Hi, if there is anybody still there...
I am going to Brussels in May, just read today - it's exactly 180 years since he was killed by a fellow from these places - that there is a statue, a street and even a bus stop in Brussels named after our poet Alexander Pushkin (Pouchkine).
I have found the statue in Laeken (wonder where this is), between metro stations Belgica and Bockstael. No sign of any street.
Any idea how I get to this Laeken from Avenue des Merles, 9 à Woluwé Saint Pierre. The good old Google says it should take about an hour on two buses (or maybe they are metro lines). Does it look feasible?
I do not know much about Brussels, have got a Home Exchange arrangment there - helps to travel economically...
Is this a one day trip. I mean, can I take a round trip from Brussels or I have to book hotel in Brugge? how much a local train ticket cost and what's the travel time?
I am on a budget. thank you.
We will be visiting Amsterdam Nov 25 till Dec 3. That is 8 nights. I think 4 nights in Amsterdam will do and thinking of doing the other 4 in Belgium since it's easy to get to by train. Am interested in Brugge. But perhaps just 2 nights there? Any other place in Belgium? Ghent or Brussels?
Would they all be too similar (canals and more canals)? Really need your input..
Can anyone recommend any nice restaurants and/or bars for NYE? Doesn't have to be anything super fancy. We are in our early 30s.
We would like to travel with friends in Kiev. Who knows a good guide, please write in comments. Thank you!
Hello everyone! I'm planning to go to Belgium as a volunteer for six months with a long-stay visa. After finishing my job I would like to travel in Eastern Europe for two months. My question is whether I'm allowed to get a Schengen Travel Visa after my work visa expires, or if I have to leave the zone immediately? I've read on other sites that it can be possible to leave the area for a few days and then enter again, so it would be possible to travel for 90 days. What is the truth?
My other doubt is regarding my return flight. Since I'm planning to stay for eight months in Europe I think that a cheap return flight could be difficult to find such in advance. Is it possible to buy the ticket once I'm there or does people entering Belgium require to have a return flight?
Trying Home Exchange - anyone knows where Avenue des Merles at Woluwé Saint Pierre is?
I checked internet maps, it appears to be a 1 - 2 storey suburb about 30 - 40 minutes both from the airport and Brussels centre.
Thank God, there is metro, and it looks like a direct line to Grand Place etc.
I wonder if it's feasible to plan a day trip to Brugge?
I do not know much about Brussels, unfortunately, and will hardly be an expert before I get there. For this reason I expect three days will be enough for me to see the main attractions. But I have about 10 days in May, must figure out what to do.
By the way, do they have a May 1 day off? - In France I once saw that the transportation does not function as everyone holds a meeting! And then May 8 - fireworks or something?
I am planning a trip to Brussels. Having communicqated with the landlady by e-mail, I have now a problem with her phone number - I guess something is missing.
The number starts with +32 for Belgium, then it has 2 for Brussels, and then seven digitals. But it doesn't go!
I tried to put in '4' - as Wikipedia advises - no result
It's the first time I have such a problem, all other numbers I dial from another country - in France or Sweden, for example - function OK
are there any tours to ypres from zxeebruger
We will be staying at Crowne Plaza Brussels Le Palace. This is near Gare du Nord. We wish to travel by train to Namur. Will we be able to board train at Gare du Nord and travel to Namur without changing trains? If not, which train station should we depart from? Also, will we be able to buy tickets from a Machine? We are both over 65 and have never travelled by train in Belgium. Do we need to validate the ticket in a machine like France or write something on the back? I have spent much time looking at the NMBS/SNCB website and still confused. In other countries I have been assisted by helpful people at the station. I would like to be better prepared this time. Any tips or suggestions will be appreciated.
I have booked a train ticket online, from Gent-dampoort station to Brugge. The ticket reflects from: Gent-zone to: Brugge. Is it possible for me to use this ticket to board at Gent st pieters station instead of Gent-dampoort?
going next year to Brussels, what would you say is the best commute to my hotel from the airport and back, my hotel is near the Mannekin Pis and there are 3 of us, so considering we have 3 luggage's, thanks.
I will be in Belgium and the Netherlands for 2.5 weeks. All I'd like to be able to do is text travelling companions (also Canadians) in the event that we get separated. A travel pass for CAD 60 to my Bell Mobility plan would give unlimited calling and texting for a month. I found this: telestial.com/belgium-sim-ca... and am wondering if that would be the best option. I'm not sure if my Samsung Galaxy is "unlocked" ~ how can I tell?
where to go here to BORROW books? Dutch have a good system (bruno.be), but I dont know and am not interested in that language.
Where do French speakers go?
KBR (National Library) is only for consultation sur place! I want to read at home....
