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Overview

Belgium is a beautiful country located in Western Europe, known for its stunning architecture, rich history, and world-renowned chocolate, waffles, and beer. This small country is packed with beautiful cities, picturesque countryside, and a unique cultural experience that is definitely worth exploring. So whether you are a history buff, a foodie, or simply looking to soak in the beauty of this charming country, Belgium has something to offer everyone.

Country

Belgium

Approx. Duration

Min 1 day

Accessibility Level

Accessibility Level – Medium

Local Currency

Euro

Price Level

Medium

Min. Price

Not relevant

Address

Belgium

Spoken Languages

Dutch and French are spoken by almost 100% of Belgians. You should be able to travel speaking English

Recommended Age

Babies, Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Any Age

Pricing Details

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Electricity

230 volts AC, 50Hz. Plugs with two round pins are standard

Safety

Belgium is a relatively safe country, but it’s important to take precautions as you would in any major city. Keep an eye on your belongings, avoid walking alone in dark or isolated areas, and be careful on public transport. If you travel by car, be aware of the speed limits and always wear your seatbelt.


Things To Do

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Things To Do

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Additional Information

Reasons to Visit:

Belgium is a cultural hub with many beautiful cities and a rich history. The country is filled with beautiful architecture, such as the Grand Place in Brussels, the picturesque canals of Bruges, and the medieval fortress of Ghent. Belgium is also famous for its cuisine, which includes waffles, chocolate, and beer. For those interested in history, Belgium has a rich and fascinating past that can be explored through its museums and historical sites.

Things to Avoid:

When traveling to Belgium, be aware of pickpockets and scams. Be careful of your surroundings, especially in crowded areas, and avoid leaving your valuables unattended. Remember to be respectful of local customs and manners. Tipping is not mandatory but is appreciated in restaurants, and smoking is prohibited in most public places.

According to Belgian law, you must always have some form of identification, so don’t leave your passport at the hotel.

 

Don’t forget to look for free walking tours by GuruWalk.


Frequently Asked Questions

Tipping is not common in Belgium but is appreciated. Restaurant and taxi bills include the service charge. Service staff in Belgium are well-paid, in comparison with those in the USA, and do not rely on tips to make up their income.

Be aware of pickpockets and scams, especially in crowded areas, and avoid leaving your valuables unattended. You must always have some form of identification.

 

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Belgium is spring and summer, from March to September. The weather is mild, and many of the country’s festivals and events take place during this time. The fall season, from October to November, can also be a great time to visit as the foliage changes colors and the crowds are smaller.

Flights & Accommodations

When visiting Belgium, it’s a good idea to pack comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking involved in exploring the cities. Bring lightweight clothing for the summer months and a light jacket or sweater for the cooler evenings. If you are visiting in the fall or winter, be sure to pack warm clothing and waterproof shoes.


Events & Festivals

Before planning a trip around an even, verify the dates on the event website or local tourist info center.

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