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Practical guide BXL North
European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI)
Information and Training Seminars for
Euro-Mediterranean Diplomats
EuropeAid/132176/C/SER/MULTI
Practical Guide
www.euromed-training.eu
A Project implemented by the French National School of Administration (ENA)
in consortium with:
This project is funded by
the European Union
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Contents
I- Arrival in Brussels ...................................................................................................................................... page 3
II- The Centre Albert Borschette, location of training seminar................................................................. page 5
III- List of hotels.............................................................................................................................................. page 6
IV- Travel and commute in Brussels............................................................................................................. page 8
V- Useful numbers .......................................................................................................................................... page 9
VI- Contact persons ........................................................................................................................................ page 10
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Introduction
This guide is intended to ease your arrival and your stay in Brussels during your participation to the seminar
organized in the framework of the project “Information and Training Seminars for Euro-Mediterranean
Diplomats”.
Do not hesitate to contact the people listed at the end of this guide if you need extra support.
I-Arrival in Brussels:
A) Arrival at Brussels Airport
The Brussels International Airport is located in Zaventem, 14 km from the center.
Information: +32 (0) 2 753 42 21 / +32 (0) 2 723 31 11
Flight Schedule: +32 (0) 900 70 000
www.brusselsairport.be
How to reach the centre of Brussels from the airport:
From the airport to the city:
All trains stop at North Station, Gare Centrale and Gare du Midi
4 trains per hour, first departure: 5:32am - last departure: 0:20am
Tickets are on sale in the stations (it is also possible to buy a ticket in the train, but there is a considerable
price supplement).
Price: 4,30€ (1st class); 2,60 € (2nd class).
From the city to the airport:
Gare du Nord
4 trains per hour, first departure: 4:53am - last departure: 11:21 p.m
Central Station
4 trains per hour, first departure: 4:48am - last departure: 11:16 p.m
Gare du Midi
4 trains per hour, first departure: 4:44 - last departure: 11:12 p.m.
Tickets are on sale in the stations (it is also possible to buy a ticket in the train, but there is a considerable
price supplement). 4,30€ (1st class); 2,60 € (2nd class).
B) Brussels South Airport (Charleroi)
Brussels-South Charleroi airport is located approximately 50 km away from Brussel and operates, mainly
low-cost airlines Ryanair, Wizz Air, FlyOnair, Jetairfly and Jet4you.
http://www.charleroi-airport.com/
How to get to the centre of Brussels from Brussels South Airport Charleroi:
By bus
A bus links Charleroi Brussels-South and the Gare du Midi railway station in Brussels more than 20 times a
day. The shuttle departure point is situated at the junction of rue de France and rue de l'Instruction (follow
"Thalys" exit at the Gare du Midi station).
Charleroi to Brussels: shuttle departs 30 minutes after the Ryanair airline flight arrives at the airport.
One-way ticket fare: 13.00€ (tickets are sold inside the shuttle). Return ticket: 22.00€
Tickets can be purchased on www.voyages-lelan.be, or in the terminal of the airport on in the bus while
departing from Brussels.
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By train
A bus route (route A) permanently links the Charleroi Brussels-South airport with Charleroi railway station.
You can then take the train very easily to Brussels. (Combined ticket 10.00 €)
By taxi
The set price linking Brussels to Charleroi airport is around 85.00 €
C) Railway stations
National Society of Belgian Railways (SNCB). Six major stations serving the Region of Brussels-Capital, all
interconnected.
Any information relating to passenger traffic: Tel: (0) 2 528 28 28
www.sncb.be
Major stations:
Central Station
Carrefour de l'Europe 2 - 1000
Gare du Midi
Rue de France 2-1070
To London: Eurostar / To Paris Thalys / Towards France: TGV
Gare du Luxembourg
Place du Luxembourg - 1040
To Luxembourg
Schuman station
Schuman roundabout - 1040
To the European institutions
Gare du Nord
Vooruitgangstraat 85-1210
To the Netherlands
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II- The Centre Albert Borschette, location of training seminar
The Centre Albert Borschette (rue Froissart, 36) is
located in the EU district of Brussels, 5 minutes’
walk away from the Schuman roundabout and metro
station.
