Customs and Immigration
Passports and Visas The need for passports, ID or visas to travel to Belgium depends very much on your nationality. If you're a citizen of one of the EU's core 'Schengen states', technically you don't even need a passport or any other national ID, to enter (though it makes...
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Embassies and Consulates
We have detailed the contact details for the most important embassies in the English-speaking world below. Please take into account that there are several Belgian consulates in almost all of these countries. For more information, contact the embassy in your home country. The United Kingdom ...
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Touring around Belgium shouldn’t pose too many problems, whether you choose to travel by public transport or under your own steam. One can rent anything on wheels from cars to quads and go-carts. Bikes can be taken on trains, but you should check ahead and you need to buy your...
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Currency and Exchange In 2002 the € EURO replaced the Belgian franc as the country’s official currency, 1 euro equalling 40.3399 francs. The very name of the new currency was even first proposed by a Belgian and the € symbol was designed by a Belgian, Alain...
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Brussels Beer Challenge 2019, and the winners are...
BRUSSELS/MONS - We’ve made our way down to the historic city of Mons (Bergen) for the eighth edition of the international Brussels Beer Challenge. A 90-strong jury is busy tasting; there are four morning sessions in a ro... [ more ]
Brugge Tripel contributes to renovation of Burgundian chapel of worship
BRUGES - This city draws you back in time to the heydays of the Burgundian era. After years of renovation works the Gruuthusemuseum has re-opened its doors. This former city palace is the showca... [ more ]
Brewers of Europe Forum 2019: Craftsmanship on the old continent
ANTWERP - Brewers from 59 different countries flocked to attend the Brewers of Europe Forum 2019 in the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Hall, right next to the renowned Antwerp Central Station building. ... [ more ]
Craftsmanship and balance at brewery Van Steenberge
ERTVELDE - To track down a brewer within his own domain is a high-ranking form of sports, or that’s the impression I get. After a bit of practice I spot Jef Versele, CEO of the Van Steenberge brewery, well hidden amongst... [ more ]
Brussels Beer Challenge 2018 - The results!
MECHELEN - The historic city of Mechelen, halfway between Brussels and Antwerp, is truly a hidden gem. The presence of the Dukes of Burgundy, who ruled here in the late middle ages, still permeates the ancient city centr... [ more ]
Witbiers, or white beers, are unfiltered, top-fermented beers. This traditional style was re-introduced in the 1960s by Pierre Celis, known for his Hoegaarden white beer and Celis ... [ more ]