1. To many foreigners.
Brussels is very mixed city. There are people who speak French, Dutch and English, a lot of expats and locals. Riding the metro you can hear as many languages as in London or Paris. When I wanted to ask direction it was really not easy to find person who speaks English. I don’t like it, because sometimes you just don’t understand in which country you are.
2. Maneken pis.
Even if you prepared yourself really well for the meeting with him by reading a lot of articles about him, watching videos, pictures and you know that this statue is small, you won’t avoid this shocking and surprising moment “He is so small????”. This question will sound in your head a lot of times.
Nobody knows what is the legend and why he stands there, but somehow he is famous all over the world.
He is so small that even when I wanted to upload photo to this post I found it only after second try.
3. It’s dirty.
Brussels is definitely not the cleanest city in the Europe. I think as it’s the capital of Belgium and EU the municipality could take care of it better.