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I had heard that this area of Brussels wasn't meant to be nice or safe but as our hotel was located... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2016
Very frightening

I am a strong guy in his early thirties and went for a run in Anderlecht. The area is dirty and... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2015
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9 Feb 2016
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“Very frightening”
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

I had heard that this area of Brussels wasn't meant to be nice or safe but as our hotel was located in this area we had no choice but to be in this location every day. In all I never found this to be dangerous,...More

3  Thank luvbitesnbruises
Reviewed 3 August 2015

I am a strong guy in his early thirties and went for a run in Anderlecht. The area is dirty and dangerous. Stay away. I was about to go into the metro station alone and I had a gang of agressive black guys intimidating me....More

9  Thank underone
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Do not go near this area if you are a tourist. i stayed at the Van Belle hotel which was good but the streets around the hotel are unsafe. My partner had his wallet pick pocketed on the way back to the hotel. The following...More

11  Thank angela a
Reviewed 14 September 2013

wow I never thought so many people could be so aggressive at once. I didn't feel safe for even one single moment!!! and I live in belgium so it's not like I'm afraid of the country

2  Thank Alec W
Reviewed 26 February 2013

Not a place where you feel comfortable... Insecurity, tags, squats. Another example of the multiculturality in Brussel.

3  Thank nofx134
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Really not a place to be a visitor at all. Eevery city has it's bad neighbourhoods - this is Brussels' worst. Go there at your peril. There are parts of this neighbourhood that even the armed Belgian police avoid. I have had reason to go...More

4  Thank GS_Gecko
Reviewed 20 July 2012

Rue Wayez is open on Sundays (all types of stores). Westland Shopping is open until 7:30pm with a lot of ships and a grocery store too. Erasmus museum and gardens are beautiful. Bike riding along the canal. Walks around the Pede area ponds. A working...More

2  Thank Teresa N
Reviewed 20 May 2012

As an Anderlecht local, I agree that the city has it's rough spots. However, it has a few hidden gems that are worth while. The locals are friendly and I feel safer walking around in my neighbourhood Cureghem than I do when I walk around...More

6  Thank VisitSeya
Reviewed 8 April 2007

Anderlecht has a few museums, including Cantillon, but this is a rough area of a Brussels. It is not a place to get lost or otherwise wander without a specific destination, and Anderlecht is best avoided altogether at night. Unless your destination is a museum...More

8  Thank JK01
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