Trainworld is a brand new museum in Schaarbeek, only a short train ride away from the center of Brussels. The museum is located in and right next to the old train station of Schaarbeek.
I have to say visiting this place was a true delight. Train lovers will have to visit more than once, because there is just so much to take in. But honestly, this museum is for everyone: children, adults, everyone will have a lovely time visiting this museum. Of course the beautiful trains are the master pieces of this museum, but much attention is paid to telling the story of how the railroads developed in Belgium. You’ll learn more about the train mechanisms, the tracks, the signaling and much more
Since the museum is new, it seems to me there can be made some small improvements. The tickets are just a white piece of paper. Why not print a photo of one of the gorgeous trains on it, so people can keep the ticket as a souvenir? The wait for the train simulator was also too long. Of course every kid would want to drive a train. Just invest in two more stimulators and the waiting lines will decrease. And lastly, it would be nice if more operating cabins of the locomotives would be open to visit. All those instruments are really impressive to look at.
But really, those are just suggestions. I really enjoyed my visit and will make sure to visit again in the future.
Train World, Place Princesse Elisabeth 5 1030 Schaarbeek, Schaerbeek, Brussels 1030, Belgium
+32 2 224 74 98
Visited April 2016. You can find my review about Train World also on TripAdvisor.
Nice Crêperie in the old city center of Lille. This Crêperie offers a lovely selection of sweet and savory pancakes. So many options to choose from! This restaurant has 3 floors in total, so although it doesn’t seem like it from the outside, it actually is quite a big place.
After ordering we got our pancakes very fast. Services was a bit nonchalant, but for the prices we paid, we can’t complain. My hot chocolate was also very nice.
Creperie Beaurepaire, 1 rue Saint Etienne, 59800, Lille, France
+33 3 20 54 60 54
Visited April 2016. You can find my review about Creperie Beaurepaire also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 5/5, service 3/5, food 4/5.
Wokup is a Asian fast food joint where you can eat different kinds of wok dishes and noodle soups at very low prices. Specialty of the house is the noodle bowl: with the fried noodles you can choose your sauce and the main ingredient (salmon, chicken of vegetables). The interior is like a typical fast food joint: hard light and not cosy at all. This place just screams: eat your lunch or dinner quickly.
I have to say though that I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of my noodle bowl. The piece of salmon was big and tasty and the sichuan sauce was really nice. Not bad at all for only 8,50 euro!
They do have to fix the ventilation system though, the place was full of smoke from the cooking process.
Wok Up, 64 petite Rue au Beurre 14 Rue Gretry, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 223 33 07
Visited March 2016. You can find my review about Wok Up also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 5/5, service 3/5, food 3/5.