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When is gay pride in Brussels?

Gay pride in Brussels, also known as The Belgian Pride, usually takes place in mid-May each year. So, mark your calendars and don't miss the fabulous parade and parties! 🏳️🌈

Are there any other annual or recurring gay events in Brussels?

Besides Gay pride, Brussels has some other fabulous annual gay events such as La Demence, a huge monthly gay dance party, and Revelation Brussels, a sexy LGBTQ+ party held every two months.

Is there a gay sauna in Brussels?

Oh, honey, Brussels has got you steamy and covered! Two popular gay saunas are La Griffe and Macho. For more options, check out the full list of saunas in Brussels.

Where are the gay bars in Brussels?

Brussels' gay bars are mainly located in the areas of Saint-Jacques and around Grand Place. Some fabulous bars include La Reserve, Le Belgica, and Station BXL. For a full list, explore the bars and clubs in Brussels.

Is there a gay district or area in Brussels?

Yes, darlings! Brussels' gay district is called Saint-Jacques, located in the heart of the city near the Grand Place. You'll find plenty of LGBTQ+ friendly bars, clubs, and cafes in the area.

How do I get to the city from the airport when traveling to Brussels?

To get to the city from Brussels Airport, you can choose from trains, buses, or taxis. The train takes around 20 minutes and costs approximately €9. The Airport Line bus takes around 30 minutes, and a taxi ride can cost around €40-€45.

How do I best get around in Brussels?

The best ways to get around Brussels are by public transport (metro, trams, and buses), bicycles or walking. Public transport is affordable, with a single trip costing around €2.10. Bicycles and walking are eco-friendly and enjoyable ways to explore the city.

Is there a gay fetish community in Brussels?

Oh, you naughty traveler! Brussels indeed has a thriving gay fetish community. One of the popular cruising bars is the Stammbar, known for its edgy, kinky atmosphere. Check out other venues and events in town, where you can get your freak on while making new friends. Remember, sharing is caring! 😉

Is there a gay or gay friendly hotel in Brussels?

There are plenty of gay and gay-friendly hotels in Brussels that'll welcome you with open arms! You can find a list of fabulous options here.

What are the top attractions to see in Brussels?

  • Grand Place: A stunning UNESCO World Heritage site and a must-see for its breathtaking architecture.

  • Atomium: A unique structure built for the 1958 World Exhibition, offering panoramic views of the city.

  • Manneken Pis: A cheeky statue of a little boy peeing - a quirky symbol of Brussels.

  • Royal Palace and Park: A magnificent palace surrounded by lush gardens, perfect for a regal stroll.

  • Museum of Fine Arts: A fabulous museum featuring works by great European masters, including Van Dyck, Bruegel, and Rubens.

Can you suggest some LGBTQ+-themed landmarks or historical sites to visit in Brussels?

  • Rainbow House Brussels: Home to several LGBTQ+ organizations and a vibrant spot for events and activities.

  • Carine & Michèle Memorial: A memorial plaque dedicated to two lesbian activists who were murdered in 1997, symbolizing Brussels' fight against homophobia and violence.

What is the best time of year to visit Brussels for gay travelers?

The best time to visit Brussels for gay travelers is during the warmer months of May to September, when you can make the most out of the city's outdoor attractions, events, and festivals. Don't forget to time your visit around The Belgian Pride in mid-May for an unforgettable experience!

Are there any LGBTQ+ meetups or social groups that we can join during our stay?

Yes, there's a variety of LGBTQ+ meetups and social groups in Brussels! You can find them through Facebook groups,, or by asking locals at LGBTQ-friendly venues. There are groups and activities catering to various interests, from sports to culture and everything in between.

Are there popular dating apps or websites used more commonly by the LGBTQ+ community in Brussels?

Popular dating apps used by the LGBTQ+ community in Brussels include Grindr, Scruff, Hornet, and Tinder. There are also websites such as Planetromeo and Gaydar for those who prefer browsing on their computers.

Are there any LGBTQ+ friendly language courses or conversation groups in Brussels?

There are several language schools in Brussels that offer courses and conversation groups in a welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ students. Just do a quick search or ask around at popular LGBTQ venues, and you'll find the perfect language course to suit your needs.

What are the laws and regulations regarding public displays of affection for LGBTQ+ couples in Brussels?

Belgium, including Brussels, is one of the most progressive countries in Europe when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights. Public displays of affection (kissing, holding hands, etc.) are legal and generally well-accepted. However, some conservative-minded individuals might still frown upon it. So, feel free to hold hands and smooch away, but be cautious and mindful of the surroundings, just like any other couple!

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