travellers in 2015
years of rail travel experience
|Brussels||De Panne||01:49||€ 26|
|Sint Niklaas||Brussels||01:10||€ 13|
|Brussels||Braine Lalleud||00:13||€ 5|
|Renaix Ronse||Brussels||01:09||€ 16|
|Louvain La Neuv O||Brussels||00:55||€ 7|
The national railway company of Belgium is known as the NMBS/SNCB. Belgium has over 3,000 km of railway network. Train tickets for trains operating in Belgium can be booked in advance. Thalys international trains connect Belgium with neighbouring countries such as France and the Netherlands. Book train tickets to visit main cities of Belgium by train. Belgian cities including Brussels, Antwerp and Bruges are all served by trains.
Be wowed by Brussels’s ornate 17th-century and Art Noveau architecture or head north to Antwerp’s old town and the waterways of medieval Bruges and Ghent. Travel by train to Belgium’s south to admire Namur’s citadel and the Gothic architecture of Mons.
Enjoy sweeping vistas as you travel by train through Belgium. In Ardennes, walk or cycle along hundreds of kilometres of footpaths, canal towpaths and disused railway lines or sail and windsurf off the Flemish coast’s windswept beaches. At Flanders’ battlefields, be moved by wartime history.
Bag bric-a-brac in Brussels’ Place du Jeu du Balle flea market or unearth antiques from Sablon Square. In Liège, pick up bargains in the medieval-style La Batte market or go upscale in Antwerp with Belgian designer labels like Ann Demeulemeester. In Namur, sample fine chocolates in Galler Chocolat-Thé.
Eat & Drink
Take the NMBS/SNCB’s train across Belgium to sample its diverse gastronomy from Ardennes paté in French-speaking Wallonia, Flemish waffles in Flanders and Belgian beers like Duvel or cherry-flavoured Kriek.
Enjoy panoramic views from one of Brussels’ most famous landmarks, the futuristic Atomium. On a clear day, views stretch to Antwerp’s cathedral from the upper sphere.
Rail Pass benefits in Belgium
Special Eurail pass holder fares with valid pass including Belgium on the Eurostar high speed trains that link London to Brussels.
5% reduction at HUSA-Hotels.(Login: Rail Pass password: localice58)
10% reduction at Meininger Hotels. Book directly at www.meininger-hotels.com
Hard Rock Cafe Brussels, Grote Markt 12A. Complimentary Hot Fudge Sundae with any main course order or a free gift in the Rock Shop with every purchase over € 25
International IC Bus Connections- Pass holders with a Global Pass need a reservation only. Pass holders with a pass which is not valid in all countries through which the bus passes need a reservation and ticket for the section not covered on pass. Dusseldorf-Eindhoven-Brussels-London / Dusseldorf-Roermond-Eindhoven-Antwerpen.