City services closed on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 May

On Thursday 26 May (holiday) and Friday 27 May 2022 (bridge day), the City services will be closed. You can still request your documents online and on the citizen portal MyBXL, or make an appointment.


Alcohol ban in the centre of Brussels

Since Tuesday 5 October 2021, the ban on the consumption of alcoholic drinks in public spaces has been extended to a larger part of the city centre of Brussels, 24 hours a day.

From 5 October 2021 to 5 October 2022, the consumption of alcoholic beverages (distilled or fermented, whether or not mixed) is prohibited in public places (in any quantity, 24 hours a day) within the following zone:

The consumption of alcoholic beverages will only be permitted on terraces with a license and at events authorized or organized by the City of Brussels.


A violation is punished with a municipal administrative fine of a maximum of 350 euros. The fine is increased in case of a repeat within 2 years after the imposition of an administrative fine, without ever being able to exceed the sum of 350 euros.


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Created on 30/01/2020 (modified on 06/10/2021)