I am visiting Brussel this December what clothes should I pack ?? I have kids too I need to know what to pack ?for them
I want a quick visit to belgium, probably in January. The flights goes to and from Charleroi airport. I don't want to spend a lot of money, but I want to see the main cities of belgium and nice views - Brussels, Bruges and Ghent.
Where should I stay for a home base? (from which city is the best to take trains?) how many hours will it take to go to each place, because it will be a single day trip... and how much is it supposed to cost? (I'm 30 so no discounts for me).
Do you think that 4 days (3 nights) for this trip will be ok?
Thanks for helping :)
We're staying on Rue du Midi 135, at the Bedford hotel in early January. Is this a nice area?
I have been in Brussels for a while and I would like to hear about some restaurant suggestions from you. Preferably reasonably priced restaurants which are value for money. You can share the links to your tips and I can check. Thank you.
Any hotel or hostel recommended near to city in Brussels and Brugge? Please give some shout out or advice please!
Folks, I've booked an hotel for myself, husband and two friends for a visit to Brussels at end of January. Its called the Marivaux Hotel on Boulevard Adolphe Max 98. Is it an ok area? The price was very good, and I'm hoping thats because I booked so far in advance and not because its a dodgy area. Whilst we will want to do some tourist things during the day, in the evening we like to just eat and have a few beers locally. Does anyone have any recommendations? We like to just sit and enjoy our beers, we're not night clubbers etc.
Kind regards, Mary
I will relocate to Wavre for 2 months starting from November. At the moment I am looking for a short term rent in Wavre and my other option is to find short term rent in Brussels. What is the best way to travel from Wavre to Brussels city center or vice versa? Which area do you suggest me to stay during these 2 months? I will work for GSK in Wavre.
Where is this location in Brussels ?
Can anybody help me?
during 13hr in brussel ,can I check nearby city also
if I have time by public transport
hi we r 3 adults going to Brussels ,arrive at 7:30am,
plz advise what to c,how to proceed for transportation
city tour bus is wothy
I am going to Brussels next week and would like to do day trips/ half days to Antwerp, Dinant and Luxembourg.
Does anyone have any recommendations for the cheapest ways to get to these places (especially Luxembourg)?
Even what train stations to go to/ do I need to book in advance etc
Any information on anything to do with this would be great :)
What is the best way to spend 4-5 days vacation in Brussels in October? Thanks.
where is a good place in Brussels to buy Finn sandals
Got this question from a friend an I'm not sure what to answer: " I am looking for a local rental car agency. All the big ones like Europcar and Avis ask for a big deposit.
When we were in Prague we found a local agency and got a great deal in the price.
Do you know of any agencies in Brussels?"
Can anyone help me with this one??
I am going to be in Brussels for 5 days with my husband. He is not disabled but he is 86 years old. He can get about OK but is quite slow and we don't want to be walking vast distances or negotiating lots of steps. We are well-travelled and like museums, art, history, music. Any tips about getting around in Brussels? Also any advice about what to avoid.
Does anyone know where to buy apple tea, like they have in Turkey, especially the granule type? All the 'epiciers' in the city seem to have now become Indian, who don't sell this. I have been looking for some months fruitlessly.
On a very brief visit to Brussels .Arriving at about 10 on a Monday morning. I know that many places such as museums and bars close on Mondays. Any advice on what is actually open and what we can do ? We are interested in most stuff. Also interested in Belgian beer!
Is there any chocolate tours in Brussels?
Hello, I'm going to travel by train from Rotterdam to Brussels, which station among the 3 in Brussels would be the best to travel to, so that I'm near Charleroi Airport?
Hi, I would like to ask if it is possible to have an hour layover in Rotterdam if I bought the Intercity (IC) ticket and whether it is worth checking out Rotterdam before resuming my journey to Brussels. And if so, where must I visit?
Arriving by eurostar to Midi station with my family of four.
Will be getting the metro to our hotel which is near de broukere.
What train ticket should i buy to travel around, travelling 2 adults and 2 children aged 10 and 9.
We are intending to walk to the main central sites from the hotel.
I am from Bangladesh, Presently serving under UN. I have Bangladeshi Official passport. I will travel from Monrovia,Liberia to Dhaka,Bangladesh. I have transit in Brussels for about six hours. Do I need to have any kind of visa for this transit period.
If I need Visa , Is it possible to make it online?
I've booked Aparthotel Brussel Midi located on Rue Bara near Brussel Midi station for a couple of nights.
Namely because of the location near the train station and it suited our budget. THEN i read that the location is notorious/seedy. Now...should i change my hotel? Stay? Is it safe to travel to and fro the hotel and station in daylight hours or not? Am I being paranoid and should stop reading on Brussel "safety"?
Pickpockets I am well aware is common anywhere but muggings, I have my concerns. We will be travelling with DSLRs (hobbyist) that will be in our carryon/handbags.
Arrving via Thalys arnd 1PM
Going to walk to hotel via Rue Bara.
Spend the rest of the day enjoying Brussel.
Day trip to Bruges. Another day at Midi.
Early Thalys train at 6AM.
So will be walking from hotel to Midi before sunrise?
