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Dear all, I'm moving to Brussels in July and will be working near Montgomery. I've seen a Duplex near square Ambiorix and fell IN LOVE with it
Could you tell me whether this area is safe? I mean crime wise. FYI I live in Argentina where you are killed for a cellphone or a pair of sneakers or you are raped and killed and thrown in a garbage bag. This is the kind of crime I want to avoid

sohcahtoa

It's a bit quiet (which does mean there are generally not many people around at night, though I've never had any problems walking home) but pretty safe. The parts of Schaerbeek and St Josse that it borders are a little rough around the edges but certainly aren't 'no go' areas (and have plenty of options for grocery shopping).

May 10, 2017 09:32
J

Yes, it's safe.

May 10, 2017 12:59
R.Harris

Super safe. It's hard to find really unsafe areas in Brussels.

May 10, 2017 14:22
jbmac

Yep, is a very safe area, and you have many shops nearby; also, place Jourday has a market on Sundays, and that's within walking distance. Great location for buses, and within walking distance to the airport bus. Not to mention close to cinquantenaire if you like to go running/jogging in the park. Is a very safe location and convenient too. Is it seriously that bad in Argentina? Thought Venezuela was the dangerous place to go to.

May 10, 2017 22:28
verocildes

Dear JBMAC
Venezuela is in a terrible situation, by far more difficult than Argentina
However, we have seen a terrible increase in crime fueled by drugs in the past 15 years or so, which is unfortunate since Argentinian people are super nice (I'm Argentinian) and the country has lovely areas and lots to see
I hope we can get better some day

May 10, 2017 22:56
CC_R

Hi as a rule it's much safer in Belgium full stop terrorist nuts aside. Certainly walking about day or night crime isn't a big issue in most parts. Howver as anywhere don't flaunt your phone or goods in public areas just normal common sense. Good luck

May 11, 2017 14:16
B

My apartment is looking Square Ambiorix and I think honestly it's one of the safest areas in Brussels. There is a police station near by, the park is well lit and I see several people jogging there late at night or people walking alone. In general there is a lot of 'traffic' around there, both people and cars, so I'd say it's very safe. I also take out my dog there every evening and I've never felt unsafe.

May 12, 2017 10:45
Derrick

On the whole it's a safe area. However, I have seen many cars with side windows broken obviously done by thieves looking for something of value inside.

May 12, 2017 19:01
B

I have never seen any cars broken into at square Ambiorix, so I wouldn't say that is a common occurence

May 12, 2017 21:20