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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Hello I'm travelling to Belgium and Stuttgart on 4th March 2014 for business purpose. Please suggest what kind of clothes I should pack for these places. I might also go for sightseeing over the weekend that falls in the schedule during my stay there. Do I need to wear something warm even when I'm inside the office or the hotel? And what kind of shoes should I take ?
Thanks a lot in advance ! :-)
is there local transportation from the port (where cruise ships arrive) to brussles?
hi whi is better to visit bruges or antewerp in Belgium ,I am not interested in musemus,i like nature sightseeing for 7 hrs
Is couchsurfing available in Brussels? If you have any experience, pleade share. Thanks.
Which train to take from Brussels Airport to Rogier staion as my hotel is just near to it.?
Do you have any tour and travel office in city 2
Hi guys! Have a question, what are your plans for new year's eve? Any suggestions? I'm alone, so it kind of sucks :D
Waiting for your suggestions! Thanks
Hello, I'm going to be working in Mechelen for a few months and I decided to find a place in Brussels and take the train everyday to go to work. I have found this place, the European Trainees Residence which is located not too far from the Gare du Nord. I thought it was great, I've seen the pictures and it looks brand new and very comfortable/affordable.
However, I've been going through some reviews about the neighborhood and it doesn't look that great after all.. I have tried to find some reviews of this place but I don't seem to find any.
I've also read that Gare du Nord is an unsafe place to be at any time of the day and night.. This residence is located Rue Traversiere, not too far from Botanique metro station. I've read that the Botanique area is the Turkish ghetto area, to be avoided...
I'd like to know if I should avoid this area and not go to this place.. knowing that I'm a female student...
Thank you in advance!
I was wondering if you would happen to know of any nice clubs in Brussels (or near Brussels) where I can go with my significant other where they have good music and good drinks. We want something sophisticated but not too "stiff". We're in our twenties/thirties.
Many thanks in advance for your suggestions!
Next Saturday is our anniversary and we would like to go to a charming restaurant in Brussels (or near Brussels) that is fit for our 1-year anniversary :-)
All suggestions are welcome!
Thank you in advance for helping me make our first anniversary very memorable!
Are the names of the tramstops advised on the trams via electronic board or automated system or is the route displayed on the tram ?
Hi, Im spending New Year in Brussels this year and i have a couple of questions.
Will I require a ticket to attend the main firework display? And also will I require a ticket to get entrance to pubs/clubs that night too?