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General Information

The official languages of Belgium are Dutch, French, German.

The national currency of Belgium is Euro (€) (EUR).

1 EUR equals  .
equals  EUR.

Location

Belgium

The distance from to Belgium is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Belgium. Exercise increased caution in Belgium due to terrorism. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Belgium is 42. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 100 or 112 to call the police in Belgium.

LGBT

Belgium has a score of 9 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Belgium ranks #4 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Belgium.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Belgium should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Belgium to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Belgium differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Belgium, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type E
Weather

The temperature difference between Belgium and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Belgium. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Possible drizzle tomorrow and Tuesday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 36–47°F  /  2–9°C 88% 26%
Sat November 09 35–44°F  /  1–7°C 97% 61%
Sun November 10 31–45°F  /  -1–7°C 95% 10%
Mon November 11 31–44°F  /  -1–7°C 94% 30%
Tue November 12 35–44°F  /  2–7°C 95% 48%
Wed November 13 34–45°F  /  1–7°C 98% 17%
Thu November 14 31–41°F  /  -1–5°C 97% 17%
Fri November 15 33–42°F  /  0–5°C 99% 32%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 07:45 am and sets at 05:07 pm. This equates to 9.4 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Belgium, it is in . When the sun sets in Belgium, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Belgium is 4.25 EUR. Every kilometer costs an additional 2.00 EUR. Every hour of waiting time costs 35.00 EUR.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Belgium.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 1.00 EUR in Belgium.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 8.60 EUR.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Belgium is 16-18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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