Belgium is a small country in western Europe.

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Identify a WWII-time building in Belgium

Can someone help me identify a building in the background of this old photo (or at least a geographic location of this place, if this building does not exist anymore): All I know, is that this ...
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Getting back to Brussels from Sint-Truiden with public transportation on a friday night

Too bad that Anderlecht is playing away the weekend when I visit Brussels (for the open source conference fosdem). They play at Sint-Truiden on Friday night which isn't that far away from Brussels. ...
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Can I return to the Netherlands without passport (but with Dutch residence permit)?

I am non-EU citizen and I have a Dutch residence permit. I am planning on flying to the Barbados. I have to go to the Barbados Embassy at Brussels, Belgium, for visa application and I have to submit ...
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can i use belgium schengen multiple visa to finland direct without visiting belgium? [duplicate]

Please can I travel from Ghana with belgium multiple schengen visa to finland to meet my husband? This is my first visit to Europe and my husband want me to visit him without visiting my uncle in ...
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Belgian travel document transit through Canada [duplicate]

I have a Belgian refugee travel document and my flights from Brussels to Barbados connect in Pearson airport in Canada. Do I need a transit visa and/or am I eligible to it?
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Monthly pass for traveling between Leuven and Brussels

I am going to start work in Brussels but my place of residence is in Leuven. Is there a monthly ticket that allows me to commute daily between these two cities? And how much does it cost?
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Entering Belgium with a visa for Germany

I am going to apply for visa to go Germany, but I have an idea to go Belgium too. Is it possible to enter Belgium if I have visa for Germany.
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Belgium Additional Contribution long stay (D) visa [closed]

I am attempting to apply for a Belgium long stay (D) visa for a study abroad program. Since March 2, 2015 an additional contribution of 215 Euro is required to be paid to the Immigration Office bank ...
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Belgium tourist visa refusal, is appealing worth it or not? [duplicate]

My husband and I have applied for Belgium tourist visa on September 17th and we were highly confident that we provided all the necessary documents, especially proving the fact that we will leave the ...
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Is there a direct train from Brussels Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal?

I need to get from Brussels Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal. I used http://www.thetrainline-europe.com/ which found me some direct trains, but when I click through to book with ...
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How can I cheaply travel from Brussels South Charleroi Airport to Bruges?

How can I cheaply travel from "Brussels South Charleroi Airport" to Bruges? I think the cheapest method would be to take a train. I just don't know where the nearest train station is and how I can get ...
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Using a Schengen type D visa for a short internship in a different country

I have a “France sauf CTOM” Trainee visa type D, validated with OFII Permit. It is valid from 01/Nov/14 to 01/Nov/15. I did an internship in France for 6 months from Nov 14 to May 15. Now currently I ...
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Weather in Belgium at the end of October

My husband and I have decided to visit Belgium (mainly Bruges) at the end of October. But we are doubtful as to how cold (chilly and unsettled) the weather might be. In my country (middle East), it is ...
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How do I charge my MOBIB card to take a TEC bus?

So I obtained a MOBIB card from the train station and I heard you could also use this card on TEC buses. I'm planning on taking TEC bus A from Charleroi Sud trainstation towards Charleroi Airport. Now ...
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Long term luggage storage [duplicate]

I'm looking for a place in Brussels where I can leave my luggage (It's 28 inch suit case) for about 10 days. I found Brussels Midi train station offers storage but not sure if it offers it for such a ...
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Activities in Ardennes, is there a resource or website?

I heard about the Belgium Ardennes. It seems a natural area with very nice villages and numerous outdoor activities. Is there a website or resource that lists them? I am particulary interested in ...
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How to get from Antwerp to Breskens by bus (or other transport) but not train?

I would like to get from Antwerp to Breskens to get the Ferry there. Apparently its not far, but using google I have to either get 1 tram and 3 buses or go via middelburg - which I want to avoid. ...
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Can you transport foldable bikes in the train and bus in Belgium?

Can you transport foldable bikes in the train and bus in Belgium? If yes, does that have a cost or is it considered luggage?
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Antwerp area, Amsterdam, and Paris [closed]

I would like some advice on things to do on my first European trip. I'm starting in Antwerp, where I'll have a week to go see Brudges, Lier, and Brussels. I'm then going for a few days to Amsterdam, ...
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When do school holidays in Belgium not overlap with those in France so I can have a calmer visit to Disneyland Paris?

I'm hoping to one day take my godchild, along with his parents and my own parents, to Disneyland in Paris for a few days. However, I personally can't cope that well with busy places, and I'm hoping to ...
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Obtaining a UK and Schengen Visa in a Single Application or Single Step in China

Normally, the UK does not participate in Schengen and does not honour Schengen visas; and there is no reciprocity between Belgium and the UK where tourist visas are concerned. As a probable result, ...
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What is one illegal thing in the Netherlands that is legal in Belgium? [closed]

I want to visit Baarle and do an illegal thing in Baarle-Nassau while standing in Baarle-Hertog. I don't want to commit a major crime like murder but something minor like smoking in public
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How significant are advance purchase discounts on Dutch and Belgian railways?

I am deciding between Benelux railpass Purchasing point-to-point tickets in advance, which I assume commits us to a specific dates and times Buying shortly before use, which is mid-August The ...
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Visa Schengen through Belgium, itinerary and processing application questions

Please read carefully in order to understand my questions and sorry if I typed too much. I applied for a Schengen visa (short stay) through Belgium embassy in Lima, Peru (my home country) on May ...
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Recommendations for exploring Brussels and nearby cities [closed]

What points of interest in Brussels and what nearby cities would be recommended when the intend is to solely rely on bus and public transportation rather than rental car. Baggage is not an issue. ...
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Flying into and out of Germany on a Belgium Schengen VISA [closed]

I have booked flights to and from Frankfurt already. I had originally planned on exploring Germany, but honestly, it's my first time in Europe, so I don't care where I go, all the countries there ...
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Canadian citizen (but not resident), do I need an ESTA to travel to the USA from Belgium?

