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NEWS: Opening Shopping Complex

Brussels has a new shopping center! The name of this brand-new complex is Docks Bruxsel. It’s located right on the canal in the North of the city and it boasts 110 stores that “promise a truly original urban experience combining leisure activities with shops, food, culture and entertainment.” It also has ads 8 cinema screens to our city, offers free wifi and phone recharging points, and can be used as a dedicated events venue. Docks Bruxsel is located at about 3 kilometers North from Yser. Although that would be too far too walk for most people, it’s easy to get there by bicycle. It has space for hundreds of bikes and even 40 Villos. Buses 47 and 58 stop in front of the shopping complex, while also trams 3 and 7 halt there. If you happen to come by car, no worries a...

NEWS: Too much sirens noise

Brussels is not exactly a calm city when it comes to noise made by the sirens of emergency services (policy, ambulance, fire department and energy companies). The collective “Stop Sirens” believes they are too often used unnecessarily (links to Dutch article on The Brussels government will study this problem and reports on it early 2017. What do you think about the usage of sirens by for instance the Brussels police? Are they using it too often and/or unnecessarily? Are the sirens too loud? Should there be stricter rules for emergency services? Join the conversation!

NEWS: Brussels drops 6 spots

Within half a year after the 22 March attacks Brussels airport has lost over 10% of its passengers compared to last year. As a result it has dropped out of the list of 20th busiest European airports. Read The Bulletin article here. Have you visited the airport since? What are your experiences? Do you opt for alternative airports? Or do you even choose an alternative mode of transportation. Join the conversation here on the Expat Club website.