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24 hours of free time in Brussels: Stay or Go?

In June, I'll be in Brussels for a conference. Sessions run from ~08:00 - 17:30 Monday - Thursday. However, I'll be getting into Brussels on Saturday around 16:30. Should I take the train to Ghent or Bruges, or should I spend Saturday evening / Sunday day in Brussels? If staying in Brussels, what should I do that I can't do in the evenings during the week? [more inside]
posted by msladygrey on May 20, 2014 - 7 answers

Help me plan my 'adult family' trip to Belgium & Germany.

Questions inside. This is also related to the FIFA World Cup. [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on May 10, 2014 - 7 answers

Best way for a UK citizen to manage money and cellphones in Europe?

I'm a Canadian/UK citizen living in London and I'm going travelling in Europe for three months. What's the best way for me to manage my money/cell phone plan while I travel? Requirements and details over the fold. [more inside]
posted by Cpt. The Mango on May 9, 2014 - 6 answers

Belgium (and Amsterdam?) in May/June

Mr. Arkham and I are considering a trip of 5 to 7 days this coming late May/early June. I'm thinking we'll make Brussels our home base, then take one or two day-trips. Questions inside! [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Jan 29, 2014 - 39 answers

Best International SIM card for data in France, Belguim and Netherlands

I am going to be in Paris, Belgium and The Netherlands for about six days each. I will have an unlocked iPhone 4S (from AT&T) and will want to use data while there. Which international SIM card should I get? [more inside]
posted by soelo on Jan 28, 2014 - 7 answers

Easter in Wallonia or Northern France?

I will be in the Brussels area over Easter weekend and I need tips on where to go. [more inside]
posted by Gringos Without Borders on Jan 25, 2014 - 6 answers

Is my father a Belgian citizen or Dutch?

Is my father a Belgian citizen or Dutch? I *think* so? I'm confused by the internet. [more inside]
posted by Toto_tot on Sep 18, 2013 - 15 answers

Belgium visa question

Can I leave and re-enter Belgium on this visa? [more inside]
posted by logicpunk on Sep 10, 2013 - 9 answers

Dutch-speaking MeFites familiar with Belgium: who do I call and what's their number?

I have two related questions: are my partner's symptoms worth a hospital visit? And if not, are there Dutch-speaking mefites who could help us find a family doctor open in Leuven, Belgium on Sunday? [more inside]
posted by Leucistic Cuttlefish on Dec 29, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me prank my PI

When I first started my current job as a graduate researcher at a nominally Catholic university as an American in Belgium, my boss played a quick prank on me where he came into my office, plopped down a copy of the New Testament in Flemish, and told me I needed to study up to pass some kind of religious test. The way he did it, it was pretty funny and I’m looking for ways to prank him back. [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Nov 28, 2012 - 7 answers

In Bruges

Any pro tips for a weekend in Bruges without a car? Needless to say, we like beer and we like food, hence the trip to Belgium What is not to miss?
posted by whitewall on Aug 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Best 3g SIM card for Western Europe?

What are my prepaid 3g data+sim options for Western Europe? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on Jul 12, 2012 - 3 answers

Who is Mrs Bear?

Can you identify this teddybear and tell me where I can buy another one like it? [more inside]
posted by Hogshead on Jun 19, 2012 - 13 answers

What do I need to know to be an effective and prepared expat American in Belgium?

What are the quirks to living in Europe that will surprise me as an American and what do I need to know to be an effective and prepared expat American in Belgium? [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Apr 23, 2012 - 50 answers

How much does living in Antwerp cost?

30 year old UK resident considering studying for an English language Masters degree in Antwerp. How much does it cost to live in Antwerp? I'd like to get an idea of how much money I should save up. [more inside]
posted by sarahdal on Mar 1, 2012 - 8 answers

Reputable dog rescue or shelter in Belguim?

A Belgian friend of mine's dog just passed away. Recently, when we lost one of our animals, a different friend made a donation to a shelter she had knowledge of & respected in our pet's name. I found that deeply touching, and now, I would like to do the same for this friend. [more inside]
posted by hilaryjade on Feb 19, 2012 - 4 answers

What should we do in Brussels (and the rest of Belgium) for five days in March?

What should we do in Brussels (and the rest of Belgium) for five days in March? [more inside]
posted by ghostpony on Feb 2, 2012 - 19 answers

Besides drinking the alcohol, what should I do in France, Belgium, and Germany?

I'm considering going to France, Belgium, and Germany in late April for 3 weeks, what should I do and see while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Jan 5, 2012 - 15 answers

Armchair Travels

Next year, I'll be travelling to the Netherlands and (briefly) Belgium, then later a trip to Tallinn, Helsinki and Stockholm. Are there any films or novels I should check out to get a feel for the places before I get there? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Dec 18, 2011 - 22 answers

Day trips in Belgium

Belgian MeFites! Or MeFites who have been to Belgium! A question about trains. [more inside]
posted by TheWhiteSkull on Nov 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Spring Classics in Belgium

Belgians or Cyclists or Belgian Cyclists: Help me plan a spring trip to Belgium. [more inside]
posted by TheWhiteSkull on Sep 29, 2011 - 7 answers

Funding for a Ph.D. in Belgium

I'm looking for scholarships or fellowships that could fund, or help fund, a molecular/microbiology Ph.D. in Belgium for an American. [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Aug 30, 2011 - 4 answers

Any tips for vacation French immersion courses overseas?

