Belgium is a small country in western Europe.

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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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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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Do Indian Citizens require a transit visa when going through Brussels, Belgium? [duplicate]

I am going to India from Canada. My Canadian visa is already expired. Can I travel by way of Brussels? I am an Indian citizen. My ticket says I have to wait in Brussels for around 5 hrs.
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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?
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if I leave schengen area after 3 months, can I return to a different country within the schengen before I finish my 6 month period? [duplicate]

I am curious as to whether I will be able to go into the schengen area for a quick touristy visit with friends, after I already stayed there for 3 months and had to leave. I was within Spain for three ...
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How to travel cheaply between Charleroi Airport and Brussels?

There's a shuttle bus from Charleroi airport to Brussels, but if you book it a couple of days before it costs 15 euros plus 3 euros booking. A train could be a lot cheaper but it's unclear how to get ...
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Staying in Belgium as a Student [closed]

I am interested in pursuing a masters programme in Belgium and one of the benefits of the scholarship I saw is an 860 euro allowance per month. I am wondering if anyone knows if this will be enough? i ...
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How far is the sea from Bruges and how easy is it to reach it?

I am planning a day trip to Bruges. I was looking at the map and I saw that the city seems really close by to the sea. Is it easy to reach? is there public transportation? how long would it take? I ...
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Re-applying a refused visa application

I applied for a Schengen visa from Belgium and it got refused. My visa type was friends/family visit and I applied for one and a half month. However, I really want to visit Amsterdam, Belgium and ...
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Train from Brussels to Bruges

I'm planning on travelling to Belgium this winter. Flying into Brussels, spending the day there and then travelling to Bruges and spending a couple of days there before another day in Brussels on the ...
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Belgium visa needed for travel or not

I lost my passport while on holiday in India and I am holding a Belgian resident permit. Since I applied for a new passport, is it ok travel back to Belgium without a visa by holding a Belgium ...
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Transit visa inquiry for Jordanian citizen [duplicate]

I'm a Jordanian citizen flying from Sierra Leone to Lebanon through Brussels. Do I need a transit visa for Brussels?
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How to have fun in Bouillon, Belgium [closed]

I'm going to Bouillon, Belgium with seven friends for some kayaking. Anybody here knows of other fun things to do on the trip?
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Are security rules different at European airports?

Traveling through Brussels, my saline solution, which is legal for US TSA, was declared illegal. Are medical exclusions different for USA Travel and Foreign travel?
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What is the best way to get from Antwerp to Calp in Spain by train?

Calp is a pretty small tourist/fisherman's town in Spain, not far from Benidorm. I have spent 21 of my 23 winters there up to this point. A few years ago, I developed a fear of flying after a few ...
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UK visa exemptions residence permit EEA [duplicate]

Do i need a transit visa for a flight that goes from Belgium to Ecuador and has a stop on London? I have a Belgian Residence Permit valid for a year because I'm a student, I have only the Residence ...
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Getting from Kortrijk or Mouscron to Lille by public transport, after the last train

Following the advice in this question on travelling from Lille to Kortrijk / Courtray and onwards, on Saturday I headed over to Belgium. Coming back, I discovered that while there are trains quite ...
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On a trip to Belgium, should I stay in Bruges or Ghent? [closed]

I will have about 4-6 days in Belgium (in August) with my father, who is in his 60s. He is not a big city person. We will be coming in from London, and after Belgium we will be staying a day or two in ...
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Round trip in Netherlands, Belgium and Germany with a car and a tent

I have this weird plan for September. We're a couple, and we have one week in Amsterdam. It seems Amsterdam is not large enough to keep us busy for a week, and in any case we're more people of ...
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Denied visit a friend visa for Belgium

I applied for a visa to visit a friend in Belgium last April 28, 2014 and I got the result recently (June 6, 2014) wherein it has been refused. Reasons were: The plan and the circumstances from the ...
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Are there any restaurants serving real chinese food in Benelux?

I read this question "Where can I eat dishes that feature in western countries' Chinese restaurants?" and I got very curious. I always apreciated authentic Chinese food very much and I (sort of) ...
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Is Transit Visa or other Visa required at Brussels, Belgium for around 2 hour layover? [duplicate]

I am flying from Kolkata to Edmonton via a flight from Delhi to Toronto which stops at Brussels for around 2 hours. The flight might be changed there. Jet Airways is the flight but they are not very ...
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Is it possible to buy international tickets in belgium ticket machines with open date?

