Bruxelles / Brussels, (Belgium)

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About the station

Bruxelles-Nord train station is aptly named as it’s located on the northern edge of the city centre.

The station is currenly being rennovated - the main hall is being transformed into a magnificent space - but it is still a somewhat austere location in which to catch a train.

The primary access to the trains is via a passage way under the tracks, and this has already been improved.

It has esclators and lifts up to the platforms.

When arriving from the north, this main passage way is at the front of the trains.
When arrriving from the direction of the city centre, it will be towards the rear.

While the rennovation works are on-going - navigating the station can be disconcerting as it lacks a main street entrance/exit.
So be guided by the signage - particularly if you are transferring to the bus station.

Access to the pre-metro*(underground tram station) is immediately adjacent to the main hall - but it is somewhat disguised.

Bruxelles-Nord is not linked to the Bruxelles Metro.

If you’re heading to the Belgian capital from the north and your final destination is in Bruxelles city centre and your train is also calling at Bruxelles-Central, then it may be stating the obvious, but don’t leave the train at Bruxelles-Nord.

Thalys trains don’t call at Bruxelles-Nord, but the ICE trains do, so if you’re heading to Bruxelles city centre by train from Germany, the ICEs can be a better option than the Thalys.

Making the connection at Bruxelles-Nord into one of the frequent trains from here to Bruxelles-Central is a faster journey than taking the Thalys to Bruxelles-Midi and changing trains there.

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City Info

The Museum of Fine Arts and the other museums in the Coudenberg can be accessed from the Bruxelles-Nord by tram.
Take a tram on lines 3, 4 or 32 one stop north to the Thomas tram stop and transfer there to tram line 93 (direction Legrand) and leave this tram at the Royale stop.

Don’t leave the train at Brussels Nord if you’re heading to The Grand Place, the Atomium or the museum complex at Parc du Cinquantenaire, all of  these locations in the city have easier access by  from Bruxelles Centraal station.

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