Travelling to Brussels from abroad

If you are travelling from another country to Brussels for the festival :

Travel in complete comfort with Thalys from Paris, the Amsterdam or Cologne to Brussels Midi Station.

Over the last 20 years, Thalys has become more than just a brand, a European symbol. Operating between France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, Thalys travels across territories rich in history and culture. Faithful to its commitment in the field of culture, Thalys is proud to be involved in the 2019 Brussels Art Nouveau & Art Deco Festival.

Direct journeys from Paris to Brussels take one hour and 22 minutes and from Amsterdam or Cologne to Brussels about one hour and 50 minutes. You'll be arriving at Brussels Midi Station.

Information and/or bookings via the internet on, on the Thalys app as well as all other normal Thalys sales channels and in travel agencies.

Getting around Brussels

To get to the different buildings that will be open for visitors during the festival, we recommend that you leave your car at home. Instead, you could use a bicycle or public transport because they are usually faster than driving and you will avoid losing time looking for parking spaces near each building.

Bicycle promotion

Cycling is an ideal way to travel between the various districts where the festival is being held.

It offers an unequaled sense of freedom, and it allows you to admire the different facets and the atmosphere of the city while being out in the fresh air. It is neither too fast nor too slow and is an easy way to travel from the city centre to the suburbs.

On a bicycle, you can choose your own itinerary and stops, while pedalling at your own speed, off the beaten track.

Pro Velo

During the festival, Pro Velo will be offering city bicycles for hire for €24 per weekend*. As their bicycle depot is closed at weekends at that time of year, you will only be able to pick up bikes on a Friday and return them the following Monday (from 10am to 1.30pm and from 2pm to 5pm on both days).

* you must pay a deposit of €150 per bike (in cash or by Visa credit card) for the hire period. 

During the weekend of 23 and 24 March 2019 from 10 am until 6 pm, you will exceptionally have the opportunity to rent bikes for a day at the courtyard of BIP (Brussels Info Place, Rue royale 2-4, 1000 Brussels).

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Hiring places

You can hire bicycles during the weekends of the festival from:

Blue Bikeat every Belgian railway station (SNCB/ NMBS) - for more info

Villo: at all Villo bike docking stations (the public bike rental service in the Brussels Region) - for more info

Alternatively, you could also rent a bike through an app on your smartphone:


Billy bike (electric bikes)

Getting around on public transport

A 10-journey card (costing €14) per person should cover all your journeys each weekend. The card is valid on journeys on the STIB bus, tram and metro network. The festival website and each weekend's programme list the nearest public transport stop and routes for each building.

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