There is a bank of lockers here so easy to leave your baggage if you are day-tripping. Public restrooms were very clean. The 2nd class weekend train ticket was 9 Euros from Brussels to Namur round trip.
Thanks so much for your helpful info.
34 hours, oh la la. I might change my plan into taking a flight.
Which airline is reasonable price ?. It takes around 5 hours to get Namur from Sophia, is that so ?
Namur is ca. 60 km. south-east from Brussels. Train connexions are convenient, but it is more advisable to come by car, as the road along the Meuse, in particular the strecht between Namur and Dinant makes one of the most scenic drives in Belgium, in particular in early spring when the trees lining the river are in blossom. This is an idyllic area, full of beautiful villas and with an impressive view of the cliffs reflecting on the calm waters of the Meuse.
Belgium has excellent public transport and quit
cheap compared to other countries in Europe.
here you'll find a website with
houres , opportunities etc. And it is in English.
Some research in advance will safe you load
In the train station it is possible to rent a car.
And I think renting a car is a good idea if
you want to have a look at the surroundings
and visit some little villages. The area really
has got a lot to offer.
'Namur ' is easy to visit by train.
From Brussels it takes you about on hour to
get here and the train station is in the center.
Take a look at the train station it has been renewed
in a modern and tasty way.
The website below is also in English.
A nice way to get to the CITADEL with several stops along the way is hopping on and off the CITADEL TOURIST SHUTTLE!
Some of the stops are: The Atelier de Parfumerie GUY DELFORGE (perfume Studio), the FORTIFIED ESTATE, the queen FABIOLA attraction park......
operating periods: April, May & June: during the weekends, official holidays and school holidays...
15th June - 15th September: DAILY!!
And guess?? It will only cost you 1 euro per trip!
More info needed....give them a call....
P.S. there is also a special AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE.....
In the Northern part of the city you can find the trainstation which has connections to Dinant, Paris...
There are also the bus stops and at the Tourist Information Office at the nearby Square Leopold, tel. +32 (0)81/24 64 49. Here you can find answers to your questions about accomodations, happenings, guides, etc.
The city is not that big and you can easily walk around by feet.
In the touristic season a bus might get you to the top of the Citadel.
To go to Namur, just take the train in any belgian station. Namur is 45 min. from brussels by train and almost the same from Liège. You can reach London and Paris with the Eurostar and Thalys really fast (2-3 hours)
Almost all activities are in downtown Namur... so beeing a pedestrian in Namur is not a problem (it is such a small town)
You can take buses or local trains (you can find informations about these at the railway station) if you want to visit some cities nearby (Dinant ...). You can also try hitch-hiking, or even rent a car if you want.
By train, Namur's about 50min from Brussels or Liège and about 2hrs from Luxembourg. And, there's also the Thalys bullet-train that links it to Paris in 2hrs30min.
Since this city's situated at the confluence of 2 rivers, there are small boats offering the chance to discover the city by boat.
You want to visit namen just for an afternoon?
Sure , that's nice. You can leave your luggage
in the lockers at the train station so you got
you hands free to shop and see the city.
Namur is reached in less than 40 minutes from Brussels by both car (E470) and train. All trains between Brussels and Luxemburg stop here as do several smaller regional trains.
hitch a ride on one of these paramilitary widgets. I have no idea what these things are, but you see them all over the place scuttling along on Belgian railways