Money Exchange in Brussels..

Oct 22nd, 2007, 09:58 AM
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Money Exchange in Brussels..

Hi,
What is the best money exchange place in Brussels? I will also be in Rotterdam so any tips for that city will be helpful too.

Thank you..
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Oct 22nd, 2007, 10:02 AM
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Why do you want to use an exchange? The best way to get cash in both cities (and just about anywhere) is using your ATM card. ATM machines are everywhere and by far give you the best rates.
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Oct 22nd, 2007, 10:31 AM
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Run (courrez)away from these places. ATM will get you the best rate, ignore the "no fees" come on, they'll ding you on the exchange rate that they choose.
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Oct 22nd, 2007, 11:10 AM
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If you wanna exchange cash money in Brussel, I can advice you a great place. I've been there before, they have a pretty good exchange rate.
http://www.munters.be

Gold4&Ex, located Rue du Midi 101, 1000 Brussels. It's not far from the Grande Place, which you'll probably visit when in Brussels. If you need directions how to get there from where you are, let me know. I'll try to guide you the best I can.
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Oct 22nd, 2007, 12:32 PM
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Hi iz,

Charge whatever you can and get cash from ATMs with your ATM card.

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Oct 22nd, 2007, 01:10 PM
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If you really want to change money in Rotterdam then do it at the Grenswisselskantoor (GWK) which is on the stationsplein, right by the station.
But as has already been said - why exchange cash - an ATM is a better bet exchange rate- and safety-wise.
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Oct 22nd, 2007, 01:22 PM
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Thank you everyone for all the responses. I will be receiving some cash in Euros when I arrive and I don't think I'll be spending all of it so I will have to change some of it to US dollars before I leave. Last time I ended up with Euros and it was inconvenient to change it in the states.
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Oct 22nd, 2007, 01:49 PM
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Then go to a Bank. There are dozens in Brussels.
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Oct 22nd, 2007, 03:44 PM
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Actually, the rate at the money exchange stand (wissel) on the Ave. de la Toison d'Or is not bad, definitely better than the rates at Grand'Place or train station exchange places. It's across the street from the Hilton on Blvd. Waterloo.
The downside is that it's also a Western Union place and as a result, their lines can move VERY slowly.

We used it recently when my husband was handed a wad of euros from the petty cash box at the office for a last minute trip to Denmark and Norway. I got him some Danish currency so he'd have some cash in hand when he landed at Copenhagen (getting Norwegian currency was a no go, despite trying several wissels).
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