Belgium

Europe

Overview

Beer trails, castles, chateaus, museums, art galleries, gardens, railways, religious architecture, trendy bars, great food, fantastic shopping and much more, what more could you ask for? But wait, there IS more! Named the “mecca” of style, art and design, Brussels, Belgium’s capital, is a must-visit destination for all lovers seeking to experience art in a way they have never yet experienced before.

Yet the fun does not stop there. From family oriented events to motorsports and other exciting outdoor activities, there is a lot to do when you visit Brussels or one of the other marvelous and charming cities of Belgium. 

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Important information

3 Main Attractions: Manneken Pis, Atomium, Mini-Europe

Social Norms: Knowing which language to speak where can be tricky. Avoid speaking Dutch in Wallonia and French in Flanders. Most locals are laidback, but it can cause offense if you get it wrong in some circles. If in doubt, speak English. Outside of business transactions, it’s customary to kiss three times on alternate cheeks. Dress is similar to other Western nations: jeans and a smart top suffice for most occasions, including nights out. Smoking is banned in venues where food is served.

Price of Necessities: Bottle of water - 1.1 $, coffee - 3.0 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons - 75.0 $ 

Emergency Numbers:  Police 101, Ambulance 100, Fire Brigade 100

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Precautions

Vaccinations: Two doses of MMR vaccinations are recommended for travelers born after 1956 if not previously taken. Influenza shot is recommended for all travelers from November through April.

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Currency

Name: Euro

Symbol: €

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Weather conditions

Temperature
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Temperature (C)
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Average Low
Temperature (C)

JAN
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MAR
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MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
3.9°
5.0°
8.5°
11.9°
16.4°
19.2°
21.1°
21.2°
17.9°
13.4°
7.9°
5.2°
-0.6°
-0.7°
1.3°
3.3°
7.1°
10.0°
12.0°
11.8°
9.5°
6.1°
2.6°
0.8°
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Average Precipitation (mm)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
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OCT
NOV
DEC
72.6
51.6
64.3
51.6
57.1
70.7
77.3
75.0
66.7
73.8
72.4
78.3
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Temperature
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Average High
Temperature (C)
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Average Low
Temperature (C)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
3.9°
5.0°
8.5°
11.9°
16.4°
19.2°
21.1°
21.2°
17.9°
13.4°
7.9°
5.2°
-0.6°
-0.7°
1.3°
3.3°
7.1°
10.0°
12.0°
11.8°
9.5°
6.1°
2.6°
0.8°
Precipitation
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Average Precipitation (mm)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
72.6
51.6
64.3
51.6
57.1
70.7
77.3
75.0
66.7
73.8
72.4
78.3
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Written by SuperCoucou SC Published on March 23, 2016
Belgium, a country that continues to baffle us with its gorgeous blend of history and modern day living. From its medieval castles, diverse cultural styles, delicious beers and chocolates of all time,...
Written by Nathalie Gibri Published on October 25, 2015
I made a Surprise for my Husband we went to Belgium for his Birthday!!!! First time to travel with only a backpack  We arrived in Brussels at 3:00 PM we arrived to the hotel then w...
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