traveller essentials

Traveller essentials

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The Euro is used in Belgium. It comes in coins of 1 cents, 2 cents, 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, €1 and €2. The notes are of the following values: €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500.

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Belgium has 3 national languages: French, Dutch and German. But the Brussels Region has only French and Dutch. But most of the people in Brussels are fluent in English and because Brussels is cosmopolitan, you will come across many other languages.

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Summers are more often mild than hot, with average maximal temperature around 23°C (73°F). Winters are relatively mild and rainy with average maximal temperature around 6°C (43°F). Be prepared for rain, indeed there are on average 199 rainy days spread throughout the year. Snow and smelting snow are also common in winter.

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Power Plug

The standard electrical current used in Brussels is 230 volts AC (50 Hz) and the power plug are of types C (two round pins) and E (two round pins and a hole)

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Tipping is not common in Belgium, and so in Brussels. Indeed, the bills include the service charge. Service staff in Belgium are also well paid and don’t depend on the tips for their income.

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Useful Numbers



Ambulance & Fire Brigade


Dialing code