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Introducing Belgium

Belgium has more to offer than just chocolates, waffles, and beer (though, never worry, you'll find plenty of those things too!). This tiny European country is easy to overlook on your itinerary, but pencil in some time to visit its quaint towns and meander its idyllic streets, and you are sure to come away with some incredible memories of your travel in Belgium! 

Plan Your Trip to Belgium:


Language: You can certainly get by with English as a lot of Belgians speak conversational English well enough. However, if you want to have a more immersive experience, bring along a Flemish (Dutch) or French phrasebook.

Currency: Euro ($1 = ~0.91 euros).

Credit Cards & ATMs: Major establishments accept credit and debit cards, but smaller-scale accommodations, tourist sites and restaurants tend to only take cash. ATMs are widely available. 

Plugs: Type C or E, 230V / 50Hz. Bring this universal adapter

Safety: Other than the occasional petty crime and scams that are common to a lot of destinations, Belgium is a very safe place to visit for tourists. You just have to be mindful at all times. Still, it is a good idea to check the latest US State Department travel advisories for your destination. 


  • Bruges
  • Brussels
  • Ghent
  • Antwerp

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Spring (March to May) and Autumn (October to November) are certainly the best times to visit Belgium. Why? The weather is comfortable, places are less crowded and tourist-related expenses such as accommodation are definitely less expensive.

Belgium Facts and Trivia

  • For chocolate-lovers out there, did you know that Belgium produces more than 220,000 tons of chocolate per year?
  • Brussels is iconic Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn's place of birth.
  • You'd be surprised to know that during the 1970's, light beer was actually served during school lunch!


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What to Pack for Belgium


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Driving in Belgium

Belgium drives on the right hand side of the road. When searching for options and deciding to rent a car, we suggest using Discover Car Hire to compare the best rental agencies.

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