What are your thoughts?
Should we pay extra for taxi instead of the 10-15 mins walk from/to hotel/station?
Should we pay extra $$$ for hotels even nearer to Midi?
Thanks in advance
Not usually this paranoid but I-dont-know, Brussels making me uneasy
Tomorrow is Easter Monday and I was wondering what to do in Brussels. Everything seems to be closed (museums, shops, etc.). Are there any nice events happening in the city? A friend is visiting from out of town and we want to find an activity to pass the day.
Thanks in advance!
Hi i was hoping you could help me??, im thinking of booking my parents to go to brussels between the 4th and 8th September for their wedding anniversary.. They would be flying into brussels airport and i was hoping my dad would be able to do some fishing here!!
I hear you have a beer festival on the first weekend of September also!! What date is the beer festival and where would be the best place to stay for scenic routes and also for fishing... My parents would like outdoorsy stuff..
Sorry so many questions but i dont know an awful lot about brussels and trying to look into it :)
Where would be the best accommodation for fishing?
How could they attend chocolate day?
What dates are the beer festivals on?
How would i go about booking them transfers from the airport??
My email addy is email@example.com thanks so much for your time.
Anyone knows one of those nice hotels just for couples to spend a night?
With romantic stuff and huge beds...
I dont know nothing in Brussels or near by..
Could you please advise?
Greeting From The USA,
We will in spending some time in Belgium, mainly Brussels ....
We have an unlocked Samsung GSM cell phone that we take just on our
How do the basic SIM's cards come, costs, and where to get them in Brussels ....
We use the phone basically for a some local calls, emergency and that is it.
Al and Mary / USA
I was wondering if someone with experience traveling from brussels could help us with planning the itinerary of our trip?
My husband and I are arriving in Brussels on April 11 and have a about a week in Europe (we fly out of brussels on April 20) This is the first time in many years that our work trips have left us with free time after so we really want to take advantage of our extra week :)
We would like to visit Bruges, Ghent, Paris and Amsterdam in a week. I'm trying to figure out which are the best ways/dates to route the Thalys train schedule so we can spend less time traveling but still trying to keep it as inexpensive as possible.
I was thinking of staying in brussels on 4/12 ( we have both been here a lot for work and don't want to tour the city again), do a day trip to Ghent and Bruges on 4/13 (anyone have good recommendations on whether to take train/bus/guided tour company?), leave brussels for Paris on 4/14, take train from Paris to Amsterdam on 4/16 and take train from Amsterdam back to brussels on 4/19.
The alternative would be doing brussels-Paris-Amsterdam-brussels-Bruges/Ghent-brussels. Or brussels-Amsterdam-Paris-brussels-Bruges/Ghent-brussels.
Any and all advice on which routes to take, which train/bus/your companies to use would be very much appreciated. Also, do we need to rent a car at any point, because we would really prefer not to.
Thank you all in advance!
I have lived in nine countries, so please, don't argue me this: don't you ever go to restaurants either in France or in Brussels unless you like to be laughed and stolen at. It is in their mentality to be dishonest and rip people blatantly off. They are malicious by nature, they represent the hardcore of the greedy dishonest money-grabber hand palms rubber coin-counter.
They dont serve or cook having in mind delivering a good service to let you satisfied, nothing of the sort. They calculate every bit on how to rip you off. They will write culinary rhetoric in their menus, but you will find yourself with 80% of your plate stuffed with raw dry lettuce and raw mushrooms, and then a slice of meat most of which is all bone, and they will call that roast beef texas style and size accompanied by rich garniture à la brusselesse etc etc,
Today I was in Brussels and I left 3 restaurants without eating after scanning the menus. I found the prices blatantly insulting and I let know the waiter on leaving. I had the money, but I refused to feed the pockets of a dishonest practice. Besides, they will only let you pay with cards if you spend more than 20 Euros, which is bastardly insulting again. Anything about 1 Euro is accepted everywhere.
While I am very much against fast food crap restaurants, if you are in France, you are better off in some filthy McDonalds than in any standard restaurant. Believe me, it is a matter of protecting your dignity from being insulted.
If you go to Spain, that is the place I can recommend you to stop by restaurants. They will serve 3 full plates, because that is the way it is eaten in Spain. A first large dish which can be anything from paella, to cooked beans with ham chorizo, or pasta dish, you name it, then second dish will be a filet of meat or fish so large that it will go out of your plate, the third will be any dessert you can think of plus you get for free all the bread you want, all the water you want and one pint of wine, all that will cost you around 10 Euros.
In Belgium or in France that would be about 60 euros.
If it is about restaurants (and mostly hotels too), avoid the French people and their cousins the Belgians. Other countries in Europe like England or Germany they are more decent, they have some values and they care about providing good service. It will not be as cheap as in Spain, but they will be as honest as possible.
I am a tourist guide by the way. I know what I am talking about. 20 years in the profession
But the best advice, eat at home, and invite your friends home, it is healthier, cheaper and you make better friends.
Hello, I will be visiting Brussels in the coming week, I am having training at Televic Head Office. I want to buy Toyota Hilux or Land Cruiser, can you help by locating the places I can get those. Thank you.