Travel - Hot Spots - Belgium
Belgium is a federal state divided into three regions: Dutch-speaking Flanders in the north, francophone Wallonia in the south and Brussels, the bilingual capital, where French and Dutch share official status. There is also a small German-speaking minority of some 70 000 in the eastern part of the country.
What to do in Belgium?
Art & Architecture
Brussels: "The Fall of Icarus" by Pieter Breughel The Elder (16th Century)
Liege: The "bronze baptismal font" by Rene de Huy (12th Century)
Namur: The "Treasury of Hugo d'Oignies" (13th Century)
Tournai: The "Reliquary of Our Lady" by Nicolas de Verdun (13th Century)
Ghent: "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" by Jan and Hubert van Eyck (15th Century)
Bruges: "Shrine of St. Ursula" by Hans Memling (15th Century)
Antwerp: "Descent of the Cross" by Peter Paul Rubens (17th Century)
Belgium for Chocolate Lovers
Chocolate Museums & Demonstrations
Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat (Brussels)
Planete Chocolat (Brussels)
Le Chocolatier Manon (Brussels)
Chocolaterie Duval (Brussels)
La Maison du Chocolat (Brussels)
Chocolaterie Jamart (Brussels)
P&J Chocolate (Adinkerke)
Burie Handmade Chocolates (Antwerp)
De Proeverie Tea Room
Roose's Chocolate World (Bruges)
Etienne Bouvier Anseremme (Dinant)
Chocolate Museum Jacques (Eupen)
Musee de la Patisserie (Harze - Aywaille)
Family Fun in Belgium Children's Museums and Attractions
The Atomium, a mythical building from the 1958 world expo, is shining brightly again.
At the automobile museum, cars are appreciated for their beauty or design or for the quality of their technology.
Children's Museum - Pilot a bathyscaphe, become a magician, build a flying machine, ....
Comic Strip Center
Comic Strip Itinerary
Houtopia - It's a place full of discovery and wonder
Museum of Musical Instruments
Museum of Natural Sciences
French Speaking Wallonia
Gallo-Roman archeological park of Malagne
Blegny Mine (Blegny)
Caves of Han-Sur-Lesse (Han-sur-Lesse)
Chlorophyll Park (Dochamps)
The Maze (Barvaux-sur-Outhe)
Parc Paradisio (Brugelette)
Euro Space Center (Transinne)
Belgium Travel Guide
Brussels International Airport (BRU)
Location: The airport is located eight miles (13km) northeast of the city centre.
Antwerpen International Airport (ANR)
Location: The airport is located one mile (2km) east of Antwerp.
Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL)
Location: Brussels South Charleroi Airport is 28.5 miles (46km) from the city.
Brussels has a maritime temperate climate, characterised by warm summers and mild winters. The city has a high average annual rainfall, and visitors can expect a downpour any time of year. Temperatures range from highs of around 80°F (27°C) in summer to 45°F (7°C) during the middle of winter. Snow is possible, but not frequent, in winter.
Euro (EUR) divided into 100 cents. Most credit cards are accepted (Visa, American Express, Diners Club and Eurcard) as are travellers cheques (though it is best to carry them in Euros, US dollars or Pounds Sterling to avoid additional charges when exchanging). ATMs are available in all major cities. Banks are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, and are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Some banks close for an hour during lunch. There are however some foreign exchange offices that trade on Sundays.
Passport & Visa
Entry requirements for Americans: US nationals must have a passport valid for at least three months beyond period of stay. A visa is not required for stays of up to three months.
Entry requirements for UK nationals: UK nationals must possess a valid passport. A visa is not required for stays of up to three months for passports stating European Union on the front cover, British Overseas Territories Citizen, British National (Overseas), British Citizen or British Subject, with the right of abode in the UK. Other passport holders require a visa.
Entry requirements for Canadians: Canadians must have a passport valid for at least three months beyond period of stay. A visa is not required for stays of up to three months.
Entry requirements for Australians: Australian nationals must have a passport valid for at least three months beyond period of stay. A visa is not required for stays of up to three months.
Entry requirements for South Africans: South African nationals require a passport valid for at least three months beyond intended period of stay. A Schengen visa is required and should be obtained before travel.
Entry requirements for New Zealanders: New Zealand nationals require a passport valid for at least three months beyond intended period of stay. No visa is required for stays of up to three months.
Entry requirements for Irish nationals: Irish nationals require a valid passport. No visa is required.
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