Belgium destination information

All you need to know before visiting Belgium

Belgium summary

Belgium is a small country with around 11M Belgian. Official languages are French, German and Dutch. Belgium uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Belgium is Euro (EUR).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 104
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 17

ATMs in Belgium are Very common. Internet speed in Belgium is on average 14.2 Mbps. In Belgium you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Brussels
🗣️ German French Dutch
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 11M ☀️ ~10 °C 🌧 ~71 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 31k km2 (12k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Belgium uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.

Languages 🗣️

  • German
  • French
  • Dutch


Currency 💱

1 EUR = 1.1 USD

Belgium uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

ATM 🏧🏦

Very common

Automatic teller machines are very common in Belgium. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Not expected, but can leave extra tip

Tipping is usually not expected in Belgium. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts usually include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Card 💳

Widely accepted

Credit cards are widely accepted within Belgium (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.


Mobile Phone 📱

Belgium uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Belgium upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

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Calling ☎️


To call Belgium, dial +, then 32 (the country code for Belgium), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Belgium, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 12 .

international: + 32 12 1234567
calling local: 012 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Belgium is on average 14.2 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Belgium is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about €22.56, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: BASE, Mobistar or Proximus.


Rules 🚗

In Belgium you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 120 km/h (74 mph) on motorways, 120 km/h (74 mph) on expressways, 30 km/h (18 mph) in residential areas, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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