From Brussels national airport (Zaventem) it is about
25 minutes by taxi (but allow 35-45 minutes in rush
hours).
Alternatively, you can take the frequent train service
from the airport to Brussels Gare Centrale/Centraal
Station, which takes about 20 minutes, and then take
a taxi from there (about 10 minutes) or take the
metro (direction Stockel or H. Debroux) and walk
from Schuman.
If arriving by train (including Eurostar and Thalys) at
Brussels Gare du Midi/Zuid Station, you could take a
taxi from there (allow at least 15 minutes) or take the
metro (direction Simonis, change at Arts-Loi/KunstWet, direction Stockel or H. Debroux) and walk
from Schuman.
Address / Access: rue Froissart, 36 - Bruxelles
Metro: Station “Schuman” (Line 1 and 5) 5 minutes’ walk away from the Centre Albert Borschette
To access detailed Googlemap, click on the following link: http://goo.gl/maps/FMg6X
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III- List of hotels
The Centre Albert Borschette (rue Froissart, 36) is located in the EU district of Brussels.
Please visit hotel websites or use one of the following links to book your hotel and check the availabilities
and prices:
http://www.trivago.com/
http://www.booking.com
Your reservation can also be made by phone.
Please find bellow a list of hotels near ENA.
This list is non-exhaustive and does not mean that the mentioned hotels have availabilities at the time of your
stay.
2 stars Hotels
Hôtel Adagio Acces Bruxelles Europe
Rue de l'Industrie 12, 1000 Bruxelles
T: +32 2 2741780 - Fax +32 2/2741781
http://www.adagio-city.com/fr/hotel-8602-adagio-access-brussels-europe/index.shtml
Hôtel du Parlement
Rue du Parnasse 24, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgique
T: +32 2 512 07 13
3 stars hotels
Hôtel Bedford (hotel where the participants from the South are accommodated)
135-137 Rue du Midi, 1000 Brussels
T: +32 2 507 00 00 - Fax: +32 2 507 00 10
http://www.hotelbedford.be
Hôtel Chelton
Rue veronese 48, 1000 Bruxelles
T: +32 2 735 20 32
http://www.chelton.be/
Hôtel Aloft Brussels Schuman
Place Jean Rey, 1000 Bruxelles
T: +32 2 800 08 88
http://www.aloftbruxelles.com/
Hôtel Best Western Royal Centre
Rue Royale 160 - 1000 Bruxelles
T: +32 2 219 00 65
www.royalcentre.be
Appart'Hôtel Citadines Sainte-Catherine Brussels
51, quai au Bois à Brûler, 1000 Bruxelles
T: +32 2 221 14 11
www.citadines.com/en/belgium/brussels/sainte_catherine.html
Hôtel Holiday Inn Brussels – Schuman
Breydelstraat 20-24, 1000 Bruxelles
T: + 32 2 280 40 00
www.holidayinn.com/Brussels-Schuman
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Hôtel La Madeleine
Rue de la Montagne 20-22, 1000 Bruxelles
T: +32.2.513.29.73
www.hotel-la-madeleine.be
Hôtel Chambord
Rue de Namur 82, 1000 Bruxelles
T: +32 2 548 99 10
www.hotel-chambord.be
Hôtel le Berger
Rue du Berger 24, 1050 Bruxelles
T: +32 2 510 83 40
www.lebergerhotel.be
Hôtel du Congrès
Rue du Congrès 42, 1000 Bruxelles
T: +32 2 217 18 90
www.hotelducongres.be
Hôtel Agenda Louise
Rue de Florence 6, 1000 City of Brussels, Belgique
T: +32 2 539 00 31
http://www.hotel-agenda.com/hotels-bruxelles-belgique/tourisme-bruxelles-louise/hotels-bruxelleslouise.htm
Hôtel Argus
Rue Capitaine Crespel 6, 1050 Bruxelles
T: +32 2 514 07 70
www.argus-hotel-brussels.com
Le 9Hotel – Brussels Central
10, rue des Colonies, 1000 Bruxelles
T: + 32 2 504 99 10
www.le9hotel.com/fr/brussels-central
Four Points by Sheraton Brussels
Rue Paul Spaak 15, 1000 Bruxelles
T: +32 2 645 61 11
www.fourpointsbrussels.com
4 stars hotels
Hôtel Thon EU
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 75, 1000 Bruxelles
T: +32 2 700 7878
http://www.thonhotels.be/fr/hotels/countrys/belgique/bruxelles/thon-hotel-eu/
Hôtel Renaissance Brussels
Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels
T: +32 2 505 20 00
www.renaissancebrussels.com
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IV- Travel and commute in Brussels
Most public transport in the Brussels-Capital Region is organized by the STIB (Société des Transports
intercommunaux bruxellois).
