BELGIUM DESTINATION GUIDE

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"Belgium is famous for Tintin, Hercule Poirot, beer and chocolate but has a great deal more to offer and I love exploring it with our travellers"

Peter, Travel Director
Belgium at a glance
Discover the humble charm of Belgium, a land famed for chocolate, waffles, royalty and lace. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and explore The Royal Palace of Brussels, medieval canals in Bruge, antiques in Antwerp, waterfront windmills and endless hectares of organic farmlands.
Currency
Euro
Winter avg temp
2°C
Summer avg temp
16°C
Time Zone
GMT+2
Capital City
Brussels
Language
French, Dutch, German
Good morning
Bonjour
Good evening
Bonsoir

What to pack for Belgium

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Loose-fitting clothes

Between the beer, waffles, fries and chocolate, no amount of walking will fend off the feeling of gluttony. Pack loose-fitting clothes so you can indulge in Belgium’s food without any discomfort.

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A book or app dedicated to flowers

A country famed for its biennial Flower Carpet festival, Belgium is alive with floral colours at many times of the year. Take a book or download an app and you’ll quickly learn to differentiate varieties of begonias and poppies.

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Comfortable shoes

From the flower lined streets of Bruge, to the gorgeous fields of Flanders, you'll need a reliable pair of walking shoes for your trip to Belgium.

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An open mind

Belgium is known for its progressive mindset and forward-thinking legal system, often praised for re-shaping outdated systems long before the rest of the world. Feel right at home here with an open mind.

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Your credit card

The Belgian city of Antwerp has been dubbed the diamond capital of the world. Home to the second largest port in Europe, it is said that nearly half of the world’s diamonds shimmy through here. Pack your credit card if you care to splurge.