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Public Toilets

Do you have to pay for the use of public toilets in Brussels? If so, how much are they?

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< Do you have to pay for the use of public toilets in Brussels? >

Normally yes.

< If so, how much are they? >

Typically €0.40. €0.50 at the railway stations. There is usually an attendant who will give you change if you don't have the right coins.

Brussels City Environment Department has thoughtfully posted a list of their locations online:

http://www.brussels.be/artdet.cfm?id=4032&

http://www.brussels.be/artdet.cfm/6278

http://www.brussels.be/artdet.cfm/6193

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Thanks for the information.

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4. Re: Public Toilets

indeed, there are not many public toilets in Brussels - and the ones in metro stations keep "shop" hours which means they are closed on Sundays. Museums are good, if you are in the neighbourhood of one - none of these charge and there are always toilets outside the area you have to pay to access (in the case of the Beaux Arts museum, from the Place Royale entrance go past the bookshop and up a few steps, they are on the right). All branches of the Galeria Inno department store have toilets and these can also be found in shopping centres such as City 2 (on the 1st floor near the entrance to Inno) and the Woluwe Shopping Centre.

Some restaurants/cafés in addition to McDonalds DO charge: e.g. the Drug Opéra and Falstaff - basically wherever there is an attendant, you are expected to pay.

Hotels have increasingly made their toilets accessible only by asking for the key/entrance code at the bar (Méridien, Métropole) or (at the Pâtisserie Paul near Anspach exit from De Brouckère metro station) by asking the counter-staff to flick the switch - as a means of restricting access to customers/hotel guests. Ones that haven't yet done this are the Sheraton at Rogier (go up the escalator as if going to the restaurant, but turn left at the top instead of right) and The Hotel (formerly Brussels Hilton) at Louise - just before the entrance to the ground floor Café d'Egmont.

Men are rather better served than women, although pissoirs have been closing down: there is still one against the wall of the St.Catherine church, though.

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5. Re: Public Toilets

it is a bit of an old fashioned hangover btu basically go where you like but keep some small change a coule of euros and all will be well i wouldnet go too far ,especially with kids to find a free toilet, not a big problem think of it as o\]local colour.

they will give you change if you want it

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