10 May 2007
BRUSSELS – The Brussels Card, a card that gives free access to Brussels museums and public transport, is turning into a great success. In 2003 only 1,600 cards were sold, that number jumped to 5,500 in 2006. In the first four months of this year alone 4,000 cards have already been purchased.
The Brussels Card gives free access to a great many Brussels museums and MIVB public transport during a certain number of hours.
The card comes in three different types: when first introduced it was only available for a 72-hour time period, 48-hour and 24-hour cards are now available as well. The cards cost EUR 33, 28 and 20, respectively.
About 25 museums participate in the Brussels Card, including the largest and most important in the city, like the Palace for Fine Arts, the Museum of the City of Brussels, and the Royal Museums for Art and History in the Jubel park.
In addition to the museum entrance and public transport, card holders also enjoy discounts at various tourist attractions, cultural institutions, shops, restaurants and bars. These discounts are not limited to the hours for which the card is valid but extend to the end of the year.
[Copyright Expatica News 2007]
Subject: Belgian news