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Passport Belgium

The country of surrealism, comics, beer, chocolate, BELGIAN fries. The flat country of Brel, Angèle, Stromae, Magritte, Delvaux and company ... The heart of Europe !

If Belgium were a character, it would be the embodiment of knowing how to welcome, good living and human warmth.

Belgium with Brussels is the world packaged on 30,688 km². Its capital and the European capital, Brussels, a cosmopolitan city, alive all year round no matter the weather! What does Belgian weather matter! A city full of contrast that will amaze you!

But Belgium is not just Brussels, it is Wallonia and Flanders, cities of art, cities of history, vibrant cities ... So much diversity and a unique identity!

Come and discover this Belgium with many wealth, you can only fall in love!

Some of our favourite trips

Astonishing and magnificent are the best two adjectives to describe Flanders and ...

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Practical Belgium

Customs formalities:

Because of the common rules of the Schengen zone in the issuance of visas, you will have to apply for a visa when traveling to Belgium if you are:

  • A citizen of a third-world country that have not reached a visa liberalization agreement with EU
  • A citizen of a third-world country that has reached a visa liberalization agreement with the Schengen states, but who was rejected from entering Belgium or any other Schengen country visa-free.

Access:

Plane

International airports:

  • Charleroi Airport: located 50 kilometers south of Brussels, Charleroi Airport is the airport for low-cost airlines.
  • Brussels Airport: Brussels-Zaventem Airport (BRU), the main airport in Belgium.

Train

The TGV (high-speed train) is an excellent option for traveling to Belgium. The TGV directly and daily connects Brussels to 25 French cities such as Lille, Paris, Lyon, Valence, Nîmes, Perpignan, Marseille, Nice… From Paris, the journey is around 1h20, Easy access for a week- end!

Once in Brussels, SNCB / NMBS the Belgian rail company is the best option to visit the rest of Belgian cities such as Namur, Ghent, Liège, Mons, Bruges, Antwerp...

Car

The distance from Paris to Brussels is approximately 310 kilometers and 115 kilometers from Lille.

Preferred periods:

The climate in Belgium is said to be temperate. To be even more precise, it is a temperate oceanic climate. Rains are not uncommon, weather changes occur fairly quickly.

The end of spring, the beginning of autumn and the summer turn out to be the ideal seasons to visit Belgium.

Fall will be the best time to discover nature and its beautiful colors.

Climate:

Average temperatures (Brussels) source www.climatsetvoyages.com

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min (C°) 1 1 3 5 9 12 14 13 10 8 4 2
Max (C°) 6 7 10 14 18 21 23 23 20 15 10 6

Average rainfall (Brussels) source www.climatsetvoyages.com

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rain. (mm) 75 60 70 50 65 70 75 75 70 75 75 80
Days 13 11 13 10 11 10 10 10 10 11 13 13

Accommodation:

In addition to campsites and youth hostels, there is a wide and varied range of accommodation on offer. You will find all categories of hotels, from the simplest to the most luxurious.

For travellers in search of authenticity, the guest houses offer charm and comfort and can be in turn a stylish house in the city, a secluded home in the countryside or quiet by the sea.

Catering:

If Belgians have a reputation for being welcoming and warm, their cuisine is undoubtedly like them! Beers*, Carbonades, Waffles, Waterzoï, Chicory gratins, French fries, Chocolate...

Comforting and delicious. Often hearty, always delicious, Belgian recipes are mouth watering for tourists on excursions to Brussels, Wallonia or Flanders.

It will not be difficult to find small typical Belgian restaurants wherever you are in Belgium.

There will be something for everyone, indulge yourself! Enjoy your meal !

(* to consume within moderation when cycling!)

Money and Budget:

As in all European Union, the euro is the official currency in Belgium. Most businesses accept bank cards, with or without contact.

A baguette costs around € 1.50 and a beer (25cl) € 2

Must-sees:

Belgium (especially Flanders) has many cycle paths. A well-organized network which allows sports enthusiasts and the courageous to link the most beautiful Belgian cities by bicycle: Brussels, Leuven, Antwerp, Gent, Bruges, Namur, Liège...

There is no doubt that this is the most eco-responsible and sporty way to visit this small country. A great way to discover the land of Tintin.

Particularities:

There are 3 official languages in Belgium: French, Dutch, German.

Belgium is an independent kingdom since 1831, with the coronation of Leopold I, first king of the Belgians and uncle of Queen Victoria.

Drapeau Belgique

Informations

Name:
Belgium

Capital:
Bruxelles

Currency:
Euro

Population:
11 413 203 (2019)

Surface area:
30 688 km²

Time zone:
Paris (GMT+1)

International phone code:
+32

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