The network includes metro lines, which connect the eastern and western districts of the city. Pre-metro lines
(trams in the tunnels) complete the metro service.
Many metro lines also have above ground bus and tram connections. Timetables: from 6am to midnight
STIB offices
Rue Royale 76 | Bruxelles 1000
Info: Tel 070 23 2000
Open from Monday to Friday: 8am - 7pm
Saturday: 8 am - 4 pm
Check www.stib.be
Maps of the network are available free of charge from the information service at the metro stations and at the
welcome desks of the tourist offices: Visitbrussels Town Hall of Brussels, Grand-Place and BIP rue Royale 2
Buying your ticket:
• In the various metro stations and at the STIB information offices
• at many newsagents
• at Brussels International - Tourism, Town Hall, Grand-Place (1-day cards only) and BIP rue Royale 2
Fares:
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single ticket JUMP: 2,50 €
return trip: 4,00€
card for 5 journeys JUMP : 8,00€
card for 10 journeys JUMP: 14,00€
1-day card JUMP: 7,00€
airport line one way ticket: 6,00 € (1 journey purchased inside vehicle)
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V- Useful numbers:
You will find in this section a list of numbers that could be helpful during your stay in Brussels:
The code of Belgium is + 32
In Belgium, landlines numbers have 9 digits, mobile numbers 10 digits
In Brussels, landlines numbers begin with 02; mobile numbers begin with 04.
To call from abroad, do not dial "0" but rather +32 2 (landlines in Brussels) and + 32 4 (mobile numbers).
For a call from a Belgian phone, dial 02 (landlines in Brussels) and the other 7 numbers or dial 04 (mobiles)
followed by the other 8 numbers.
Taxis:
Taxis Orange: Ph. + 32 (0) 2 349 43 43 (24h/24)
Taxis Verts: Ph. +32 (0) 2 349 49 49 (24h/24)
Taxis Bleus: Ph. +32 (0) 2 268 00 00 (24h/24)
Information and emergencies:
Emergencies: 112
Police: 101
Medical help and Firemen: 100
Tourist information:
The tourist information desk VisitBrussels (formerly Brussels International - Tourism and Congress) is
situated in: the Rue Royale, in the BIP offices / the City Hall on the Grand-Place of Brussels / the BruxellesMidi (Brussel Zuid) train station.
The official site of VisitBrussels (www.visitbrussels.be) offers lots of information about: what to discover,
how to eat, to go out or to find accommodation in Brussels.
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VI- Contact persons
The ENA is available to help you prepare your stay and will be in Brussels during your stay for the duration
of the training seminar:
Mr Emmanuel VERGNE
Team Leader of the Project “Information and Training Seminars for Euro-Mediterranean Diplomats”
Head of Tenders and Multilateral Affairs Department of ENA
Spoken languages: French, English, German, Spanish, Romanian
Phone: +33 1 44 41 85 91 (before and after the seminar)
Mobile: +33 6 07 78 50 42 (during the seminar)
Fax: +33 1 44 41 86 19
[email protected]
Mrs Vanessa de FROIDCOURT
Task Manager at the Tenders and Multilateral Affairs Department of ENA
Spoken languages: French, English, Bulgarian, Russian
Phone: +33 1 44 41 85 15 (before and after the seminar)
Mobile: +33 6 07 78 50 41 (during the seminar)
Fax: +33 1 44 41 86 19
[email protected]
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