Choose your route

Brussels is building a network of cycling routes so that cyclists can get around safely. You can use the Brussels route planner to find the fastest or safest cycling route in Brussels. To commute easily from Flanders, you can use the cycle highways.

This link provides a comparison of nine route planners to plan your route.

Parking your bike

On the campus plans, you will find an overview of bike racks spread across the campuses. Staff and students can park their bikes in closed bike sheds.


Flat tyre?

If you have a flat tyre, you can borrow a repair kit with patches and glue and a bicycle pump from:

Repair tools

There are bike repair stations with tools for minor repairs on the campuses:

  • VUB Health Campus: entrance building A
  • VUB Main Campus: Esplanade (in front of Student Information) and at bike shed building K

Bike repair

  • VUB Health Campus: the VΓ©lofixer, a bike mechanic with a workshop in a cargo bike, visits the VUB Health Campus a couple of times per year
  • VUB Main Campus: the Fietsatelier at Triomflaan 40 is operated by Ateliers de la rue Voot. Here you can repair your bike under supervision of a professional bike mechanic.
  • An overview bike services in Brussels.
Studenten en fietsers op de esplanade aan het gebouw D op Campus Etterbeek

VUB Bicycle Working Group

The VUB Bicycle Working Group encourages cycling and supports VUB policymakers in making bicycle friendly choices.

If you would like to join the cycling working group or have a question or suggestion, please send an e-mail to

2nd hand bikes

In April, you can buy a second-hand bike on the esplanade of the VUB Main Campus at GreenTeam's annual VUB Fietsbrocante.

There are also lots of other opportunities and initiatives to buy second-hand bikes in Brussels.

Rent a bike

At the VUB Fietsatelier at Triomflaan 40, you can rent a bike for a period of 1 day, 1 week, 1 month to 1 year.

Share a bike

Thanks to the Villo! bike rental system you can rent a city bike anywhere and anytime in Brussels. Take a bike at one station and drop it off in another. You can use a shared bike with a monthly subscription or a ticket for a day.

Cycling safely in Brussels

Be sure to check out this overview regarding safe cycling in the city. Make sure you are highly visible and have proper equipment. Staff and students cycling to campus can request a bike kit via This package includes a fluorescent jacket and the Brussels cycling map.

You want to discover Brussels by bike, but you don't know how? Get coached by an experienced cyclist via the Bike Experience.

Take measures to prevent bicycle theft and always secure your bike with a sturdy lock. If you have a more expensive bike, consider an insurance. Be sure to report to the police if your bike is stolen (e.g. via an online police report). See anything suspicious on campus? Call campus security immediately!

Fietspakket Greenteam