There is no money in Mons. Okay, so this statement could be interpreted in many ways. However, I'm being very literal when I say this. As of yesterday, many of Mons' main cash machines stopped dispensing any money. This includes the main Fortis branch on the Grand Place. The reason? A strike of course. Don't ask me to understand who exactly has gone on strike. The banks are still open.
The result was that at one point some machines were allowing you to withdraw only 50 Euro notes, which soon became only 100 Euro notes, and eventually no notes. Nuts. Unbelievable. No, actually, how very Belgian.