Go Easy Travel on Facebook
Belgium Holiday Guide
The north and south of Belgium are visually very different. The north, made up of the provinces of West and East Flanders, Antwerp, Limburg and much of Brabant, is for the most part flat, with a landscape and architecture not unlike Holland.
City Breaks Belgium
Belgium Visitor Information
The country's capital city, Brussels, is also the capital of the European Union. It claims to have one of Europe's most beautiful central squares, the Grand Place. The country's best restaurants can be found on the Rue des Bouchers, a stone's throw from the Grand Place. Here you can sample lobster, crab and mussels washed down with excellent Belgian beer.
Belgium Restaurants & Food
Belgian cuisine is highly regarded throughout Europe and is very similar to French. Combining French and German styles, meat and seafood are the main raw ingredients. The country also offers a wide range of ethnic food. Many bars offer meals, at least at lunchtimes, and a multitude of cafes serve basic dishes such as omelettes, steak or mussels with chips.
Belgium Hotels And Accomodation
Belgium offers a wide variety of Hotels, from simple H* to extremely luxurious H*****.
Bed & Breakfast (gastenkamers) are also widely available.
The Flemish coast specialises in Holiday Homes, houses or flats that you can rent by the week, fortnight or month. Shorter periods are also possible. Here too, there is abundant choice, with rental prices reflecting the quality of the accommodation
Weather in Belgium
Belgium has a seasonal climate, similar to neighbouring countries, with warm weather from May to September and snow likely during winter months.
Belgium Banks and Currency
As a member of the European Union, Belguim has been part of the Economic and Currency Union hich introduced the EURO as common currency - since 1.1. 2002. The Euro is subdivided into 100 cents
You can change currency in banks, the airport, railway stations and bureaux de change. In many places, you can also pay by credit card. American Express, Visa, Diners Club and Eurocard/Mastercard are among the most widely-accepted cards. Eurocheques in combination with a Eurocheque card are accepted. With your Eurocheque card, you can withdraw cash from cash dispensers, which are to be found everywhere.
The Banks in Belgium are usually open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but some close for about an hour at lunchtime. Many bureaux de change are also open on Sunday. There are no restrictions on the import and export of foreign currency.
Visa Requirements Belgium
EU citizens can enter on an official identity card. Travellers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, the USA and many other countries just need a valid passport (no visa) for stays of up to three months.
Driving in Belgium
Belgium has an extensive road network, which means that you can reach every town and village effortlessly by car. When driving in Belgium, you need a valid national or international driving licence, vehicle registration certificate and the insurance green card. The speed limit on motorways and roads with four or more lanes is 120 km per hour, and 90 km per hour on other roads. Within built-up areas, the speed limit is 50 km per hour. The Belgium road network is excellent and toll-free, and connects to the major European Routes.
Goeasy Travel have arranged the best value Car Rentals in Belgium for you. To get your free quotation online please go to our on line Holiday Car Hire Holiday Car Hire
Calling Home from Belgium
Most public phones work with telephone cards. You can buy these cards in post offices, stations, bookshops and newspaper shops. From phone booths with stickers showing flags, you can make international calls.
To call abroad from Belgium, first dial 00 followed by the country code. It is cheaper to phone from Monday to Saturday between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., as well as at any time on Sundays and public holidays.
In case of an Emergency in Belgium
EU citizens on holiday in Flanders should bring a form E 111 with them. If you need medical care, this form and the doctor's bill will enable you to reclaim the cost of treatment (according to the refund scales applicable in Belgium). During the weekend, special arrangements apply for pharmacies. The name and address of the nearest pharmacist on weekend standby duty is on display at any pharmacy
The fire brigade & medical emergencies -100.
Fr the police and gendarmerie - 101.
Events in Belgium
Car Rental Belgium with goeasy
Book your holiday hire with goeasy travel. To get a quote to hire a car in Belgium call or email goeasy travel or book on like at our Holiday Car Hire Holiday Car Hire
© Go Easy Travel - T4558. We act as The global travel Group Plc (Triton Travel Group LTD) |
in connection with the sale of travel products. Unless specified as the operator, the Global
Travel Group plc (Triton Travel Group LTD) is the agent of ATOL protected Tour Operators and
other principals. Privacy | Copyright
|Go Easy Travel|
15 High Street, Twyford,
Berks, RG10 9AB
Tel: 0844 811 2550 Fax: 0844 811 2551