Anyone have any tips or recommendations for French-language learning vacations? [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Apr 27, 2011 - 4 answers

Song from 2008 Belgian electric company ads?

In early 2008, there was a song used in commercials for the Belgian power company. Lyrics might have included reference to always catching the light. Need help identifying title and artist.
posted by amber_dale on Mar 18, 2011 - 1 answer

Time Formats in Belgium

I'm curious about the custom in Belgium of representing the time with what appears to be a lowercase "u" in place of the colon or full stop (14u38, rather than 14:38). [more inside]
posted by Jeff Howard on Jan 26, 2011 - 6 answers

Internet in rural Belgium...

What is the best option for mobile internet in Belgium for one month? [more inside]
posted by schmoo on Dec 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Chez moi, c'est près de ma Stella

Brussels, Belgium on business for a month. What can I do in the evenings and weekends? [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao on Nov 23, 2010 - 9 answers

suggestions for girlfriend's birthday in brussels

I am going to be in Brussels in a couple weeks on vacation with my girlfriend when it is her birthday. Does anyone have any suggestions for fun, romantic, not too expensive things to do in Brussels for her birthday (restaurants, activities, etc.)?
posted by bucksox on Aug 22, 2010 - 12 answers

Zombiefilter: What is up with this Flemish painting?

Zombie Flemish Art filter: I saw this painting in the Groeninge Museum in Bruges, Belgium. What the hell is going on? [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Aug 17, 2010 - 18 answers

Moving to Belgium from Los Angeles, CA

Moving soon to Belgium, to married to a Belgian native. Anything I should know about, moving from Los Angeles, CA, to Belgium? [more inside]
posted by seancake on Aug 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Can I buy Speculoospasta in the US?

Can I buy the unbelievably delicious Speculoospasta in the US? If so, where? Does anyone from Belgium export it?
posted by spiderskull on Jul 29, 2010 - 13 answers

Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge and vicinity

Has anyone had experience touring the Canadian WWI sites in France and Belgium -- Vimy Ridge and the Memorial, and Ypres (Ieper) specifically? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Jul 21, 2010 - 8 answers

Vegetarian seeks tasty food in Western Europe

What tasty foods should an adventurous vegetarian eat in the UK and Western Europe? [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Oct 24, 2009 - 22 answers

Writer needs to spend time with an Asperger's. In Belgium.

Writing an Asperger character : how can I get to know enough about Asperger's syndrom ? Please bear in mind that I live in Belgium. [more inside]
posted by Baud on Jul 6, 2009 - 13 answers

Mummy ! They won't ship my new toy to Belgium !

The Flip Mino HD with my own image will not ship outside the US. How can I have it reshipped to Belgium ? [more inside]
posted by Baud on Apr 8, 2009 - 5 answers

Thank You Gift for Landlord?

I need some suggestions for a small thank you gift for my landlords of the past month. [more inside]
posted by that possible maker of pork sausages on Mar 31, 2009 - 6 answers

Hippest Woman in Seattle

Help me fly to Belgium for surgery next month: [more inside]
posted by tejolote on Mar 23, 2009 - 8 answers

I recall in the original Quest for Glory, a creature of the name...

I'm going to be in Antwerp, Belgium for a few days this coming week. What should I do? Where should I do it? Who should I see? [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Feb 15, 2009 - 4 answers

Belgium for Two Weeks: What Should I Explore?

What's a steampunk/crafter/writer/etc. to do in Belgium for two weeks? [more inside]
posted by fantine on Dec 14, 2008 - 11 answers

Uniquely Belgian liquor?

Liquor-is-QuickerFilter: I'm going to Brussels and Leuven next week and will be doing some holiday shopping. [more inside]
posted by scblackman on Dec 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Mystery building

Can anyone identify this modernist looking building in, probably/possibly in Belgium from 60ish years ago? [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Screw Chevy Chase

I'm looking for underrated, obscure European vacation stops. [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Oct 1, 2008 - 33 answers

Help me see some of Europe!

I need advice for planning a trip to Europe next summer. [more inside]
posted by bDiddy on Sep 29, 2008 - 17 answers

Speculoos

Where can I get those delicious Belgian cookies, Speculoos, in the US? I'm looking for store recs. in New York or mail order options.
posted by anonymous78 on Jul 29, 2008 - 16 answers

The old red, white and blue.

Where can I find Trappist beer in Canada? Vancouver, specifically. [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Jul 10, 2008 - 15 answers

Cheap hotel/hostel near Brussels airport

My college-age niece (MEANING: broke, almost!) needs a cheap place to stay near the Brussels airport. She's going to be spending US dollars, so I know "cheap" is relative. She's an inexperienced traveler and a little timid. Any ideas?
posted by soulbarn on Jun 24, 2008 - 6 answers

Belgian Beer Road Trip

I am planning a Belgian beer road trip for the fall. Any tips? [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Jun 14, 2008 - 21 answers

brussels for the first time

Brussels: Where to stay, what to do, what to avoid, what to eat, etc. [more inside]
posted by purplefiber on Jun 12, 2008 - 16 answers

Cost of living in Brussels?

Migrating from Los Angeles to Brussels: My girlfriend is entertaining a job offer in Brussels; is she being offered enough to live comfortably there? [more inside]
posted by starscream on Mar 31, 2008 - 8 answers

Accomodations in London, Belgium & The Netherlands

I'm going to London, Belgium and the Netherlands from May 10th-24th, and I'm looking for great places to stay. [more inside]
posted by dhammond on Mar 23, 2008 - 14 answers

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