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Belgium

Officially the Kingdom of Belgium.

With Bruges canals, Antwerp fashion, decadent chocolate, mussels and chips, belfries and castles, crazy carnivals, Tintin and Trappist beers…

Not forgetting Belgium hosts the headquarters of the European Union and NATO. How could anyone call Belgium boring?!

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Capital

Brussels

Area

30,280 km²

Population

11,739,385 million

Geographic Location

Belgium is bounded to the north by the Netherlands and the North Sea, to the east by Germany and Luxembourg and to the south by the France.

Jet Lag

In winter, the time difference between Asia and Belgium is 6/7 hours (from the last Sunday in October to the last Sunday in March).

In summer, the time difference between Asia and Belgium is 5/6 hours (from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Climate

The climate in Belgium is oceanic, being influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Rains are quite frequent, but in the south-eastern regions (Ardennes) which are located at higher altitudes as well as at a greater distance from the sea, the climate is more continental.

Language & Culture

Language

The official languages of Belgium are Dutch, French and German.

Religion

Belgium has a Catholic majority (57.1%). The rest of the population is divided between minority religions (such as the Protestant Church, Islam, Judaism…) and atheists.

Visa Requirement

To find out if your nationality requires a visa to enter Belgium (a member state of the European Union), please inquire at the Belgian Embassy in your home country.

Useful Info

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When To Travel

The climate in Belgium is very similar to that of northern France. The best season to visit this country is from May to September.

Late spring and early autumn are also pleasant and benefit from less tourist pressure.

Health Tips

Before leaving, remember to check the health measures required and recommendations in your country of destination. You will find this information on the website of the Embassies of the countries concerned.

Covid

The global health situation is changing. In any case, before leaving on a trip, it is important to check about the conditions of mobility on the website of the Embassies of the countries concerned.

Miscellaneous

Western (European) culture is very different from Asian culture. Please refer to the transcultural page.

Currency

The euro is the currency in circulation.

Electricity

Please bring a universal adapter.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance before leaving your country.

Western Vs Asian Culture: Why So Different?

    • Europe
    • Asia
    • Wheat is the food base
    • Rice is favoured
    • Salt and pepper on tables
    • Salty and/or sweet soy sauce preferred
    • Cold/ice water served
    • Lukewarm water are being asked for
    • Western meals are eaten individually
    • Asians share and eat collectively from the same dishes
    • Cutlery such as fork, knife, spoon are used
    • Asians of Chinese ancestry eat with chopsticks
    • On Sunday, streets are deserted…
    • Very crowded in Asia
    • Europeans do everything to be tanned
    • Asians seek to whiten their skin
    • Public display of affection such as kissing and cuddling are common
    • Considered taboo and indecent in Asian countries
    • Skimpy dressing for men and women the norm
    • Discreet dressing considered as polite and respectful
    • Homosexuality normal in most European countries
    • Taboo in many Asian countries