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10 essential tips for traveling to Belgium

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With this selection of tips for traveling to Belgium We hope to help you organize and plan your trip to one of the most amazing and amazing countries in the world.
On many occasions known only to Bruges and Ghent, two of the most beautiful cities in the world, we assure you that Belgium is much more than this pair of jewels, which although highly recommended, we are sure, will be only Two of the impressive places you can meet in this country.

Based on the times we have traveled to the country, the first on a trip to Bruges and Brussels and the second on a trip to Ghent, Leuven and Antwerp, we leave you what are for us 10 essential tips for traveling to Belgium. We start!

1. What is the best time?

Although any time is good to know Belgium, it is important to take into account the weather and other aspects to be able to make the trip and enjoy it to the fullest.

  • High season (July and August): without a doubt, these sunny and warm months are the ones that concentrate the greatest number of travelers in the country, especially in the most tourist areas.
  • Mid season (May, June and September): despite not being so hot, good weather is usually present during these months, so it is a good option for a trip to Belgium and enjoy cities like Brussels, Bruges, Ghent … etc
  • Low season (from October to March): considered as the coldest and rainiest months of the year, they would be the least advisable to travel since although the prices are usually much more adjusted, the weather is not very pleasant.

Remember that if your trip to Belgium is in high season, it may be highly recommended to book in advance both flights and accommodation and rental car in case you are going to do a roadtrip.



2. Entry requirements

If you are a Spanish or European Union (EU) citizen, you can enter Belgium only with your ID or Passport, without a visa. If you have another nationality, it is advisable to consult the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Embassy to know what the entry requirements are.

Another of the tips for traveling to Belgium more important is that you always carry the European Health Card with which you can receive medical assistance if necessary. Regardless of this and above all, if you want to have coverage in the best medical centers and have a repatriation included, it is highly recommended to travel with the best travel insurance for Europe.

We always travel insured with Mondo, with whom we carry a totally adequate insurance to the needs that we will have on the trip. Hiring your insurance here with Mondo, just for being a Street Travelers reader, you have a 5% discount.

Waffles in Brussels

10. More tips for traveling to Belgium

Other of the best tips for traveling to Belgium are:

  • As we mentioned earlier, it is highly recommended to spend whenever you can one night in Bruges and Ghent to enjoy both illuminated cities.
  • If you visit Antwerp, do not miss to follow this route of Antwerp in one day and complete this list of places to visit in Antwerp essential, so you do not miss anything.
  • An important issue is how to get money in Belgium. We use the N26 card to pay, combining it with the BNEXT card to withdraw money from the cashier, with which you will be returned all commissions and you will also receive 10 euros if you register from this link, and we have to say that so far They are the best options we have found in the market to get money and pay when we are traveling.
    We leave you an article about the best cards to travel without paying commissions in which we talk about this topic with all the details.
  • In Belgium, in the train stations, on most occasions, you will find the names of the cities in Belgian, not in English. For example: Leuven you will find it written as Leuven. Brussels Midi is Brussels Midi Zuid… It's something to keep in mind, especially when it comes to getting tickets at the vending machines and when getting off at the correct station.
  • In Belgium the common voltage is 230V, the frequency 50 Hz and the plugs are of type E.

If you feel like helping us complete the list of the 10 essential tips for traveling to Belgium, add yours in the comments.

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