Brussels Red Light District
The red light district in Brussels is compact and isn't as prominent as RLD in Amsterdam. The main area is in the north of the central city, but there is activity also on several other streets of Brussels. Private prostitution is legal in Belgium, but benefitting from the prostitution of others (like pimping or running a brothel) is not. However there are some unofficial services that are tolerated.
Brussels prostitution streets
Gare du Nord
The area around the northern train station Gare du Nord could be considered the main Brussels red light district (see map below). And the main red light street is Rue d'Aerschot. It is the street you will be on as you exit the station. After midnight the windows and shops light up with blue and red neon lights. Girls will start to attract custommers.
The nearby Rue de Brabant is filled with kebab shops, fast food shops and sex shops. Also night shops which supply tobacco, alcohol and snack foods and stay open until the morning hours.
A small alleyway called Rue Linné also has a few shops and windows active.
There are street walkers to the south-east of Gare du Nord on the street called Rue des Commercants.
At the north end of Boulevard Anspach is the Boulevard Adolphe Max. It is the quiet side of the normally busy main street. There are specialised sex shops and cheap clothes shops. There is also some prostitution but not as much as at Rue d’Aerschot.
This is one of the most expensive shopping areas of Brussels but after midnight street girls begin to stand along the footpaths in front of expensive hotels and apartment buildings. Dressed in short skirts and high heels, they prefer to go directly to customers rather than wait in a shop window. This street is well lighted and there are a lot of people walking back to their accommodation at the end of the night so it is a bit safer here.
Brussels prostitution prices
The prices for sex in Brussels red light district varies greatly depending on the girl, situation and even your negotiation skills. But it is not recommended to haggle too much.
The street prostitutes go for around €30 - €50. But they are rarely pretty and a risk of disease is really high.
Sex with a girl in a window will usually cost you around €50 - €100€. The good thing here is that a room is already provided.
And the more luxurious girls at Avenue Louise go for around €80 - €150.
Hotels and appartments in Brussels red light district
Best way to check close accommodation is to use the booking engine "Booking.com". They have a list of hotels and apartments that are in the Brussels red light district and that are used to custommers bringing companions. Look at the list by accessing the following link.
Brussels red light district accommodation list.
Brussels red light district safety
Brussels is a well cultivated city and definitely safer than some others. But when going to dubious alleys in the middle of the night, you should be watchful of your surroundings and keep an alert mindset. Most likely nobody will care much about you, but a pepper spray is a recommended buy. You can carry it in the pocket of your jacket and even if you don't use it, you should feel safer.