Belgium is part of Europe with capital at Brussels. Official languages are French, German and Dutch. Belgium uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.
💱 Currencies Used
Belgium uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.
Automatic teller machines are very common in Belgium. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Belgium is on average 14.2 Mbps.
WiFi coverage in Belgium is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.
You can buy a SIM card for about €22.97, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: BASE, Mobistar or Proximus.
Belgium uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.
If you don't want to buy SIM card in Belgium upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Belgium, dial +, then 32 (the country code for Belgium), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.
For local calls within Belgium, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 12 .
Belgium uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.
🛣️ Road rules
In Belgium you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).
Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 120 km/h (74 mph) on motorways, 120 km/h (74 mph) on expressways, 30 km/h (18 mph) in residential areas, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways.