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Belgium is known for its beers, fries and ‘Manneke pis’. But if you’re looking for authentic cities, endless nature and fun beaches, Belgium definitely is the place to be.

Good to know

Capital: Brussel
Language: Dutch, French and German
Currency: Euro (€)
Dial code: 0032 / +32
Emergency number: 112
Highest point: 694 m (Signal de Botrange)
Travel advice: Check out the current travel advice for Belgium

If you’re an EU inhabitant, you don’t need a visa if you’re traveling to Belgium. However, you do need a valid passport or an ID card to be able to identify yourself if needed. Due to the Schengen agreement only people from third world countries and people that have been rejected for a visa in one of the Schengen countries before, need a visa prior to traveling to Belgium.

There are no mandatory or recommended vaccinations for Belgium.


The price level in Belgium is about the same as that of it’s surrounding countries. Depending on the season in which you travel and the place you go, the daily costs may be slightly higher or lower.

Budget€50,- a day
Standard€75,- a day

The budgets mentioned above, are per person per day. In the ‘Budget’ category you stay in simple hostels, you will have to prepare food yourself sometimes and do cheaper (or less) activities. With the ‘Standard’ category you’ll have a private room (maybe in a hostel) and you can go out for dinner.

The best time to travel

The best time to travel to Belgium is during spring and summer. The temperatures are higher and there are more hours of sun in the day. Popular attractions are open, but it is busier and prices tend to be higher. But of course, it depends on your travel plans, because Belgian nature can be gorgeous during both autumn and winter. Prices are often lower too, but sometimes popular attractions aren’t open all day.
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