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The capital of Belgium and the country's largest city.

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KLM with train segment from Schiphol to Brussels - take later Thalys train

I have booked a ticket with KLM from Schiphol to Brussels with Thalys train (the flight it's from TLV to Schiphol and train from Schiphol to Brussels). The time between the landing until the train ...
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Are there any places to leave luggage in Brussels, for short and/or long periods of time?

Is there a place where one can leave luggage for more than one day in Brussels? It can be either in the airport or the central station. I know that there are lockers in the central station. The ...
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KLM flight from Brussels, pick up ticket from Air France/KLM terminal at Brussel-Zuid/Midi station

I have a KLM flight the day after tomorrow, the first leg is a train journey from Brussels to Schiphol. I don't know the Brussel-Zuid/Bruxelles-Midi train station well. I have been trying to find out ...
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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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Traveling from Brussel to Spa-Francorchamps by train and/or bus

What is a cheap and easy way to travel by train and/or bus from central Brussel to circuit de Spa-Francorchamps? It has to include a stop for an overnight stay along the way, within 60 min from Spa-...
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Do I need a visa when travelling through Brussels from South Africa [duplicate]

We are travelling to the UK from South Africa and I have a UK visa, but do I need a transit visa for Brussels, Belgium for a technical stop over?
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How can I can I get from Zaventem train station to the airport?

I recently went to Brussels airport and ended up in Zaventem for practical reasons. Since I had some time I ended up walking which is quite doable (if you like it). I was wondering if there are Buses ...
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What is the procedure in Brussels for a USA to Croatia connection on two separate tickets?

I will be arriving into Brussels from the United States. On a separate ticket I am going to Split. What will be the procedure? I am sure that I will have to pick up my luggage in Brussels to switch to ...
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Ticket for Mont des Arts (Kunstberg)

I am searching for ticket price for entering Mont des Arts (Kunstberg) in Brussels. Does anyone know how much it costs to enter the flower garden? I would like to just enter the garden, without ...
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Is there any pass that covers all public transport in Brussels?

If I'm not wrong, there are multiple service providers that cover different areas in Brussels. Is there any pass that covers all of them? Or do I have to buy a separate one for each different service ...
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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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Companion Visa for family

We (myself and kids) recently got belgian nationality. A friend of mine mentioned that my wife can accompany me and kids to UK for short trips with her exisiting Indian passport. I tried looking ...
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Transit Time in Brussels

My flight from the US is scheduled to arrive in Brussels at 8:45 am and the connecting flight to Amsterdam is at 10:35 am. They are on separate tickets, so I probably need to go through Immigration ...
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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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Can I use the Thalys lounge at Bruxelles Midi with a DB first-class ticket?

My connection at Bruxelles-Midi station was delayed. I am in possession of a DB first-class ticket to join an outbound ICE service. Am I eligible to use the Thalys lounge while I await the connection?...
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Lost and found in Brussels airport?

Does Brussels Airport have a lost and found counter? If yes, where can I find it and what's the schedule? I looked it up on their website and only a form is provided.
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Best type of transportation In Brussels? [closed]

I'm thinking of traveling to Brussels for this holiday. I heard that public transportation in Belgium in general is great, but I'm looking for something more private. I heard about VTC Taxi and car ...
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Is there a police station in Brussels airport?

I need to make a complaint, due to a stolen item during the last time I was in Brussels. I would like to know if there is a police station, at the airport, where this can be done. I will be traveling ...
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What is the cheapest / fastest way to get from Brussels to Paris?

There are several ways of getting from Brussels to Paris. The fastest is probably the train, but it gets more expensive when you buy the ticket on the last minute. My question can be really split ...
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Train to Brussels Airport

We are arriving in Brussels Airport via train scheduled to arrive at 10am and have a flight to the States at 1120, we are US citizens. Will 1 hour be enough time to make our flight?
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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 http://uk.voyages-sncf....
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Brussels-Bruges-Ghent with De Lijn Day Pass

I am planning a trip to Belgium and plan to stay in Brussels, and make day trips out to Bruges and Ghent. I see from most forums that the De Lijn day pass covers travel on De Lijn buses. However, on ...
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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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Transit Visa required in Brussels for Indian citizen [duplicate]

My flight from Montego bay(Jamaica) to delhi has connections in Brussels and Moscow. Airline gets changed at Brussels airport. I have one ticket only. Layover is for 3 hours. Would I need transit Visa?...
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Where in Brussels is a Eurostar ticket valid to, and for how long?

On the Eurostar website, when booking a ticket to Brussels, it gives the main options of Brussels and Any Belgian station (via Brussels). If you pick the former, it shows this: The first line of that ...
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Rail service from London to Brussels on Boxing Day?

I need to know If there are some rail service from London to Brussels on Boxing Day. I´d like to get more info about that
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Which train stations in Brussels have bicycle access?

The NMBS/SNCB site says In Brussels, go to Midi or Nord stations. There is no access at Brussels Central, Brussels Chapelle or Brussels Congrès. Which leaves out the other stations in Brussels, ...
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Where can I purchase Thalys tickets without using its website?

