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Travel Guide For Belgium

Mmm Belgium… chocolate, craft beer, waffles, French fries. Are you convinced already? Okay, except for its unmissable gastronomy, Belgium is a great tourist destination in Western Europe for other reasons as well. I’m talking about pretty canals, Instagrammable buildings, excellent museums and a beautiful seaside as well.

So what’s there to do in this country after you arrive? First thing during your Belgium trip: visit the capital. Then, you can head over and take some relaxing day trips from Brussels (In Brugges!) and maybe also pay a visit to Gravensteen Castle in Ghent.

Ready to prepare your luggage for an unforgettable Belgium vacation? If the answer is yes, I recommend checking out my articles about this magnificent country for more travel tips and useful info.

Things To Know Before You Go – Belgium

Currency

The official currency of Belgium is the Euro.

Languages

Hard question. The primary language spoken in Belgium is Dutch/Flemish (North), followed by French (South) - it really depends on which side of the country you’re visiting. And to make everything even more complicated, they also have a third official language - German. But you’ll get around just fine speaking English.

Religions

The main religion of Belgium is Roman Catholicism (Christianity) - around 58% of the population.

Best Time To Travel

The best time to visit Belgium is either spring (March-May) or autumn (September and October) if you’re looking for pleasant weather and better prices. The high season is, naturally, during summer (July and August).

Visas

No visa needed for Belgium. If you’re a citizen of the US, you may enjoy touring Belgium for up to 90 days visa-free.

Vaccines

Good news again - there are no special vaccines or immunisations officially required for Belgium travel.

SIM Cards

Buying a prepaid SIM card upon your arrival to Belgium is the best idea. The two most popular choices among tourists are Orange and Proximus.

Brussels

Brugges

Ghent

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I’m a travel enthusiast, content creator and sun seeker extraordinaire! I love a good matcha latte, am obsessed with hats and like to give human names to the stray animals that I befriend on my travels ( I’m talking about you, Lesley!) In 2018 I took the leap and switched my London lifestyle for continuous adventures abroad.

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