

    Ziet er heel gaaf uit! Moet ook nog echt eens naar Brussel hoor er zulke toffe dingen over :)XX

    • Savannah Giersthove
      June 28, 2015 / 1:56 pm

      Het is wel echt een plek om gezien te hebben! xx

  2. Dascha Boonstra
    June 22, 2015 / 9:11 pm

    Leuk! Ik ben zo benieuwd naar deze stad. Misschien ga ik er binnenkort heen :-D♥

    • Savannah Giersthove
      June 28, 2015 / 1:57 pm

      Leuk! Ben benieuwd wat jij ervan vindt xxx

  3. Ivana Rogac
    June 22, 2015 / 9:53 pm

    It sucks that you ended up disappointed! 🙁 I've been to Brussels last year and I loved it. But hey, at least you have a new experience! :)Ivana xBlock of Beauty

    • Savannah Giersthove
      June 28, 2015 / 1:57 pm

      Exactly, I don't regret going at all we had a great time anyways hahahah xoxo

  4. Maireem Maneje
    June 23, 2015 / 12:18 am

    You still got really great pictures even though the trip was not that impressive to you :)

    • Savannah Giersthove
      June 28, 2015 / 2:04 pm

      Thank you so much Maireem! xoxo

  5. Kelly Han
    June 23, 2015 / 6:35 pm

    Hey Savannah! That's a shame that is wasn't what it was cracked up to be but I'm glad you still had amazing company and it ended up being one of the best weekends of your life! 🙂 Sometimes just being in the company of lovely people can make any setting the most magical place ever! Plus, those waffles look amazing and so does that ice cream :PI hope your future weekend getaways or your next experience with Brussels will be insanely awesome! xo,Kelly♥ ♡ ♥ ♡ Creme de la Chic ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡Hope you're having a beautiful day! xx

    • Savannah Giersthove
      June 28, 2015 / 2:08 pm

      Hi Kelly lovely to hear from you again! I couldn't have said it better myself really. If it wasn't for the company I think this trip would've been much more disappointing! Oooh those waffles were a dream, only it was a shame we couldn't finish them since they were way too filling! Have a lovely Sunday xoxo

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    June 24, 2015 / 3:24 pm

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