Practical information

Dates and opening hours

  • Friday 15 October 2021 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday 16 October 2021 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 17 October 2021 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m

Admission to the Festival

FREE ADMISSION, ON PRESENTATION OF THE COVID SAFE TICKET FROM 12 YEARS OLD. An entrance ticket is, therefore, not necessary.

Check the different possibilities to obtain your certificate on the site covidsafe.be.

In accordance with current federal government COVID regulations, the festival organisation will be using the COVID SAFE TICKET, which is mandatory for all events to be attended by more than 3000 people.

In order to gain access to the festival, each festival-goer (aged 12 and over) must have a Covid Safe Ticket. This means, however, that you will not need to wear a mask as a visitor and you do not need to keep a distance of 1.5m from others. Children under 12 years old are exempt from having to present a Covid Safe Ticket.

Before entering the event (car park & queue), the preventive safety measures, including wearing a mask and keeping a distance, will still apply.

Rapid testing center
A rapid testing center will be set up at the entrance of the Festival during opening hours (free test for -18 years old / 15 euros for + 18 years old).

Friday Schools Day
The Covid Safe Ticket will not be implemented for school groups, regardless of the age of the students in the group. The accompanying persons of these groups (teachers, educators, parents...) will be considered as part of the school group and will not have to present a covid safe ticket either. The wearing of a mask (from 12 years old) and the respect of barrier gestures will have to be respected.
For the Friday Schools Day, school groups can access a number of workshops with and without prior booking. Places for workshops that require prior booking can be reserved through the ticket office(UPDATE 13/10/2021 : prior booking closed).

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to ilovescience@visit.brussels.

How to get there

Brussels Expo (Palais 11) - Avenue de Miramar, entrance D1 - 1020 Brussels

Plan 2021

By public transport

  • Metro: Line 6 direction Roi Baudouin - stop Heysel
  • STIB bus: Buses 88 and 84 direction Heysel - stop Heysel
  • Tram: Tram 7 direction Heysel - stop Heysel

By train

To reach Brussels Expo from Brussels South Station, take metro line 6, direction Roi Baudouin, and get off at Heysel station.  This journey takes about 15 minutes.

From Brussels Central station, take metro line 5 towards Erasmus or line 1 towards Gare de l'Ouest.  At Beekkant station, take line 6 towards Roi Baudouin station and get off at Heysel station. This journey takes about 20 minutes.

By car

  • Coming from Antwerp (E19), Namur (E411) or Liège (E40): take the RO ring road in the direction of Ghent-Ostend (E40). Take exit 7A and follow the ‘Expo’ signs.
  • Coming from Ghent (E40) or Mons/Charleroi (E19): take the RO ring road in the direction of Zaventem-Namur/Namen.  Take exit 7A and follow the ‘Expo’ signs.
  • Coming from Antwerp-Boom (A12): take the RO ring road in the direction of Ghent- Ostend (E40) - Mons/Bergen-Charleroi (E19).    Take exit 7A and follow the ‘Expo’ signs.

Parking

Brussels Expo offers more than 12,000 parking spaces.  The paying car parks are easily accessible and located in the immediate vicinity of the various halls.

The B, T and M car parks are automated and accessible 24/7. The car parks have a maximum height of 2m10. Car park E (closest to entrance D1 of Palais 11) will also be available at the weekend. They cost €10 for the day.

Address:

  • Car park E: Avenue de Miramar 1020 Brussels (the weekend)
  • Car park M: Place de Belgique 1020 Brussels
  • Car parks B & T: Avenue Impératrice Charlotte 1020 Brussels

Bicycle parking

On the Brussels Expo site, there are plenty of bicycle parking facilities.Bicycle parking facilities will be available on Avenue de Miramar in front of Palais 11 (in car park E at entrance D1).

Mobility - Accessibility

We are doing our utmost to make the event accessible to persons with reduced mobility. Brussels Expo has many access points for persons with disabilities. Adapted entrances and lifts make it easy to get around.

A car park will be available for persons with reduced mobility on Avenue de Miramar in front of Palais 11 (in car park E at entrance D1).

Catering

There will be a catering area offering light refreshments at the festival site, in compliance with the COVID-19 regulations in force.

Cloakroom

A cloakroom will be available on the festival site against a fee, COVID-19 regulations permitting.