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.
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.
During the festival, Pro Velo will be offering city bicycles for hire for €28 per weekend*.
*you must pay a deposit of €150 per bike (in cash or by Visa credit card) for the hire period.
Info and reservations -
Mention your participation in the BANAD festival to benefit from the discount.
You can hire bicycles during the weekends of the festival from:
Blue Bike: at 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:
Jump (electric bikes)
Billy bike (electric bikes)
ICR (Regional Cycle Routes)
To travel around Brussels without using a public transport card, you can cycle along the ICR (Regional Cycle Routes), a network of marked routes that link up the city's districts. The routes run along converted streets and specially built cycle paths and are indicated by this sign:
Getting around on public transport
A 10-journey card (costing €15) 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.