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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

Find out more in the "Travel and Accommodation" section of our FAQs.

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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.

Find out more in the "Travel and Accommodation" section of our FAQs.

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GETTING AROUND BRUSSELS

Brussels is a walkable city. The festival venues  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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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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