Fireworks - New Year's Eve

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On Sunday 31 December 2023 at the Place des Palais.

The City of Brussels celebrates New Year's Eve with fireworks at the Place des Palais.

Access will be possible from 11 pm. The organisers invite spectators to enter via one of the three zones:

  • zone A: the Place des Palais, with access via the Rue Royale (at the intersection with the Place des Palais)
  • Zone B: Place du Trône, with access via Porte de Namur/Boulevard du Régent
  • Zone C: Parc de Bruxelles, with two accesses: via Rue Royale and Rue de la Loi (at the intersection with Rue Ducale)

To ensure that access to these areas is as smooth as possible, checks will be carried out at the entrances: backpacks and large objects will be prohibited. The same will apply to glass bottles, dangerous objects and the private use of firecrackers and fireworks, by police order.

Various streets will be closed:

From 2 pm: Place des Palais

From 8 pm:

  • Rue Ducale between Rue de la Loi and Boulevard du Régent
  • Rue Royale between Rue de la Loi and Place Royale
  • Boulevard du Régent between Rue Lambermont and Rue Ducale
  • Avenue des Arts between Rue du Luxembourg and Rue Belliard
  • Rue Montoyer between Rue du Commerce and Avenue des Arts
  • Rue de la Pépinière between Rue du Namur and Place du Trône

The organisers strongly encourage spectators to get to the event by public transport.

Several STIB lines will be reinforced and extended:

  • Metros, trams and buses will be free of charge from midnight to 5:30 am
  • Noctis buses and tram 81 will run from midnight to 5 am
  • Metro and tram lines, as well as the T-bus shuttle buses currently replacing some tram lines, will run until 2:30 am, as will some additional buses this year

The Parc (from 8 pm) and Trône (from 10 pm) metro stations will be closed.

More info:

External site STIB


A reminder: as cycling is also a possibility, bicycle racks will be installed at the Place Royale and Boulevard du Régent, between Porte de Namur and Place du Trône.

An area will be provided for people with reduced mobility, with access via the bottom of the Place des Palais on the Rue Royale side.

Map - New Year's Eve 2024 in Brussels

For realtime information about security, follow the Brussels Capital Ixelles police zone:

External site @zpz_polbru (#BXL#NYE)

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