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Belgium Travel Guide: Your Exploration of Belgium's Charming Cities

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Belgium is in Western Europe and is renowned for the tiny towns and Renaissance architecture.Dutch,French and German are the popular languages in this country. Brussels is the capital and its famous for the picturesque buildings and the all the popular Grand-Place. Foodies will enjoy touring this country for Belgium is famous for beer,chocolates, fries and waffles.

From getting to the Belgium mood by grabbing a waffle or two, you can start the trip hopping from Gravensteen catsle in Ghent and have a beer at the Halve Maan in Bruges. Located in the edge of the city, The Grand Beguinage in Leuven is a serene place to be. The Lion’s Mound, a popular battlefield in Belgium, and strolling scenes in Bruges are highly recommended experiences. Additionally, consider exploring Belgium travel packages for a well-rounded visit.

Getting there

There are regular flights that operate from most Indian International airports to Brussels Airport , which is the main international airport in Belgium and is on the northeast of Brussels . Popular operators in this route are Air France, Qatar Airways, KLM Royal Dutch and Jet Airways.

Chennai14h, 1 stopRs. 57138
Mumbai9h, 1 stopRs. 39311
Delhi13h, 1 stopRs. 41340
Kolkata13h, 1 stopRs. 54255
Hyderabad12h, 1 stopRs. 55231
Bangalore13h, 1 stopRs. 55697
Kochi14h, 1 stopRs. 63028
Trichy18h, 2 stopsRs. 60545

Best time to go

Even though the weather is damp and cold throughout the year, Belgium is recommended to be visited in summer when the weather is moderate. During spring and fall the temperature will stoop down and winters are very cold with heavy frosting scenes.

Visa requirements in belgium

You might need a visa before you come to Europe on holiday, depending on where you're from and how long you're staying. A general visitor visa (tourist visa) will normally allow you to stay in Europe for 3 months. You can apply for up to 9 months in an 18 month period, but more than 3 months will only be granted in special cases.

  • Cost of visa: 7500 INR
  • Processing time: Min 15 days working days
  • Documents to carry
    • Passport: Original Passport with validity of minimum six months.
    • Flight Vouchers
    • Hotel Vouchers

Public Transport in belgium

Belgium has one the best public transport like those of Buses, Trams, Metros and trains. Commonly used mode of public transport is that of bus, where the area covered is greater than any other forms of public transport. With economical fares, make sure your journey is completed within the given validity of the ticket.

Taxi & Airport transfer in belgium

Frequent shuttles and taxis are available at major tourist spots and the airport. Some of the popular service providers that you can make use of include Uber, Airport Taxis and TaxisBleus.

Transport & city passes in belgium

If you hold the Brussels Card, you have free entry to 39 Brussels museums and certain discounts on tourist attractions spots, guided tours, shops, restaurants, bars & clubs.

Driving & Car rental in belgium

Renting a car allows you to explore Austria at your own pace. They are comparatively more expensive than public transportation. An International Driving Permit is required for car rentals in Belgium. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. Make sure to abide by the road rules and other safety measures applicable to Belgium. Alternatively, you can hire a driver while renting the car.

Culture & Etiquette in belgium

Belgium is mainly split into two cultural groups. You have The Dutch-speaking people in Flanders in the north, and French-speaking Walloons in the south. They stick to handshakes and donot tolerate snapping of fingers and back slapping.

Major events & Public holidays in belgium

Belgium is famous for bears, beers,carnivals and number of music festivals! The Carnaval de Binche is known for musical parades in towns, Blancs Moussis is the famous poster festival, The Zythos Beer Festival in Leuven is where you can taste 500 different varities of beers and Calvalcade de Herve is where you can spot colorful horse carriages parading through the streets.

Road rules and driving license in belgium

Belgium follows right-hand side driving. Short-term visitors (up to 90 days) from other countries, including the USA, Australia and Canada, may drive in Belgium with their national licence, but in theory they must also have an International Driving Permit (IDP) or "notarized" (officially certified) translation of their drivers license before coming. Priority is given to the right side drivers and those who stop for traffic, must join from the right.

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