Which cities to visit from Brussels-Midi?
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The Brussels-Midi station is the largest train station in Brussels and offers the possibility to reach numerous destinations in Belgium and Europe.
You can reach Germany and more precisely Cologne in less than two hours thanks to Thalys. Here you can visit the shops that are selling its famous water, marvel at the architecture of its cathedral, visit one of its 42 museums and taste its local Kölish beer.
Heading to England, London is only two hours from Brussels-Midi with Eurostar! Discover this attractive and surprising city, and don’t forget to watch the changing of the guards in front of the Buckingham Palace, to stroll through the British Museum, to take a selfie with the Big Ben and to escape time with a walk through the Hyde Park.
France and its famous gastronomy are accessible in only 1h20! After your arrival at the Gare du Nord station in Paris, go to the center to marvel at the night illumination of the Tour Eiffel, walk on the most beautiful avenue in the world (les Champs-Elysées), appreciate a wonderful view from the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower and finish the day with a meal in a wine bar accompanied by a French cheese platter.
Heading to the Netherlands, the city of Amsterdam, the capital of sustainable mobility, is located less than hours from Brussels! Enjoy the richness of the Van Gogh and Rembrandt museums, take the time for a bike ride in the ecological district of GWL-Terrein, taste the real hollandaise sauce in a restaurant in the city and visit the Anne Franck house.
Luxembourg is accessible in 3h20 with InterCity. Discover the small district « Grund », get lost in the tunnels (casemates) of the Bock, walk on the Chemin de la Corniche (nicknamed «the most beautiful balcony of Europe», and visit the Vianden Castle.
Prepare your stay in advance and get the best prices for travelling. If you come by car to the Brussels-Midi station, you can easily park after making an online reservation. The station has a covered car park located below the Place Horta with direct access to the station (Entry Rue de France at Rue de France 40 or entry Tour du Midi at Rue Ernest Blérot 1), open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
3 public transportation companies share the country’s network and serve the Brussels-Midi station: the STIB (Network exclusively for Brussels), De Lijn (Network in Flanders and certain parts of Brussels) and the TEC (Network in Wallonia and in certain parts of Brussel). For more information, visit this page.