Leuven Christmas Market, Brussels

In December 2014, my fiance and I made a trip to Brussels in Belgium to visit my cousin sister and her family, in the town Leuven.

Leuven Christmas Market
Leuven Christmas Market

December in Brussels wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Leuven Christmas Market, where we spent the whole  day. They were about 200 stands, all very festive with a range of different types of food and drink.

Leuven Christmas Stall
Leuven Christmas Stall

Best part of markets is the food stalls, from hot-dogs, to different cheeses and other culinary treats, were we sampled a few things. One of my favourites was “Trdelnk” a traditional Hungarian sweet pastry, where you could pick any topping for the coating, we decided on cinnamon.

Trdelnk stand
Trdelnk stand
Coating Trdelnk
Coating Trdelnk
Cinnamon Trdelnk
Cinnamon Trdelnk
Trdelnk Coating
Trdelnk Coating

Your market experience is not complete if you don’t sample any sort of cheese, so we opted for the “Raclette” which is a Swiss dish where the cheese is heated and the melted part is scraped off and placed on a topping of your chose, at this stall you could opt for mushrooms or bread.

Raclette Stall
Raclette Stall

We ended the market experience with traditional Belgium liquor called “Jenever” a shot of flavoured gin and my fiance finally got his Belgian hot dog;

Hot Dog
Hot Dog
Jenever Stall
Jenever Stall
Belgium liquor Jenever
Belgium liquor Jenever
Jenever Shot
Jenever Shot

Our short but sweet trip to Belgium was great, and the Christmas market made an excellent day out, experimenting with food and drink is always a pleasure.

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