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1 November is a bank holiday, but what about public services on Friday?

Today, All Saints' Day, is a bank holiday in Belgium. Many people are making it a four-day weekend, taking Friday off as well. But what about public services? Check it out here. There are no major changes, but public transport services are being slightly adapted. 

  • The buses and trams of the Flemish public transport company De Lijn will run according to the holiday schedule on Friday (or the Saturday schedule in Limburg province)
  • The Brussels public transport company MIVB will also apply the holiday roster
  • The Belgian Rail company NMBS has cancelled some week trains, especially rush hour trains. It's best to check online or via the app
  • bpost has a normal work day. Post offices are open and parcels will be delivered. And this is just as well, because a strike has been announced for next week. 
  • Banks are normally open, although some local branches may have decided to close
  • There is no general rule for services provided by towns and municipalities. The administration could be closed, while the kindergarten is open. It's best to check local websites
  • Supermarkets and stores are open as usual