If you are planning on visiting Brussels you might be wondering what travel documents you need, what languages are spoken in Belgium, what the country’s currency is and a lot more questions, which you will find answered here below:
Brussels has just over one million inhabitants and its metropolitan area has over two million people.
Like some other members of the European Union, the official currency in Belgium is the Euro.
The time zone in Belgium is CEST (Central European Summer Time) in the summer and CET (Central European Time) in winter and is the same time as Paris, Madrid, Rome and Amsterdam (to mention a few capital cities).
If you are a UK citizen you have access to the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) that will enable you to have access to Belgian healthcare at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. For citizens from the United States, Canada, Australia or other non-European countries, it is not obligatory to get health insurance to travel to Belgium. However, we recommend to get some type of travel insurance before traveling since healthcare can occasionally be expensive.
Belgium uses type C plugs with two round pins, which are commonly used in Europe, with 230 V and 50 Hz. If your appliances do not match the type C we recommend you either buy an adapter or ask to borrow one if you are staying at a hotel.
If you’d like to learn a little bit more about Belgium, Brussels and Flanders in particular, why not check out Visit Flanders website?