We arrive in Brussels from Australia (first time in Europe) on 30th Sept by air, planning to go to leper (Ypres) and have booked river cruise from Remich in Luxembourg on 6th Oct, any suggestions on good plan and train travel. IJ
Hello everyone here,
I got a problem here and i really need your help .
I will arrive in Brussels airport 23:00 after 1st of Sep, even though I read through Brussels metro, I still feel confused.
So, is it possible I can purchase a ticket valid for 72hours on line either can I buy in the auto machine on the airport or.. what else option I have?
The website really made it complicated with that two kinds of card, so should I get one or not????
Thanks for helping me and I do appreciate your words.
Need help on planning my itinerary :
Travelers : 2 - My wife and myself
Departing from Paris : 19th August ( Friday evening post 6 pm )
Arrival back to Paris : 22nd August ( Monday morning by 7 am )
Budget : 700 Euros for two.
Reason for traveling : Nearest destination to Paris. Wanted to visit Germany , but i felt i would lose out time on commuting between cities. Each country is different and famous for one or the other reason. Would definitely like to purchase chocolates from Belgium and have beer. I had an opportunity to visit Paris just for a month. Hence, covering Paris city on weekdays post work and planning to visit nearby countries over the weekend.
Other inputs : Haven't booked anything yet. Willing to travel by bus , train. Had visited Switzerland last weekend for 3 days. Looking for a similar weekend getaway.
- Is it feasible to cover Brussels-Ghent-Bruges-Antwerp in 2 days ? If so , how shall i plan my itinerary. How should i be booking my travel tickets ? Which places to visit ( considering time duration required to commute between these 4 cities ). Is it possible to cover all 4 ? Or should i choose 2 or 3 among these.
- Are there any Belgium passes ? Like the way it is present in Switzerland. I had purchased a TELL pass in Lucerne that got me covered for 3 days without having to pay for anything else.
- I have already made arrangements to visit Amsterdam on 27th August weekend. So that part is covered. If Brussels-Ghent-Bruges-Antwerp isn't feasible , please suggest any other better places to visit. How about Luxembourg? Or Rotterdam ? Or Cologne/ Bon ?
Where can we find garden statuaries of gnomes giving the finger? My husband saw them while we were on the City Tour bus, but failed to get the store name nor street name, nor get me aware so I may have paid attention.
We are going to Amsterdam from Antwerp via rail (and with backpacks...). Is there a place that would make for a good stopover day trip (with backpack storage and no overnight stay)?
Where are outlets that sell Vangeebergen ceramic house facades for wall decoration? They are very hard to find!
where can I find a state hospital around DE-Panne Belgium.
Any current issues when arriving by train to Brussels Airport that one needs to be aware of
I will be arriving at Brussels Chaleroi at 2300. Does the shuttle bus to Brussels Midi/Centrale operate after midnight? And other than cabs, what is the most convenient and affordable form of transport from Brussels Midi to nearby hotels?
So, we really enjoy tasting local food traditions when traveling, and I guess we cannot skip the Flemish Stew in Brugge!
Do you know of a place with a really nice stew and not that expensive?
Already seen some, like the Cambrinus, the Habit or the De Vlaamsche Pot, but they are a little to expensive for our pockets :)
Thanks for you help, there's nothing like knowing from who already tried it there!
I'll be flying from Brussels to Lisbon on the 16th of this Month. How are things at the airport at the moment? Big queues for dropping the baggage since I believe there are few open desks now?
The check-in is already done, only really need to drop the baggage.
On the 15th of May I'll be in Brugge and... It's the last game of my Portuguese team Benfica on the championship.
Do you know of any place where portuguese people gather so I can see the game with them?
I guess that in Brussels this would be much easier, but the 15th is already scheduled for visiting Brugge.
Thank you, happy travels!
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I have been to Brugge before and will be returning later this year. This time I would love to explore the coastal towns with the Kusttram. I cannot decide if it will be better to stay in Brugge again and go on daily outings to the different coastal towns, or rather travel and stay at different places as I explore the coastline. Accomodation in Zeebrugge looks more expensive than some of the other towns. Can anyone maybe recommend B & B's in this area?
We are taking a cruise that goes to Bruges Belgium and trying to decide if it is worth it to take a taxi into Brugge. The taxi wants 100 Euros for 6 passengers round trip. How far is it and is that a reasonable or fair price? Thanks for the info. Traveling Sue
Apparently both Qatar airways website and booking.com mention a wrong phonenumber for information regarding the Brussels attacks.
The correct number is +3278151771.
I have posted some travel alerts in the alert section here on VT.
I'll try to update them as good as possible.
One of the alerts mentions some links and phonenumbers which should always have the latest info.