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During New Year's Eve it is traditionally very busy in the centre of Brussels. The fireworks attract many spectators and many people want to countdown to 2015 at the Place de Brouckère or the Grand-Place.
In the centre of Brussels New Year's Eve will attract many people around the:
The fireworks will be shot from the Place De Brouckère during a big show.
Countdown clock and parties
On the screen of the Place de Brouckère [plan] a clock will count down to 2015.
An overview of the big New Year's Eve parties in Brussels can be found at:
Transport in Brussels
It is thus advisable to use the Brussels public transport (STIB). This STIB transport is free from midnight till 5:30 am.
Go to the city centre via the Central Station or the Comte de Flandre (metro 1 and 5), Anneessens and Rogier (tram 3 and 4). Depart also from these stations for the return trip after the fireworks.
The four metro and tram lines 3, 4, 7, 19, 39, 92 (only between Schaerbeek station and Dieweg), 93 (only between Cimetière de Jette and Legrand) and 94 (only between Louise and Marie-José) will ride till 2 am in the morning.
The Noctis night buses ride from midnight to 5 am. Because of the huge crowds downtown, the buses will not be serving the city centre (Pentagon) till 1:30 am. From 1:30 am all Noctis buses have their terminus at the Central Station.
Movements can be confined in the city centre if it is too crowded.
Due to the party at the Place de Brouckère, the stations De Brouckère, Saine-Catherine and Bourse wille close at 11 pm.
Party at the webcams
If you want to party from a distance, you can visit the webcams of the City of Brussels:
Rue Royale 76
Maps of the new Pentagon circulation plan
The maps of the new mobility plan for the Pentagon (city centre) got an update in January 2015. Discover the maps with the comfort zone, the city cycling network, the bus routes and the circulation plan.