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Tourist Information

Beguine Convent Almshouse in Kortrijk
(© Bastin & Evrard / FOD BZ-SPF AE)

 

Tourist brochures in English and maps of Belgium are available at BOT. You can also visit following sites to plan your trip to Belgium.

 

 

Euro

On 1 March 2002 the Euro banknotes and coins became legal tender throughout the 12 countries of the euro area. These 12 countries are Belgium, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Finland, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Netherlands and Ireland. Until 31 December 2002, Belgian national banknotes and coins can be exchanged into the euro at any Belgian bank. After the changeover period has ended, Belgian national banknotes can still be exchanged at the national central bank for a very long period of time.

Links

  • Official Site of the Belgian Tourist Office in the Americas : http://www.visitbelgium.com
  • Belgium Travel Network : http://www.trabel.com
  • Flanders tourism : http://www.toerismevlaanderen.be
  • Tourist office of Brussels and Wallonia : http://www.opt.be
  • Brussels Tourist Information Office : http://www.tib.be
  • Tourist Office of the G-D Luxembourg : http://www.luxembourg-city.lu/touristinfo/
  • Lonely Planet travel guide

Youth hostels

    (for hotels, please check the links above)
  • Youth hostels in Wallonia and Brussels : http://www.laj.be
  • Youth hostels in Flanders and Brussels : http://www.vjh.be
  • Youth hostels in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg: http://www.youthhostels.lu

Culture and events

  • Brugge : Cultural Capital of Europe in 2002 : http://www.brugge2002.be
  • Calendar of events : http://www.visitbelgium.com/bxcal01.htm
  • Festival of Wallonia : http://www.festivaldewallonie.com
  • Festival of Flanders : http://www.festival-van-vlaanderen.be
  • Queen Elisabeth Contest : http://www.concours-reine-elisabeth.be
  • Musea in Flanders : http://www.museumsite.be

Transport

  • The Belgian Railways : http://www.b-rail.be
  • High speed train, connects Belgium with the Netherlands, France, Germany : http://www.thalys.be
  • High speed train, connects Belgium and London : http://www.eurostar.be
  • Brussels Airport : http://www.brusselsairport.be
  • Charleroi Airport : http://www.charleroi-airport.com
  • Liege Airport : http://www.liegeairport.com
  • Oostende Airport : http://www.ostendairport.be
  • Ryan Air, cut-price airline tickets to Ireland, Italy, UK, France ... from Charleroi Airport (Brussels South): http://www.ryanair.com

Belgian cities on the web

  • Antwerp : http://www.antwerpen.be
  • Brugge : http://www.brugge.be
  • Brussels : http://www.opt.be/Langue/EN/bxl/index.htm
  • Ghent : http://www.gent.be/gent/english/index.htm
  • Leuven : http://www.leuven.be
  • Liège : http://www.liegeonline.be/
  • Namur : http://www.namur.be
  • Tournai : http://www.tournai.be
  • Tongeren : http://www.tongeren.be

More links >>

 

 


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