Brussels Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Avoid at Night

    Very dangerous city because there are many criminals that come from middle east and africa. Almost everywhere even during the day in the center of the city you could be robed. Avoid "madou" metro...

  • 2. Pickpockets

    So, a few days ago I was robbed in the street. I was headed to take the tram to pick up my boyfriend, when a guy stopped me and asked if I had 20€ change. I thought I could ask him to give me some...

  • 3. Driving

    This topic was quite helpful in identifying why I am still terrified and am phobic of crazy traffic. I lived between Bruxelles and Waterloo and traveled by car to the surrounding EU countries often...

  • 4. Taxis

    I noted this on my general transportation page, but I think it merits its own entry. If you leave anything in a taxi, you'll need to know the taxi number before the lost property office will even...

  • 5. Impolite

    I've only opened a narrow window into life in Brussels, but it seemed to me the people were among the least friendly and polite I have come across. It's not...

  • 6. Relatively Safe

    Brussels has a bit of a reputation for crime. One of my friends was robbed on a train just passing through the city from Germany - just before the train shut...

  • 7. Travel with Small Children

    Unlike their neighbours the French, the Belgians don't seem to care much for small children. But at least they aren't grumpy with them like the Germans....

  • 8. ghetto people

    Walking along a pavement en famille, a guy on a bike tries to ride his bike past, pushing us off. I politely pointed out that he should be riding in the street....

  • 9. General tips on safety

    Brussels seems pretty safe most of the time. Personally I haven't had any trouble so far after numerous visits then living here for a couple of years. I don't...

  • 10. the bins in Parc de Bruxelles (the royal park)

    I carelessly threw a 10-journey bus ticket into the bin, thinking it was valid for one journey. The bins are locked, impracticable to recover things from them...

  • 11. Eating around the Grand Palace

    Recently, the place was packed with tourists enjoying the Belgian Beer Festival. Family friends from Indonesia were visiting and I wanted to suggest eating away...

  • 12. Marche au Charbon - be forewarned

    Also known as Kookmarkt, which I thought "was cool, I could hang here", but I noticed that as I walked along Marche au Charbon at most of the cafes and bars the...

  • 13. Useful more than usual caution at the Stations

    I arrived at Brusel zuid from London on Eurostar. Had one piece of luggage and a shoulder bag. was told in London that I could use the Eurostar ticket for a...

  • 14. Delirium Tremens

    They have a beer by this name in Belgium. The logo is a pink elephant.I drank some when I was at the VT Meet in Fredericksburg, VA a couple of years ago.Be very...

  • 15. Women on the street.

    In some districts of Brussels women dressed in occidental clothes are not welcome (this is a soft euphemism). A documentary film "Femmes de la rue" showed how...

  • 16. Theft

    Being capital of EU, you'd think Brussel is an elegant city. But it is far from being as such, in fact the city is dirty, unsafe. The city is filled with...

  • 17. Bogus Helpers for Tourists

    I found that in both Brussels and even in Milan, and I am sure a lot of other places in Europe, there is a network of scammers who stand around metro kiosk...

  • 18. Brussels Moans

    This is so sad.Moaning about Belgium. For example, no HSE in Belgium or the cobbled streets making pulling a suitcase difficult. Have you not considered that...

  • 19. Why we drink beer

    Long, long time ago, and I am speaking from Middle Ages and after, water was very dangerous to drink. Unless you lived right next to the well, or you boiled it,...

  • 20. Gare du Nord old condition

    We were surprised upon arriving at Gare du Nord, with our baby stoller and luggage, that the elevators at Gare du Nord--to get into the station off the platform...

  • 21. Would You Really Want To Use This Company?

    Perhaps not the best name for a driving school, but do note that they offer payment facilities!!Actually this is just me being a bit naughty with a carefully...

  • 22. Beware of Cyclists on the Pavements!

    There I was wandering up the Rue de la Loi (the busy 4-lane road that runs through the European Quarter) trying, with my camera, to capture the feeling of being...

  • 23. walking on the grass

    When I was at the Garden of Sculptures/Le Petit Sablon taking photos from the entrance I noticed a guy walking all over the place taking photos as well in all...

  • 24. Crowdy at Manneken Pis

    Manneken Pis may be the most visited attraction of Brussels. As the statue is a rather small one people try to come as close as they can get. So, for a good...

  • 25. Forcing donor

    Closed to the Atomium, some people especially young girl (less than 20 years) will ask you to write your name and sign on their list paper. Finally they will...

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