Belgium Fact Sheet

The city of Brussels, Belgium at sunset.

This fact sheet is for Canadian nationals only. Please note if you are not a Canadian passport holder you will need to check with your relevant Country Embassy.

Travel AdviceTravel advice and advisories for Belgium
EmbassyEmbassies and consulates | Belgium (Government of Canada)
Entry RequirementsArrival in Belgium
Visa InformationLatest travel and visa advice
Currency ConversionLive Exchange Rate: Canadian Dollar to Euro
Cultural InsightsHofstede Country Comparison -- Belgium
Health InformationNaTHNaC - Belgium (
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Emergency Numbers

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Country Facts

Capital cityBrussels
LanguageDutch (official) 60%, French (official) 40%, German (official) less than 1%
Phone Code+32
Time ZoneUTC+1
Drives onRight
Plug TypesType C, Type E
Drinking WaterSafe to drink
Dominant ReligionRoman Catholic 75%, other (includes Protestant) 25%
Significant Dates

May 8 - Victory Day

July 21 - Belgium National Day