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Belgium is a country located in the Western Europe. It was founded on October 4, 1830.
Belgium Travel Guide
This local travel guide below will provide you with travel information & tips to plan your trip to Belgium and find the best things to see, do and experience in Belgium even before you arrive here.
History [Founded on October 4, 1830] • Capital [Brussels] • Government [Federal parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarch] • Currency [Euro (EUR)] • Language [Dutch (official), French (official), German (official)] • Religion [Roman Catholic, Protestant] • Electricity [230/50Hz (European plug)] • Time Zone [UTC +1] • Country Code [+32] • Internet TLD [.be] • Emergencies [Dial 112]
Events, Festivals and Holiday
– New Year’s Day, January 1, Fri
– Epiphany, January 6, Wed
– Easter Monday, March 28, Mon
– Labor Day, May 1, Sun
– Ascension Day, May 5, Thu
– Whit Monday, May 16, Mon
– Independence Day, July 21, Thu
– Assumption Day, August 15, Mon
– National Day, October 26, Wed
– All Saints Day, November 1, Tue
– Armistice Day, November 11, Fri
– Christmas Day, December 25, Sun
Restaurant – No tipping expected.
Tour Guide – No tipping expected.
Hotel – No tipping expected.
Taxi Driver – No tipping expected.
Spas – No tipping expected.
Money & Duty Free
EUR with symbol: € = 100 cents
EUR Notes denominations(€):5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500
EUR Coin denominations(€):1, 2
EUR Coin denominations (cents):1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50
MasterCard, Visa American Express, Diners Club are widely accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants. It is advisable to have more smaller US dollar notes for easy spending as locals prefer dollars.
ATMs are available in many places and accept cards from overseas banks such as MasterCard, Visa, Cirrus, Plus, Maestro.
Not widely accepted.
Mon to Fri: 0900-1200 and 1400-1600