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If you’re looking to see all that Brussels has to offer to in one day, Forbes Travel Guide editors suggest you put on some comfortable walking shoes and invest in a 10-jump (read: trip) Metro card. Many of the city’s finest sites are within walking distance of each other and parking is nearly impossible in downtown Brussels. If you prefer to be on two wheels, the city has a popular bike share program. You can pick up a bike at one of the many kiosks located around the city, just look for the rows of yellow bikes. Start any tour of Brussels at the Grand Place — the beauty of the 15th-century square offers a taste of Brussels in its heyday and will energize you for a day of sightseeing. From there, either head to the Sablon for a day of antique shopping or wind your way to bustling Place Sainte-Catherine via the Bourse, the city’s impressive stock exchange building, and the clothing shops on Dansaert Street. Either way, make sure to grab a cone of frites and a waffle from the many trucks and stands en route. Finish your day with a pot of steaming mussels and a local beer for the full Brussels experience.