Brussels Warnings and Dangers
Brussels is a beautiful city to visit, but when traveling it is smart to heed the warnings of others and stay vigilant. Avoid dangers in Brussels and stay safe with these tips.
It is always prudent to cautious when out after dark. At night, avoid the Brussels Red Light District, located near the Gare du Nord Station, due to possible drug activity and prostitution. You may also want to avoid train stations and bus depots due to the possibility of pickpockets attempting to target on travelers.
Pickpockets can be a problem in Brussels, especially in crowded areas and tourist landmarks. Avoid pulling money out for anyone begging on the street, and keep your personal items close to your body in zippered wallets and purses, if possible.
Some travelers warn against using a shuttle service called Charleroitransfer to book transportation due to inconsistent pricing and missed pick-up times. If you are hailing a cab, confirm the fare and mileage if possible before you start your ride, and pay attention to the meter. Always note the taxi number in the event you accidently leave personal property behind. Without the taxi number, you will not be able to retrieve your personal items.
Beware of a scam at crowded stores where a man who appears to be with his wife and child asks to look at your money before he changes his own. The man then grabs the money you show him and discreetly skims some for himself while he appears to be examining it. It happens quickly and many don’t realize they’ve been robbed until the perpetrator is long gone.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings and dangers in Brussels.