Located in Western Europe, Belgium is a small country known as the world capital of the beer and the chocolate. The country is also home to amazing architecture and picturesque cute little towns that look like they were taking out of a postcard. 

Why Visit Belgium

BEER

Belgium counts more than 200 actives breweries, and is famous for the variety, uniqueness and high quality of its beer. The country has approximately 1600 different types and brands of beer, so you could drink a different beer every single day for more than 4 years without repeating.

ARCHITECTURE

Very similar to its neighbor countries, Belgium has an exquisite architecture that showcases the different eras and several shifts in design that the country had throughout history. The country is especially famous for its Art Nouveau buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

CHOCOLATE

Since the pralines were invented in Brussels in 1912, belgian chocolate has become an important part of the culture of the country, becoming an essential industry and an important part of the nation’s culture and economy. The country is known for making the best chocolates in the world.

VILLAGES

Belgium is home to much more than busy big cities. The country has thousands of picturesque, scenic and historic small towns that are worth visiting. A road trip sounds like a good idea in Belgium.

Belgium Postcards

Located in Western Europe, Belgium is a small country known as the world capital of the beer and the chocolate. The country is also home to amazing architecture and picturesque cute little towns that look like they were taking out of a postcard. 

Belgium Postcards

Why Visit Belgium

BEER

Belgium counts more than 200 actives breweries, and is famous for the variety, uniqueness and high quality of its beer. The country has approximately 1600 different types and brands of beer, so you could drink a different beer every single day for more than 4 years without repeating.

ARCHITECTURE

Very similar to its neighbor countries, Belgium has an exquisite architecture that showcases the different eras and several shifts in design that the country had throughout history. The country is especially famous for its Art Nouveau buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

CHOCOLATE

Since the pralines were invented in Brussels in 1912, belgian chocolate has become an important part of the culture of the country, becoming an essential industry and an important part of the nation’s culture and economy. The country is known for making the best chocolates in the world.

VILLAGES

Belgium is home to much more than busy big cities. The country has thousands of picturesque, scenic and historic small towns that are worth visiting. A road trip sounds like a good idea in Belgium.

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What to expect

LANGUAGE

Belgium has three official languages: Dutch, French and German. Most belgians will know some English or have it as a second or third language thanks to school, especially the younger generations. 

ELECTRICITY

In Belgium the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor.

CURRENCY

The Euro is the official currency in Belgium, as it is a member of the European Union. 1 USD equals 0.92 euros (as of 2020). Europeans prefer cash, and even though debits cards are widely accepted, not all the places will let your swipe for small transactions. It would be better to get some cash from the ATM or exchange it at a bank. 

SAFETY

Belgium is generally safe, although there is some minor crime in the big cities. Pickpocketing could happen just like anywhere else. Take common sense precautions and keep your valuables out of sight just in case. Due to recent incidents, it is recommended to be vigilant for terrorist attacks.

How to get around Belgium

By plane

Belgium is really small and only has 5 different airports (2 of them are in Brussels). You can drive across the country in 2-3 hours. It wouldn’t really make sense to flight take a domestic flight.

By Car

Renting a car in Belgium is a good idea if you are planning on going to the countryside. The country is small enough to drive it in a day, and it has many small towns worth stopping by. If you are planning on staying within the city, the metro and buses will be more than enough. Be aware that there might not be signs in other language but german. 

By Bus

As Belgium has an incredible rail network, buses are mostly used for short distances, usually connecting train stations with other rail lines. There are also long distance buses available if you want to visit other countries.

By Train

Train is one of the best and most efficient ways to move around Belgium while enjoying the magnificent views. There are three classes offering different prices based on the amenities you are looking for. The railway network is pretty extensive in Europe in general, providing routes to/from major cities and small towns. Rail passes are recommended. 


Visa Policy

Nationals of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Belgium for a maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period:

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uruguay and Vanuatu. 

Citizens from all other countries (except, of course, european citizens) need to request a visa in advance through the embassy.


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