Belgian bike security

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martin113
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Belgian bike security

Postby martin113 » 2 Mar 2015, 7:49pm

Does anyone know if there are guarded bike parks in Belgian cities as there are in Netherlands cities? Especially Antwerp and Brussels. And also Luxembourg, though it's not in Belgium of course.

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Re: Belgian bike security

Postby Vorpal » 3 Mar 2015, 9:27am

There are some, but they aren't as common in Belgium as the Netherlands.

http://www.fietsenwerk.be/nl/welkom-18.htm has some information about bicycle facilities in French or Flemish. I haven't tried google translate on it, but if it doesn't work, you can select that text, and translate that directly.

This page has general parking information http://www.fietsenwerk.be/nl/diensten-8 ... service=61

Unfortunately it doesn't always say what type of parking is available. This site http://www.mobielbrussel.irisnet.be/art ... modaliteit also has some information.

Two or maybe 3 of Brussels' train stations have guarded cycle parking. Information about them is available from the Belgian Rail site (in English) http://www.belgianrail.be/en/stations-a ... ation.aspx I'm not sure about Antwerp, but I would expect at least the central station to to have it.

The phrase to google is 'bewaakte fietsenstalling' plus your location of interest. Maybe Dutch speakers on here can make other suggestions.
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Re: Belgian bike security

Postby BE1 » 3 Mar 2015, 7:56pm

martin113 wrote:Does anyone know if there are guarded bike parks in Belgian cities as there are in Netherlands cities? Especially Antwerp and Brussels. And also Luxembourg, though it's not in Belgium of course.



Following on from Vorpal, Antwerp main station has a very large underground cycle park. The main train station in Antwerp and the main Brussels stations also have cycle points, these do repairs sell bits and pieces etc, as a tourist if you ask nicely they may look after your bike for a couple of hours.

In Brussels there are currently enough soldiers around the European institutions that the racks there are pretty safe :D