Brussels the heart of Europe as they call it is a classic European cosmopolitan city. It is not as shiny and neat as london nor magical as paris but you can sense the culture once you walk in its cobbled streets. Obviously if you don't speak french or dutch you'll feel alittle bit awkward but not to worry as most people will be able to speak English. Most of the shops close by 6pm and closed on Sunday. Obviously you will find some restaurants open till late specially around the city centre. You can sense the culture all around; alot of museums,art galleries and cathedrals . The square on another hand is very beautiful specially at night time. You'll be tempted to try the famous Belgium waffles and chocolates which I think are nice but over rated, on the other and Sea food is also quite spectacular.