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Fire Brigade and Police Open Days

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Here’s a list of fire brigade and police open days for families in Belgium. Grab your firefighter costume and enjoy!

We went to the fire brigade and police open day in Overijse and it was a great experience for the kids.

You’ll find the looong list of fire brigade and police open days at the end of this post.

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Overijse Fire Brigade & Police Open Day

In Overijse both the fire brigade and the police have their open day on the same day. They are also very close to each other, so it’s a good idea to do both!

At the fire station you will find the fire engines and a jumping castles waiting for you

The biggest hit was the ride with the fire engine!!

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There are more vehicles indoors and you can ask the firefighters details about everything! Kids can also sit at the driver’s seat πŸ™‚

There are also games for kids, like a game for younger kids where they learn about fire fighting (in Dutch) and an escape room with smoke for the older ones

There are demonstrations throughout the day. We saw firemen evacuating someone using a fire engine and extending its ladder…

…and we saw an evacuation where they brought someone from the rooftop to the ground floor using just rope

Then we headed to the police station, where we got a ride with a police van!

There was also a jumping castle and several other police themed games for kids

All in all it was a fun day out!

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Practical stuff

*Open: the open days are once a year and they are on different dates for every police station/fire brigade. Most seem to happen in September, although there are a few in spring. Keep an eye on the list belo for the new dates!
*Cost: free entrance
*Stroller friendly, wheelchair friendly
*There are drinks and burgers at the fire station in Overijse
*Dogs are allowed
*Parking: you will need to find a parking place in the streets nearby
*Keep in mind that these events attract many families and there might be queues for a ride!

Address

Hulpverleningszone Oost – Brandweerpost Overijse (fire brigade)
Schavei 77, 3090 Overijse

Politiezone Druivenstreek (police station)
Brusselsesteenweg 145G, 3090 Overijse

List of Open Days

  • The events are ranked by date
  • Distances are calculated from Schuman, Brussels
  • πŸš’: The ones that are about half an hour away by car from Schuman, Brussels, are underlined and have a fire brigade emoji. These are usually also the most crowded ones, so try to go as early as possible.

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Police and Fire Brigade Open Days: Coming Soon

Lokeren – fire brigade – 02.09.2023
*See more details here
*Pompiersstraat 2, 9160 Lokeren (about 1 hour 10 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

πŸš’ Vilvoorde – fire brigade – 03.09.2023
*See more details here
*Rondeweg 11, 1800 Vilvoorde (about 25 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here and here

Landen – fire brigade – 03.09.2023
*See more details here
*Attenhovenstraat 47, 3400 Landen, Belgium (45 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Herentals – fire brigade – 09.09.2023
*See more details here
*Grote Markt, 2200 Herentals, BelgiΓ« (about an hour)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

πŸš’ Gembloux – fire brigade – 10.09.2023
*See more details here
*Rue du Stordoir 50, 5030 Gembloux (about 35 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Hannut – fire brigade – 10.09.2023
*See more details here
*Rue Joseph Wauters 65, 4280 Hannut (about 40 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Zele – police – 10.09.2023
*See more details here
*Poststraat 1, 9240 Zele (about an hour)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Ghent Nevelle – fire brigade – 10.09.2023
*See more details here

Haacht – police and fire brigade – 10.09.2023
*See more info here
*Provinciesteenweg 34, 3150 Haacht (about 40 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here (Diest)

πŸš’ Halle – fire brigade – 17.09.2023
*See more details here and here
*Vanhamstraat 1, 1501 Halle (about 35 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Opwijk – fire brigade – 17.09.2023
*See more details here
*Heiveld 13A, 1745 Opwijk (about 35 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here and here

Herk-de-Stad – fire brigade – 17.09.2023
*See more details here
*Industrieweg 1096, 3540 Herk-de-Stad, Belgium (40 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

πŸš’ Leuven – fire brigade – 24.09.2023
*See more details here
*Terbankstraat 20, 3000 Leuven
*Keep an eye on the next event here
Thanks to Ela for sharing!

πŸš’ Montgomery Brussels – police – 30.09.2023
*See more details here
*Av. de la Force AΓ©rienne 1, 1040 Etterbeek Brussels
*Keep an eye on the next event here
Thanks to Izel for sharing!!

Leuze en Hainut – fire brigade – 30.09.2023
*See more details here
*Rue du Pont de la Cure, 7900 Leuze-en-Hainaut, Belgique (about 1 hour 10 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

πŸš’ Zaventem – police – 01.10.2023
*More info here (thanks to Esmeralda for sharing!)
Hoogstraat 20, 1930 Zaventem (18 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Γ‰ghezΓ©e – fire brigade – 01.10.2023
*More info here
*Chau. de Namur 28, 5310 Γ‰ghezΓ©e (about 40 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

πŸš’ Asse – fire brigade – 01.10.2023
*See more details here
*Asphaltcosite 110, 1730 Asse (about 35 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Tessenderlo – fire brigade – 01.10.2023
*See more details here
*Heilig Hartlaan 30, 3980 Tessenderlo, Belgium (50 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