Are there well known places/agencies where I can buy Thalys train tickets without having to suffer the bugs, annoyances, and lack of accessibility on thalys.com/vsct.fr? The site has form validation ...
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What areas to avoid in Brussels after the recent terrorism events

Is there any particular area in Brussels to avoid visiting after the recent events? I am going to visit Bruxelles in a couple of weeks. Mostly museums, restaurants and some nightlife. Is the city ...
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How can I find out which platform my train leaves from in Brussels Midi?

Tomorrow I'm arriving on the Eurostar in Brussels at 19:11. I have a train to Cologne I'm meant to catch at 19:28. I'm pretty nervous about making this connection as I have a ton of heavy luggage and ...
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Train from Brussels to Dusseldorf

I am looking to make a train booking from Brussels to Dusseldorf. Only direct train available is Thalys which is quite expensive, so i am looking to make 1 stop bookings via Cologne or Aachen. But in ...
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Brussels to London as a third-country national [closed]

I am planning to travel to London from Brussels but I am not an EU citizen. I am here for my holiday and business purposes. I have researched around for the cheaper ways to go to London (they seem ...
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Is there a huge queue for Hergé Museum in Brussels?

I'm planning to visit Hergé Museum in Brussels. I would like to know if I'm planning to buy tickets from the premises will there be huge queue on a Saturday?
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What is the cheapest(less than 40 Euros) way to travel from Paris CDG to Brussels Midi? [duplicate]

I will be landing in Paris CDG on April 7th 19:50 and would like to go to Brussels Midi(Hotel is booked) the same night. TGV and Thalys are too expensive(around 80 euros). Considering I will collect ...
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Are the luggage storage lockers at Brussels-Midi still available for use in April 2016 after recent security clampdowns?

We will be travelling catching flight in the evening from Brussels Airport but we are planning to arrive from Paris in the morning. I read that Bruxelles-Midi still have the locker for use on their ...
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Do I need transit visa for travelling from India to Spain via Brussels with Spanish re-entry permit

I am an Indian citizen and working in Barcelona. My Resident permit is under renewal process and meanwhile I am travelling to India. To enter into Spain, I have Spanish re-entry permit which allows to ...
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Traveling From Brussels to Amsterdam — Are Seat Reservations Mandatory for Eurail Pass 1st Class?

Trying to book seat reservations from Brussels to Amsterdam on an IC direct train — I see no mandatory seat reservation required? We have Eurail Flexi-Saver passes, 1st class and I see no where to ...
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Travelling Netherlands and Belgium on a budget — need trip feedback [closed]

First time traveller here. I am trying to put together a travel route/trip plan for my vacation this August. I've done some research, but I feel like I can benefit from the advice of someone more ...
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Am I better off using French in Brussels, or should I stick to English?

I'm a native English speaker, with tolerable French (ie, it's pretty good for an Englishman, though not great by continental European standards). I've tried to speak French in Belgium before, and ...
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Brussels to Les Arcs for skiing, other than by car? [closed]

I would like to go skiing in Les Arcs this winter. How can I get there from Belgium using public transport? Should I fly to Geneva? Take the Thalys or TGV? I don't want to rent a car. Is it a ...
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Are there lockers or luggage storage facilities at the Bruxelles-Midi station? [duplicate]

I am travelling from Paris to Cologne with a one-day stopover in Brussels. Where can I store luggage at the Bruxelles-Midi station?
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Should I buy a train ticket in advance to travel from Brussels to Bruges during Christmas?

I am travelling from Brussels airport (Zaventem) to Bruges on 24th of December and back from Bruges to Brussels on 25th of December. Should I buy tickets in advance? I am not really concerned about ...
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How to arrive from Brussels (centrum) to the Brussels airport by bus?

I read that it's possible to travel by bus 12: "From Monday to Friday 8 pm the Airport Line is operated as an express service with number 12 and only serves the major stops. " It's not very clear ...
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Stolen German resident card; can I travel back to India from Belgium?

I have been pick-pocketed in Brussels. I've lost my German resident card, which was in my wallet. The documents I have are my Indian passport, a copy of my German resident card, the police report, ...
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Travelling from Brussels to London without a passport

I hold a non-eu passport which is expiring and needs renewing. To renew it will take 4 weeks. I was planning to travel to London from Brussels via Eurostar whilst i await my new passport. I hold both ...
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Is it more convenient to live in Brussels or in Leuven? [closed]

In September I will start my master at Brussels. My boyfriend is a student in Leuven, and we could rent an apartment together. In this way, I could save money from the renting fee, but I would have to ...
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India - Munich - Brussels - Freetown and back, is Schengen Visa Type A enough?

I have plans to go to Sierra Leone from India and I am an Indian citizen. I have got Schengen Visa Type A with Multiple Entry. On Google it says that I cannot leave international transit area. Will ...
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Can I take an earlier Thalys train from Schiphol when travelling on a KLM flight-train ticket?

Situation: I have booked a ticket with KLM that combines a flight to Schiphol with a Thalys train to Brussels. The transfer time at Schiphol is 1 hour and 43 minutes and it was not possible to book ...
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How to travel cheaply between Charleroi Airport and Brussels? [duplicate]

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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Traveling Amsterdam-Brussels with KLM ticket on Thalys - When / where does my ticket get stamped?

I purchased a ticket to Brussels via Amsterdam on KLM, with the Schiphol to Brussels-Midi portion on the Thalys. The return portion of my itinerary is on Air France several days later. This was done ...