✈️ Heading to Belgium? We've gathered some tips from the bunq community to make sure your trip is the smoothest it can be. 😎
Check them out below! 🌈 👇
Using your card
💳 Do I need cash in Belgium, or can I use my card everywhere?
Card payments are very common in Belgium, you should be able to use card nearly everywhere. Some shops only accept Belgium Bancontact cards.
There are a few businesses that still only accept cash, so it can be handy to have a small amount on you just in case.
💰 What currency do they use here?
The currency here is Euros! The symbol is € or EUR.
🏧 Which ATM’s can I use for free?
The bunq community has reported free withdrawals at these ATMs.
💵 If I want cash, how much should I take out of an ATM?
€20 should be enough for a few days, since you can use your card for nearly everything.
📱 Can I roam, or should I get a local SIM?
All EU mobile plans should let you roam for free.
If you don't have an EU plan, you can learn about your local SIM card options here.
Useful things to know
💁♀️ How does tipping work?
Tipping is not expected in Belgium.
Some restaurants will include a service charge automaticlaly on your bill. This is usually around 10%.
🍺 How much does a 0.5L beer cost?
🍽 How much does an average meal cost?
🚨 What’s the emergency number?
112 and 100 both work
🔌 What type of plug do they use?
This one! It’s the standard European plug.
🚗 What side of the road do they drive on?
They drive on the right side of the road here.
🗺 How do I navigate my way around?
Google and Apple Maps both work well in Belgium.
Otherwise, we recommend Rome2Rio as the best way to find out how to get anywhere. It even tells you the cost of each option. 🙌
👀 Any other good tips?
- Belgian beers on average have double the alcohol content of a regular beer. Keep that in mind when checking out the local brews! 🍺
- Try out some Belgian fries. 🍟
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If you've been to Belgium 🇧🇪 share your experience! The following would be really useful for other bunqers to know:
- Which ATMs are free to use?
- What card should I use and where?
- Any other info you think may be useful.
Share your experience with us in the comments below! 🌈 👇