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.
The official currency of Belgium is the Euro.
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.
The main religion of Belgium is Roman Catholicism (Christianity) - around 58% of the population.
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).
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.
Good news again - there are no special vaccines or immunisations officially required for Belgium travel.
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.