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Refused 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? [closed]

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 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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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 side at each country. One can literally put one ...
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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 Leuven/...
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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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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, ...
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Am I allowed to transport a bycicle on the train in The Netherlands and Belgium?

I am planning to travel through the Netherlands / Belgium and visit several cities. The most confortable/fast way seems to be the train, but for the city visit and nearby places the bicycle is ideal. ...
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What's a cheap, convenient way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Since Fyra stopped transportation between Amsterdam and Brussels I was wondering if there is way to get there cheaper and convenient than usual NS trains with two over stops. I found that megabus has ...
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Is it possible to travel on river/canal from Bruges, Belgium to some point on the Rhine?

I want to take a canal/river trip that starts in Bruges (Belgium) and ends in the south of Germany. I cannot find the necessary information to tell me whether the river canal system in Bruges connects ...
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Is there a Trappist brewery I can visit on a day trip from Ghent?

I am going to Ghent for a conference in October and have a Saturday and most of a Sunday to spend before flying out from Brussels. Is it possible to visit one of the trappist breweries with public ...
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How expensive is Belgium?

Let me clarify a bit: how much should I expect to spend on food per day in Belgium if I am eating out nearly every meal? Does it vary by city? If so, how does Brussels compare? How about the French ...
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Must see places while going through Belgium? [closed]

I'm going to travel by car from Netherlands to Luxemburg. Whole round-trip starts from the Baltics - Germany - Netherlands - Belgum - Luxemburg - towards Baltics. I'm not in a hurry and I would like ...
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AT & T Go phone [closed]

I will be spending two months in Belgium and will be calling USA regularly. Where and what kind of a phone/prepaid plan I should buy. I bought an AT&T (unlocked) go phone and was wondering if I ...
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Prepaid data/voice (micro)SIM for travel to Belgium

I am travelling to Belgium next month and am looking for a micro SIM that I can get shipped to my home country (UK) prior to travel. I am a data heavy user (tethering would be a bonus too), and a ...
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What facilities are there in the Thalys Lounge at Brussels Midi station?

In about a month, I'll be travelling from London to Amsterdam by train, taking a Eurostar and then a Thalys. As seems to often be the case (from looking at the timetable), I'll have a bit of time to ...

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