I have some friends traveling in Belgium / Netherlands. I would like to prepare their trip as much as possible since they are not used to travel and are not fluent in English. I don't know their exact ...
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Is it possible to buy train tickets on board Belgium trains?

I am planning a new visit to Belgium. It's not the first time that I was already on the train when I decided to go to a different destination. Can you buy tickets on board on Belgium rail? Either the ...
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How close to Kortrijk / Courtray can you get with a Lille public transport ticket (and still make it there)?

A few people have mentioned to me that the Belgian town of Kortrijk / Courtray is nice to visit as a day trip from Lille, and with a good eye can apparently (almost?) be seen from the clock tower of ...
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As an EU national, what (if any) ID do I need to carry when crossing between France and Belgium?

Based on the expats question "If asked for ID in France by the police, as an EU national what is considered valid?", I know what the rules are for carrying ID as a Brit in France. Secondly, I know ...
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10 journey card in Belgium. Can I use it between different stations, every trip?

I am going to travel around Belgium and I was considering buying the 10 journey card. I read about it, but it seems that you can only use all the trips between 2 predefined stations. It's not clear ...
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Which embassy will most likely provide a multiple entry Schengen visa?

I have already travelled to schengen area once on a single entry Schengen visa. I am now trying to apply for a schengen visa with the intention of making several short trips to the schengen area. My ...
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Can I get off a Eurostar train at an earlier stop? [duplicate]

For an upcoming Eurostar journey I'm considering taking, I've noticed a very odd pricing situation. For some reason, the cost of a ticket on the 19:34 Lille & Brussels service is cheaper if I book ...
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Reaching Spa from Charleroi/other aiport

How would you suggest reaching Spa (Belgium) from the Charleroi airport? I haven't found any shuttle option below 150 EUR, which is quite expensive. Is there a reasonably fast train connection? I was ...
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Traveling to Germany before using a type D visa for Belgium

I have a valid Belgium work permit and visa type D, however due to project delays, my travel to Belgium is delayed for few more months, so that visa is not utilized. However I would like to travel to ...
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Are shops and museums open on Sunday in Belgium?

I am considering visiting Belgium on a Sunday, but if it's like the Netherlands, many shops and museums are either closed or have a reduced schedule. How is it in Belgium?
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Is it a good option to visit Ghent and Bruges in the same day?

I would like to visit both cities and they are not far from each other. I am bit afraid that by trying to see both I end up running the whole day and not enjoying neither one. Should I just focus on ...
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“Any Belgian Station” destination on the Eurostar

Does the "Any Belgian Station" destination on the Eurostar imply unlimited Belgian train travel (naturally excluding Intercity-Express and Thalys) within 24 hours of arrival/departure of my Eurostar ...
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visa for 3 days while travelling brussels [closed]

I am a Bangladeshi national and got Belgium visa. Now I want to visit Uk for a week. I have friends there. But I don't want their help. How I can have UK visa in this case, for example through hotel ...
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One foot in Belgium and the other in the Netherlands!

I come across this photo in Facebook where the borderline between Belgium and the Netherlands is drawn in the ground splitting a house in two sides one in the Netherlands and one in Belgium. One can ...
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Can I apply for another Schengen Visa when I already have a single entry unused one?

I'm traveling to Belgium for a month for a training and already got my single entry Schengen visa from 29-6 to 13-8 with a 30 days stay duration. My stay in Belgium will be from 30-6 to 28-7 for the ...
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Can we share the Go Pass?

We are a group of friends and will be visiting a few places in Belgium. So we wanted to buy Go Pass as they are cheaper. But we will not be able to make 10 trips between 2 stations per person. This ...
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What is the cheapest way for intercity travel from Belgium (Brussels) to other countries and nearby?

I am here in Leuven on an internship and only have weekends when I can travel and see places around. So I plan to go to important cities, so it would more of intercity travel(let us say from ...
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Where is considered to be the center of Leuven, Belgium?

We are travelling for Rock Werchter in July 2013 and have one night to spend in Leuven before. Where do you suggest is best to find accommodation in order to be within the city center and near the ...
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Is there any bus/coach travelling direct from Brussels, Belgium to Tbilisi, Georgia?

Is there any bus/coach travelling direct from Brussels, Belgium to Tbilisi, Georgia? Do you know any agency in Brussels who does this trip?
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Easy bicycling trips in Belgium?

I've just moved to Brussels. This spring/summer my wife and I would like to try biking around some of the wonderful Belgian countryside. I'm looking for one or two specific routes that are easy, ...