Our home is located on a large Boulevard that has easy connections to Brussels’ main airports (Zaventem & BXL-Charleroi) as well as international train / bus stations. All of Belgium’s other major cities (Bruges, Ghent, and Antwerp for Flandres - Liège, Charleroi and Mons for Wallonia) and even the remotest tourist area’s (The North Sea in the North - Ardennes in the South) can be reached in less than two-hour train rides. Depending on your use, Belgian railways (NMBS/SNCB) offer various formulas and online services. Info here: http://www.belgianrail.be/en/Default.aspx
Our home can be easely reached by car and you can find parking space in our street.
But we always uses our bikes or the plubic transport. In our street we have the metrostation Ribeaucourt. It is 2 stops from the centre. Best is to buy a week pass and always validate any transit on any vehicle!
Gare du Nord train station is only a few km away from our place. Our address is connected with all available public (METRO city-BUS TRAM) and all commercial / TAXI transport system (at almost all hours of the day). Best reference to asking for directions is RIBAUCOURT (metro station). Our street is located opposite of RIBAUCOURT METRO STATION’s EXIT and our building at 100 m from that same EXIT on AVENUE ALBERT II). One station further is SIMONIS METRO STATION which is a TRANSIT STATION for the two most important underground lines (1 & 2). Together they connect the entire city (cultural and economical hotspots).
Depending on your urban biking skills and cycling experience, there are different rental bike options. Easiest, most diverse and best quality option probably is http://www.cyclo.org/en, but there are many alternatives, just send me your preferences and I'll give u all necessary info. If u don't like or dare to ride a bike, just walk short distances and/or use public transport for longer trips. Cars are good for trips to peripheral green zones such as De Plantentuin in Meise, Hallerboos or Zonienwoud or other cities, but of no real use in the city center.
Brussels has many secrets and after living here for almost twenty years there isn't a week that goes by without discovering new and exciting things/places/people.
(NOTE: Brussels’ streets always have two names: one french and one dutch - most people, taxi drivers and other delivery services use/know/prefer rather French than Dutch addresses.
THE APARTMENT AND NEIGHBORHOOD
Our place is good located, nearby lots of Parcs: TOUR N TAXIS, Park van KOEKELBERG, Laarbeekbaos Jette (perfect with kids). It's also nearby the KANAL, the water zone. In the summer there is a beach for kids.
Brussel has his typical quartiers with there typical diversity; Flamish street, Europien quartier, Chinees quartier, molenbeek, sint gilles, mantongne, marollen....
You can find al the information on VISIT BRUSSELS.