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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Palm and Rodenbach - now under the banner of Swinkels Family Brewers
LIESHOUT/STEENHUFFEL - Since 2016 the Palm, De Hoorn and Rodenbach breweries have been owned by Bavaria, a Dutch-based brewer. Two years after the takeover, Bavaria has been re-named Swinkels Family ... [ more ]
The Brewers Of Europe Forum 2018
BRUSSELS - To be authentic is not a competition and neither is it a fashionable attitude. You either are an authentic brewer or you are not. You are driven, you make great beers that have a soul, you have a good story to... [ more ]
Zythos 2018. Watch out… there’s some heritage about!
LEUVEN - 12,500 fans made their way to Leuven for what was already the 15th edition of the Zythos beer festival. Many fans travelled a long way to get to Belgium. They flocked here from many European ... [ more ]
Showcasing the Belgian art of living, Horecatel 2018
MARCHE-EN-FAMENNE - “Their cuisine is on a par with that of the French and the portions are generous...” When people discuss the Belgian art of living, it won’t be long before the term ‘Burgundian’ ... [ more ]
Bruges Beer Festival 2018: your window on the Belgian beer world
BRUGES - Eleven years ago it all started off on quite a modest scale in the medieval town hall of Bruges, under the imposing gaze of the Belfry. Now, in 2018, the Bruges Beer Festival has spread its wings and encompasses... [ more ]
This abbey beer has roots deep in local history. Its origins go all the way back to the Treaty of Verdun, concluded in 843. This landmark agreement made the river Scheldt the desig... [ more ]