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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 2014 on 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 Mont des Arts.
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Countdown clock and parties
On the screen of the Place de Brouckère [plan] a clock will count down to 2014, from 26 December at 6 pm.
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:
The metro and streetcars serve the centre till 2 am:
- metro lines 1, 2, 5 and 6 ride every 10 minutes from midnight to 1 am, every 15 minutes between 1 am and 2 am
- streetcars 3 and 4 ride every 7.5 minutes from midnight to 1 am, every 15 minutes from 1 am to 2 am
- streetcars 7, 19, 39, 92 and 94 ride from midnight to 2 am, every 20 minutes (tram 92 only rides between Louise and Dieweg, tram 94 only between Louise and Marie-José)
The Noctis night buses ride from midnight to 5 am, every 30 minutes (every 15 minutes on the N08, N09 and N10 lines). Because of the huge crowds downtown, the buses will not be serving the city centre (Pentagon) till 1:30 am.
Movements can be confined in the city centre if it is too crowded.
Party at the webcams
If you want to party from a distance, you can visit the webcams of the City of Brussels:
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Rue Royale 76
Disrupted access to the Administrative Centre
On 29 and 30 September and 1 October 2014, the Population and Identity Cards services (2nd floor of the Administrative Centre) will be exceptionally closed due to works.