I am a Canadian citizen who lives in Belgium. I want to visit NY this summer. Do I need a ESTA waiver for that?
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do i need esta if i fly in from belgium to the Us? I have an canadian passport [duplicate]

I'm a canadian citizen who lives in Belgium. I would like to visit NY this summer. Do I need to apply for a esta waiver?
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Cost for senders when receiving texts in Belgium on a US or Belgian SIM card

First, my specific question is : How could I receive texts from both US and Belgian phone numbers without the senders paying additional fees? (i.e. on top of their national text plan) I used to live ...
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Around the world trip, is there a way to simplify the visa gathering?

I have this idea (well, it's more like a bucket list) of visiting the capital of every country except Subsaharan Africa and the Middle East in the world, spending a few days for sightseeing and eating ...
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Do I need to reserve ICE train from Germany to Belgium with first-class rail pass?

I'll be travelling with a first-class Germany-Benelux rail pass, and I'm planning to take an ICE train from Cologne (Germany) to Brussels (Belgium). Will I need to reserve a seat for this train? I ...
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Thalys surcharge with “Any Dutch Station” ticket

I bought a train ticket from London to "Any Dutch Station". The ticket indicates that I cannot make use of Thalys services. Is it possible to purchase a surcharge so that I can use Thalys (from ...
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Train interruption - Belgium Intercity

While I was buying a train ticket in the Netherlands train site (https://www.nsinternational.nl/en) from Den Haag to Brussels, I found a warning stating: (Screenshot below) Due to engineering ...
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What is good accommodation for festival (camp or hostel)?

I'm planning to go another country for 4-days festival RockWerchter in Belgium. I'm thinking what is better camp or hostel. Couple of my friends said that camp is only best choice. But I'm going alone ...
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Belgium visa but travelling to Italy [duplicate]

I have a multiple entry Belgium Schengen tourist visa for 30 days, however my travel plans have changed.. can I now goto Italy on the same visa or shall I apply for a fresh Schengen visa for Italy.. ...
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Applying for US visa in Belgium

As an Iranian visiting scholar, I'll be living and studying in Belgium for six months. Now, I want to take part in a summer school for ten days in the USA. Can I apply for USA visa from Belgium ...
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When driving in Belgium, what equipment is mandatory to have in a car registered in another country?

Belgian residents are required to have the following equipment in their car : Fire extinguisher First aid kit Warning triangle Safety vest I come from a country (France) where only the last 2 are ...
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Transport in Belgium

I am going to stay for 4 days in Belgium. I am planning to visit Brussels for 1 day, Bruges for 2 days and Ghent or Antwerpen. Which is the cheapest way to travel between Brussels and Bruges, Brussels ...
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Belgian Rail Pass and RailPlus pass. Which to use to travel from a Belgian station to Roosendal, Aachen or Maastricht?

I seem to be confused as to which rail pass to use when travelling from a Belgium train station to a border station such as Roosendal in the Netherlands. The RailPlus card is a card that you can get ...
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What do shops mean when they are open 7/7?

When I have been in mainland Europe, in areas such as France or Belgium, a lot of the shops say they're open "7/7". The latter 7 presumably means 'every day' like in 24/7, but what about the other 7? ...
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Are all attractions in Brussels/Bruges closed on May 1st holiday?

I'm going to Belgium on April/May, and wanna know if most attractions opens on May 1st Holiday. I'm planning to be in Bruges or Brussels on this day.
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Do I need a Visa for a Schengen train trip with stop-over in other Schengen countries? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen with a US green card. I am going on a study abroad trip to London and I know I need a visa for that. However, I do plan to take a trip to Germany to visit my relatives via train ...
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Why is there a street with a date as a name in Belgium?

On google maps, in Bruges Belgium one can see a street named '18 Oktoberstraat'. What is the significance of this date?
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Free camping in Uk, Belgium, Netherlands - is it legal?

This summer I'm planning a bicycle trip from Manchester (UK) to Trieste (ITA). I don't have a lot of money to spend in hostels or campings, therefore I was thinking that wild camping would be a good ...
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What is the best alternative to work one afternoon in Brussels during a trip?

I have a friend traveling through/visiting Belgium. He needs to work one afternoon in Brussels before his flight. He is looking for something cheap. Preferably free. With Internet. Since it's winter ...
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How fast after the end of a strike does the Belgium railways return to a more or less reliable schedule?

In Belgium the railways strike often. When the unions announce a day of strikes, the strikes usually run from 22.00 pm the previous until 22.00 pm on the day of the strikes. I will be arriving on ...
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Traveling with computer parts and expensive monitor to Dublin

I have to move computer components, a 850 euro monitor screen and a cheaper one to Dublin. I think to put them in my luggage, but I'm a bit afraid it will get stolen. The trip is from Belgium, I can ...
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Is there a Belgium travel site that can search all bus operators, but exclude trains?

So, from what I have found out I can use nmbs.be to search for buses of both delijn.be and infotec.be, 'problem' is that it also includes trains no matter what you choose in the advanced options. Is ...
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Diabolo Fee-Brussels

I have to travel to Geel, Belgium from Geneva, Switzerland. I will go by plane to Brussels and then I will the train(s) to Geel. Searching in Belgian Rail, I came accross a special ticket which i ...
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Belgium, road closure A11? [closed]

I'm going to drive from Antwerp out coastwards later today, google maps says A11 is closed No more info in google (apart from maps). Anyone from Belgium, could you clarify what's going on?