I'm attending a conference at Leiden University in about a month and a half, and urgently need to finalize my travel plans. I've never been able to visit Europe before, so I'm considering staying in Europe a few days after the conference. I don't want to spend a lot of time traveling, though, so I'm deciding between either spending the entire time in Leiden, or going to perhaps one other city. [more inside]
I am looking for a hotel in for two nights in Brussels. I have a flight to West Africa on Tuesday, June 7 at 10:25 a.m. so I will need to get to the airport very early. I see that the hotels near the airport generally cost more than those downtown, and aren't necessarily easier to reach. For speed and safety reasons, I'd like to stay at a place that's a direct train or taxi ride away from the airport. [more inside]
Have a long weekend in Brussels, any suggestions of things to do? [more inside]
I've not visited for over a year, and haven't ventured much outside the city centre - so where can I go and write a book with wifi and good food? [more inside]
Help me figure out how to make Brussels sprouts as a guest at a dinner party? [more inside]
I'm scheduled to visit Brussels from Wed-Sun this week, and given the high alert and reports that seem to suggest shops, public places and events will be shut, I'm concerned that I've picked about the worst possible time. [more inside]
I'm changing planes in Brussels, on a Monday later in Sept. One flight lands at 11:55, the other takes off at 15:35. My feeling is that I won't have enough time to do anything worthwhile, and I should just bring a book and wait it out. Is that correct? Bonus question: is there anywhere you'd recommend to sit & wait, in or near the airport?
Hi everybody, I'm currently applying for an internship opportunity with a member of the EU Parliament. I'm a university student in the USA and the position would require me to live in Brussels and/or Strasbourg for 3 months. The position provides a stipend of €1200/month and I'm not sure how much that will get me. [more inside]
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]
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]
I am in the early planning stages of a trip to Paris and Brussels. I'd like to find a place between the two (or at least not too far out of the way) to spend two nights or so in the middle of the trip. I'd prefer a small, walkable town on the coast or with some kind of natural feature that you can just sit and stare at. Calais? Lille? Bologne-Sur-Mer?
What are the odds of finding a bar in Brussels showing the Stormers/Bulls Super XV Rugby match? [more inside]
What should we do in Brussels (and the rest of Belgium) for five days in March? [more inside]
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]
How complicated is it to get from CDG airport to Brussels by train? [more inside]
My daughter and I will be in Brussels for seven hours on Friday. What shouldn't we miss? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend some good, relatively cheap places for an overweight fellow to get clothing in Brussels? [more inside]
I'd like recommendations for vegetarian dining/drinking in Brussels; not necessarily vegetarian-specific restaurants, but any bars, cafes or other sites with a reasonable selection of non-meat/fish based dishes. [more inside]
Which areas in and around Brussels (in Belgium) would you recommend to live for a couple thinking of moving there for a year or so?
Brussels, Belgium on business for a month. What can I do in the evenings and weekends? [more inside]
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.)?
What are the amazing, can't-miss things to do and see in Brussels and Amsterdam this week for first-time visitors to the cities? We'll be in Brussels until Wednesday and Amsterdam until Sunday morning. Thanks!
Hey there! I'm moving to Brussels for a job early November, and I'm trying to plan my move from London. What is the best way to do this move? [more inside]
Hi. Two questions related to an upcoming family trip - from Toronto to Brussels: - cost-effective (but not too tiring) ways to get from Toronto to Brussels? Non-stop flight? Connect elsewhere (London, Paris, Frankfurt, ...)? Fly into large hub (Paris, Frankfurt, ...) and book secondary flight or train? - things to do in Brussels with a 4-year-old?
Where can we make out with French boys, what foodie things can I not miss in Paris, and what is the Kampa Park of Brussels? [more inside]
Is it practical to take Rail Europe from Paris at 1pm and spend an afternoon in Brussels, Belgium before taking a train that evening to our final destination, Amsterdam? [mi]
Is it practical to take Rail Europe from Paris at 1pm and spend an afternoon in Brussels, Belgium before taking a train that evening to our final destination, Amsterdam? [mi] [more inside]
I'm going to study abroad for four months this coming fall and I just cannot decide! [more inside]
Liquor-is-QuickerFilter: I'm going to Brussels and Leuven next week and will be doing some holiday shopping. [more inside]
I need advice for planning a trip to Europe next summer. [more inside]
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?
Brussels: Where to stay, what to do, what to avoid, what to eat, etc. [more inside]
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]
What should I know about moving from Boston to Brussels, Belgium? [more inside]
I'm going to London, Belgium and the Netherlands from May 10th-24th, and I'm looking for great places to stay. [more inside]
What to do for a working week in Brussels? [more inside]
What are some creepy things to do in Brussels, Amsterdam and London? [more inside]
Where and how can I store luggage in Brussels, Belgium for ~8 days? [more inside]
Cost of taking the train from Brussels to Amsterdam? [more inside]
Looking for vegan restaurants and things to do with a three year old in Brussels. [more inside]
Shopping in Brussels? A friend and I will be in Brussels for one afternoon and she wants to buy a dress for a wedding. Semi-formal but she is not into designer. Any tips on shopping in Brussels? I only know the main square and a few streets around that?
TravelFilter: This summer I and 3 friends are planning on travelling around part of Europe by train and are looking for advice on the main areas we plan to stay in. Information on hostels or other cheap accommodation (first hand if possible) would be great (more inside) [more inside]
New Years in Brussels this year. All by myself. What's the best way to spend it? [more inside]