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Getting to Brussels

If you are travelling to Brussels for one of the events organised by Explore.Brussels, here is some information you may find useful when organising your visit.  

Travelling to Brussels: 

If you are travelling from somewhere more than 500km from Brussels:

By Air:

The main airports of Belgium all have good rail connections to Brussels. Here is a list, starting from closest to Brussels:

- Brussels Airport (13km from city centre)

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Brussels-South Charleroi Airport (50km)

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Liège Airport (90km)

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Ostend-Bruges Airport (125km)

If you are travelling from somewhere less than 500km from Brussels:
Explore.Brussels encourages you to use "soft mobility" (train or bicycle) as much as possible.

By train:

- Thalys high-speed trains run to Brussels from France, Germany and the Netherlands. They terminate at Brussels-Midi station which is well-served by public transport (bus, tram and metro).

- Eurostar high-speed trains run to Brussels from London St Pancras International station to Brussels-Midi station, which is well-served by public transport (bus, tram and metro).

- SNCB Belgian Railways runs many services to Brussels-North, Brussels-Central, Brussels-Schumann and Brussels-Midi from Belgium and Luxembourg. All these Brussels stations are well-served by public transport (bus, tram and metro). 

By bicycle:

Brussels Mobility is developing the RER vélo network of cycle routes, part of which is already open.
For more information on cycling in Brussels and to hire bicycles, please don't hesitate to contact our member association Pro Velo.

For more information on transport in Brussels, please see below.

Organising your visit to Brussels:

To travel around Brussels:

Explore.Brussels encourages you to use "soft mobility" (bicycle, public transport, walking). More information is available in the "Mobility" section for each event:

- Brussels Art Nouveau & Art Deco (BANAD) Festival

- Brussels Biennale of Eclectic Architecture (BBEA)

- Brussels Neo-Classical Biennale (BNB) 

Accommodation and places to eat in Brussels:

To prolong your immersion in a period ambiance, Explore.Brussels suggests that you choose to stay overnight and eat in buildings in the same architectural style as the theme of the event you're attending. So here is a selection of hotels, cafés and restaurants in the Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Eclectic and Neo-Classical styles.
Please note that Explore.Brussels does not receive commission from any of these establishments, in fact some offer discounts to event participants who show their tickets!

- Brussels Art Nouveau & Art Deco (BANAD) Festival

- Brussels Biennale of Eclectic Architecture (BBEA)

- Brussels Neo-Classical Biennale (BBN) 

Additional cultural activities:

The member associations of Explore.Brussels offer a programme of guided tours on every theme imaginable, on foot, by bicycle, by coach or by boat.
Our member associations are:
ARAU, Arkadia, Brussels Chatterguides, Korei, La Fonderie and Pro Velo.
Their combined calendar of visits can be consulted here.

Click here for more information on guided tours for groups. 

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