Travelling to belgium
You’ll probably come in through our international airport: Brussels Airport. It offers many worldwide connections and has everything to entertain and accommodate long-haul travellers.
Our airport is a modern complex with a single terminal and two concourses. At Brussels Airport, you’ll find many restaurants, bars and shops, but you’ll also find a bus (level 0) and train station (level -1) ready for you to go wherever you want in Belgium.
Have any questions? Don’t hesitate to head on over to the information desks or visit the website for more information.
Customs and other important things
In Belgium, people speak either Dutch (or Flemish), French or German. But you can count on most of the population to also have a pretty decent knowledge of English.
Belgium is a member of the EU, so you can pay with Euros when you come to visit us. You’ll find plenty of cash machines to withdraw money so you can have a shopping spree if you want to. When you want to pay for things in Belgium, you can expect to have the option to pay by phone or card, but try to have some cash at hand for emergencies or special activities that only allow cash payments.
Your pilot will probably remind you of the time zone before you land, but remember that a small jet lag is possible. Belgium still uses winter- and summertime, which is why it adheres to the timezone GMT+1 from the last Sunday of October until the last Saturday of March. From the last Sunday of March until the next Saturday of October, Belgium respects the timezone GMT+2.
Documents you need to bring
If you want to travel to Belgium from outside of the EU, you need an international passport. The need for a visa depends on the country you’re travelling from. If you plan to stay longer, you can contact the Belgian embassy in your country for more information.
Our tap water is perfectly safe to drink, but feel free to test it and then decide for yourself whether you want tap or bottled water.
Coming from outside the European Union you are allowed to bring a maximum of 200 cigarettes, 250 grams of tobacco, 2 litres of spirits and 4 litres of wine. These products may only be brought in for personal use. You may bring other goods with a maximum value of €430.
How to move about in Belgium
We enjoy biking and walking, but we also take the car or public transport. You can map out some walking routes or you can rent a bike or car and get wherever you would like to go. You can take the bus or train to pretty much everywhere in Belgium, and in certain cities, you can take the tram to get around.
March 1, 2024