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All Saints Day in Belgium

My sister and I will be in Turnhout, Belgium for 5 days, including All Saints Day, November 1st. We are wondering if museums, shops will be open and will trains run on a modified schedule? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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I think it would be best to check with individual museums for their observance schedule. For example, the musical instrument museum in Brussels is open on that day. (Fantastic way to spend a few hours, btw) I would venture that the southern part of Belgium would have a larger observation of that holiday. I think that most tourism locations will be open for business. Bon voyage!

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Businesses like banks, insurance brokers, real estate agencies, etc. and some stores usually close for the day. Most restaurants remain open, probably museums as well, but check the website if in doubt. Public transport will run on a holiday schedule, but that only means they reduce the frequency of buses and trains during peak commuting hours. PS- What brings you to Turnhout? That's a less-than-obvious choice. Do you have family or friends there?

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I was a foreign-exchange (AFS) student in the 70's and spent part of my year living with a family in Turnhout. My host dad is celebrating his 90th birthday the first weekend in November. I'm really looking forward to seeing the whole family there. Thanks for the info.

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Hi, most shops and musea will be closed on the 1th because it's an offical holiday. The 2the of november, most shops will be open. It depend if a museum is private or not. Musea by the government may be closed. Greetings,