πŸš’ Dilbeek – fire brigade – 02.10.2023
*See more details here
*Oudesmidsestraat 38, 1700 Dilbeek (about half an hour from Brussels)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Hamme – fire brigade – 02.10.2023
*Eat Festival – See more details here
*Kazernestraat 2, 9220 Hamme (about 50 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here


Huy – fire brigade – 08.10.2023
*See more details here
*Rue de la Mairie 30, 4500 Huy (about an hour)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Namur – fire brigade – 09.10.2023
*See more details here
*Chau. de Liège 55, 5100 Namur (about 45 minutes)
*Keep an eye for the next open day here

Not Yet Announced

Brugge – fire brigade – 31.08.2024 (no open day in 2023)
*See more details here
*Pathoekeweg 215, 8000 Brugge (about half an hour)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

πŸš’ Kontich – fire brigade – 25.06.2023
*Witvrouwenveldstraat 32, 2550 Kontich (about half an hour)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

πŸš’ Aarschot – fire brigade – 22.05.2022
*Boudewijnlaan 4, 3200 Aarschot (about half an hour)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

πŸš’ Tienen – fire brigade – 04.09.2022
*Diestsesteenweg 360, 3300 Tienen (about 35 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

La LouviΓ¨re – fire brigade – 10-11.09.2022
*There will be no event in 2023 – thanks to Jarita for sharing this in our group!
*Bd du Roi Baudouin 1, 7100 La Louvière (about an hour)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Ghent Merelbeke – fire brigade – 11.09.2022
*Kloosterstraat 28, 9820 Merelbeke (about 45 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Aywaille – fire brigade – 17.09.2022
*Playe 4920, Aywaille (about an hour)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Balen – fire brigade –
*Vredelaan 2, 2490 Balen (about an hour)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Tollembeek – fire brigade – 18.09.2022
*Hernestraat 51, 1570 Galmaarden (about 50 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Sint-Truiden – fire brigade – 18.09.2022
*Zepperenweg 26, 3800 Sint-Truiden (about 50 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Bree – fire brigade – 22.09.2022
*Bocholterstraat 15, 3960 Bree (about 1 hour 15 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

πŸš’ Nivelles – police – 24.09.2022
*Chau. de Charleroi 71, 1400 Nivelles (about 35 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Oostduinkerke – fire brigade – 24.09.2022
*Schoolstraat 6, 8670 Koksijde (about 1.5 hour)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

πŸš’ Wavre – police – 25.09.2022
*Chau. de Louvain 34, 1300 Wavre (about half an hour)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Ghent Lochristi – fire brigade – 25.09.2022
*Koning-Boudewijnlaan 7, 9080 Lochristi (about 50 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here and here

Schoten – police – 25.09.2022
*Gellenberg 18, 3210 Lubbeek (about one hour)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Maldegem – fire brigade – 25.09.2022
*Molenstraat 160, 9900 Eeklo (about an hour)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Westhoek Ieper – fire brigade – 25.09.2022
*Minneplein 1a, 8900 Ieper (about 1.5 hour)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Beringen – fire brigade – 25.09.2022
*Zwarte-Brugstraat 1, 3500 Hasselt (about 50 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

πŸš’ Overijse – fire brigade and police – 02.10.2022
*Schavei 77, 3090 Overijse (about 25 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

πŸš’ Brussels – fire brigade – 02.10.2022
*Av. de l’HΓ©liport, 1000 Bruxelles [50.859920, 4.352412] (8 minutes by car or 15 by metro)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Oostkamp – police, fire brigade and Red Cross – 02.10.2022
*Siemenslaan 6, 8020 Oostkamp (about an hour)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here and here

πŸš’ Lubbeek – police – 02.10.2022
*Gellenberg 18, 3210 Lubbeek (about half an hour)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

πŸš’ Aarschot – police – 02.10.2022
*Demervallei 6, 3200 Aarschot (about half an hour)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Brugge – police – 02.10.2022
*Lodewijk Coiseaukaai 3, 8000 Brugge (about 1 hour 15 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Mortsel – police – 02.10.2022
*Drabstraat 174, 2640 Mortsel (about 40 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

πŸš’ Genval – police – 08.10.2022
*Rte de Genval 157, 1380 Lasne (about half an hour)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

πŸš’ Wavre – fire brigade – 20-21.05.2023
*Chau. de Namur 115, 1301 Wavre (25 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Ghent Zelzate – fire brigade – 20-21.05.2023
*Burg. J. Chalmetlaan 56, 9060 Zelzate (about an hour)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here and here

Ghent Assenede – fire brigade – 20-21.05.2023
*Roggestraat 70, 9000 Gent (about 45 minutes )
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

πŸš’ Melsbroek Air Base open doors – 27-28.05.2023 
*With planes and helicopters!
*Haachtsesteenweg 138, 1820 Melsbroek (about 20 minutes)
*More info here

Dendermonde – fire brigade and police – 10-11.06.2023
*Dendermonde (different entrances for different demonstrations, about 1 hour)
Keep an eye on the next open day here

Ghent Melle – fire brigade – 18.06.2023
*See more details here
*Brusselsesteenweg 148, 9090 Melle (about 45 minutes)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

Ghent Waarschot – fire brigade – 18.06.2023
*See more details here
*Brandweerplein 1 , Waarschoot, Belgium (about one hour)
*Keep an eye on the next open day here

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