Belgium

Postcard from Belgium

Belgium is a Western European country located at the crossroads of Europe. It is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and delicious cuisine. The country is divided into two main regions, Flanders and Wallonia, each with its own language, culture, and traditions. 

The capital city Brussels is home to the headquarters of the European Union and NATO, making it a hub for international diplomacy and cooperation.

 

Also famous for its chocolate, beer, and waffles, which are enjoyed around the world. Visitors can explore charming cities like Bruges and Ghent.

 

Overall, it offers a unique blend of history, culture, and modernity that makes it a fascinating destination for travelers.

Good To Know

Language: The country of Belgium has three official languages, Flemish (Dutch), French, and German. You’ll often see signs in both French and Flemish.

 

Currency: The official currency is the Euro (EUR).

 

Credit Cards & ATMs: You shouldn’t have any trouble using your credit card when visiting Belgium. However, keep in mind that many people prefer cash when it comes to small purchases. There are ATMs in all the  cities and towns, and you’ll usually find them near gas stations, shopping centers, and bus and train stations.

 

Plugs:The power plugs are type E, the standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. I recommend buying a universal adapter (make sure it has surge protection) .

 

Safety: Overall, it is a safe country to visit. Petty crime does exist though so don’t carry too much cash and keep an eye on your bags. Travelon bags are good for safety.

**System for registering non-EU nationals travelling for a short stay in 29 European countries(starting in the second half of 2024)
 

Things to Remember

When planning your trip, it is important to consider the weather. The winter months, from November to March, can be quite cold. However, spring and fall are great times to visit as the weather is pleasant and there are fewer tourists.

 

During fall, the countryside is adorned with beautiful colors as the leaves change. In summer, expect warmer weather and larger crowds.

To get around, the train is a great option to visit all the attractions, which include museums, canals, pretty stores, and delicious chocolate.

Remember to book in advance for the best rates and availability.

If you need a sim card for your phone, consider visiting the ORANGE store. They offer a reasonable price and you can activate it at home before your next trip.

 

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