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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #260 on: June 20, 2019, 12:42:47 AM »
There is nothing worth seeing in Brussels
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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #261 on: August 11, 2019, 11:35:10 AM »
Are there kosher waffles in Antwerp?

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #262 on: November 19, 2019, 04:08:07 PM »
How much would a taxi be from Antwerp to:
Schiphol airport?
Orly Airport?
Endhoven Airport?
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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #263 on: November 19, 2019, 04:42:07 PM »
How much would a taxi be from Antwerp to:
Schiphol airport?
Orly Airport?
Endhoven Airport?
Why would you not take the train?

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #264 on: November 19, 2019, 04:54:50 PM »
Why would you not take the train?
Ams is approx $200

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #265 on: November 20, 2019, 02:08:14 AM »
Why would you not take the train?
There are no trains that get in for a  6-7AM flight out.

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #266 on: November 20, 2019, 07:07:30 AM »
There are no trains that get in for a  6-7AM flight out.
It's at least a 2 hour drive, so once you add in 2 hours minimum getting to the airport before your flight, you're talking about leaving at 2AM - might as well go the night before.

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #267 on: November 20, 2019, 10:34:55 AM »
It's at least a 2 hour drive, so once you add in 2 hours minimum getting to the airport before your flight, you're talking about leaving at 2AM - might as well go the night before.
Not if you are in for a wedding.
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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #268 on: June 06, 2021, 11:17:33 AM »
Does anyone have experience taking the TGV from Paris to Brussels. Do they check passports?

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #269 on: June 06, 2021, 11:37:40 AM »
Brussels basically has very little to see unless you want to see a statue of a boy peeing
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What is up with that??

When I went (the week of the 2016 airport bombing) we got stalked and chased by a band of Arabs so it was fun :)
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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #270 on: June 06, 2021, 05:39:10 PM »
Does anyone have experience taking the TGV from Paris to Brussels. Do they check passports?

Itís technically not TGV but thalys.

I havenít done it since COVID but pre COVID ID checks were on board of the train. Make sure to be there a few min before as you have to go through metal detectors (since one of the terrorist attacks a few years ago)

Otherwise very nice train and very smooth trip

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #271 on: July 31, 2021, 07:19:43 PM »

They check,  also for covid tests.
Does anyone have experience taking the TGV from Paris to Brussels. Do they check passports?

They do, and also check four covid tests.

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #272 on: May 27, 2022, 08:38:54 AM »
Have a six hour stop over two separate tickets though... Have to recheck my luggage. Anywhere to leave in the airport? I'm assuming I can't check in 6 hours before my next flight?

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #273 on: May 27, 2022, 09:12:01 AM »
Have a six hour stop over two separate tickets though... Have to recheck my luggage. Anywhere to leave in the airport? I'm assuming I can't check in 6 hours before my next flight?

Brussels Airport has self-service baggage lockers on level 0 of the terminal, near the bus station. See: https://www.brusselsairport.be/en/passengers/at-the-airport/services/overview/luggage-lockers

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #274 on: November 20, 2022, 10:10:53 AM »
What are my chances of having a minyan in Brussels Airport before a flight to TLV? 9:40 flight, so no chance of anyone local being able to daven in Antwerp before the flight (I will be on a stopover from JFK).

Also, if there will be a minyan, will they generally be by the gate or in the shul? (I don't know how accessible the shul is from the Non Schengen gates).

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #275 on: November 21, 2022, 01:45:26 PM »
What are my chances of having a minyan in Brussels Airport before a flight to TLV? 9:40 flight, so no chance of anyone local being able to daven in Antwerp before the flight (I will be on a stopover from JFK).

Also, if there will be a minyan, will they generally be by the gate or in the shul? (I don't know how accessible the shul is from the Non Schengen gates).

as people cant daven in antwerp u should have minyan in airport , shul is accessible once u pass passport , its on second floor by the stores

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #276 on: November 29, 2022, 12:58:36 PM »
as people cant daven in antwerp u should have minyan in airport , shul is accessible once u pass passport , its on second floor by the stores
There indeed was minyan in the shul during my stopovers in both directions. Thank you.

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #277 on: November 29, 2022, 03:18:27 PM »
There indeed was minyan in the shul during my stopovers in both directions. Thank you.
Any specific times or just when 10 people got together?

Did you have to go through customs to get to the shul?

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Re: Brussels, Belgium Master Thread
« Reply #278 on: December 02, 2022, 12:40:21 PM »
Any specific times or just when 10 people got together?

Did you have to go through customs to get to the shul?
No specific time, but both days it started around 8am. Given the flights to NY leave around 10:00 and the flight to TLV around 9:40, it happens to work out best at that time and everone kind of showed up about the same time.

This is accessible from the B gates (just above the Duty Free Shops), and is after immigration and security. Meaning that once you are in the airport departure area (B Gates, non Schengen), you will not have to go through immigration or security to go to the shul or from the shul to the gates.