Located between France and the Netherlands, Belgium is a fairly small country known best for waffles, chocolate, and beer. The capital city of Brussels centers around the gilded Grand Place, while nearby Antwerp is a major hub of the world’s diamond trade. Smaller towns like Bruges and Ghent charm travelers with medieval architecture, winding alleys and chocolate shops.
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Currency: Belgium uses the Euro as their currency which can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Belgium, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as most other European power points (2 circular prongs). Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for non Europeans.
Official Language: The official languages of Belgium are Dutch, French, and German.
Health: There are no major health concerns in Belgium for travellers however I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination. The tap water is generally safe to drink.
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