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PLAN YOUR STAY

GETTING TO BRUSSELS

Over 60 million people in Europe can get to Brussels in less than two hours.

Did you know: for distances under 700 km, trains are faster than planes, and they emit over 50% less CO2!

High speed rail: Thalys, Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF TGV 

Night trains

Intercity buses: Flixbus

Air travel: Brussels Airlines

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STAYING IN BRUSSELS

More than 6000 rooms are no more than a 15 minute stroll away from the festival venues.

Choirs and singers will have access to discounted hotels near the festival venue during sign-up. The hotels will be selected with a focus on LGBTQI+-friendliness, easy access for people with reduced mobility, affordability and commitment to sustainable development.

Homestay options will also be on offer.

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GETTING AROUND BRUSSELS

Brussels is a walkable city. Square, Bozar and our open-air events are all in the historic city-centre, easily accessible on public transport.

Brussels public transport authority (STIB) provides varied ticket options (single trip, 5 day pass, 10 journey pass) and has a wide network (metro, train, tram and bus).

Bike and scooter sharing: Villo / Bolt / Tier / Dott

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Festival Venues , Grand Place , LGBTQIA+ District , Belgian Fries , Manneken Pis , Museums , Royal Palace , Park , Parliament

BRUSSELS IS THE CAPITAL OF A COUNTRY THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A TRAILBLAZER ON LGBTQI+ RIGHTS

LGBTQI+ LIFE IN BRUSSELS

Belgium was the second country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage and ranked second in the 2023 Rainbow Index of European countries.

The Saint-Jacques district, a short walk from the festival venue, has several very lively LGBTQI+ bars and restaurants.

The eclectic and creative nightlife scene has events to suit all styles and tastes.

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VISITING BRUSSELS

The capital of Europe, Brussels is a manageable size and has been acknowledged as one of the greenest cities in Europe.

Brussels is a crossroads of cultures, with 185 nationalities and 105 languages spoken. The people of Brussels will surprise you with their diversity, their infectious kindness, and their non-judgemental outlook. They are easygoing, down to earth and don’t take themselves too seriously.

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