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Anderlecht
Ranked #300 of 391 things to do in Brussels
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BELGIUM
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78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Insecurity”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

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

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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A hostile place to visit”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 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 their twice and on both occasion it was very intimidating and on one we were spat at by one of the locals.... if you come out of there with your wallet and unscathed you have earned yourself a medal!

Visited June 2012
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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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112 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Big and diverse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 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 windmill. Restaurants like: La Brouette, Chez Rene, La Tribune, Chalet de la Pede, Alain Cornelis and La Tavola.

Visited July 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Not as bad as people make it out to be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 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 in the city centre of Brussels.

Visited May 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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129 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
“Tourists should avoid Anderlecht”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 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 or Midi station, there is no reason for a tourist to go there. This neighborhood can be reached in 1/2 hour on foot from the Grande Place, but there is nothing to see on the walk and a taxi is recommended.

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