Car free Sunday is not my favourite event in Brussels. Mainly because it always happens in the weekend around my birthday, which means it’s really difficult for my family from the Netherlands to visit.
This year our boys could really enjoy the car free aspect for the first time though. They were big enough to go out ‘cycling’. So far they were not that great at cycling, but now that they had some space they suddenly understood the balancing a bit better and managed to gain some speed.
That said, it was surprising and sad to see how many cars (mainly foreign licence plates) were still driving around the city center. We quickly gave up on the bigger streets and had them drive on the sidewalk again.
© Carien Touwen 2017