For travel to and within Belgium you will need the following documents:
Város határain belül 50km/h
Város határain kívül: 90km/h
Autópályák 120km/h (min. 70km/h)
Belgiumban a törvényes megengedett alkoholszint 0,5 ‰.
You must have a red warning triangle and fluorescent vest in your car. You also need to carry a a fire extinguisher and first aid kit on board.
We advise you to carry non-skid chains or use winter tires in winter, especially in the Ardennes.
It's not allowed to pass through an orange traffic light. Be extra careful at a flashing traffic light.
Note that at a green light the opposing traffic can also turn left.
Cruise control is not allowed everywhere, it's indicated with signs.
The currency of Belgium is the Euro. The coins are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Euro cents and 1 and 2 Euro. Bank notes come in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euro.
Ha kedvencét is magával szeretné hozni a belgiumi nyaralásra a következőke kell szem előtt tartani:
Minden háziállatnak kell lennie egy európai állatútlevele, amelyben fel vannak sorolva az érvényes oltások.
A háziállatoknak chip által azonosíthatóaknak kell lenniük (a tetoválás 2011 július 1-je óta nem érvényes)
Pets need to be vaccinated against the following diseases (at least):
- Dogs: rabies
- Cats: feline enteritis and toxoplasmosis
Bizonyosodjon meg róla, hogy háziállata féregtelenítve volt indulás előtt.
Tervezzen előre és értesítse állatorvosát az oltásokkal és útlevéllel kapcsolatban.
Holidays within Belgium you don't need to meet special conditions. We advise you to bring the animals passport in case something happens to your pet and you need to visit the vet.
You are allowed to bring a maximum of 5 pets to Belgium.
When you go on holiday in Belgium it means you will most likely encounter a different language. Besides Flemish (Dutch) there is French spoken in the southern part of Belgium and in the eastern tip German is the most common language. Therefore we’d like to introduce you to the conversation basics. It’s always appreciated if you know a few words in the foreign language.
Dutch has some difficult sounds and some are pronounced in the back of your throat. You can use the pronunciation of the vowels and letters below with the pronunciation in brackets behind the words.
a - is a British “a” like in can’t
aa - is a longer and more open “a”, like the last a in area
au - is like “ouch” without the ch
e - is an American “a” like in the word can
ee is a long American “a” like in the word cane
eu - as the first “e” in nerve
g - pronounced in the back of your throat, as if clearing it
i - is the “i” in hint
ie - is “ee” in Greece
ei or ij - English doesn’t know this sound but an “ai” as in five is closest.
o - is the “o” like the first o in hollow
oe - as an “oo” in good
oo - is a longer more open “o” as in locomotive
ou - as in ouch without the ch or as in house
r - pronounced in the back of your throat, as if clearing it
u - as the “u” in blunt, within a word. In other forms it is pronounced "uu"
ui - there is no such vowel in English, ou like house is closest.
uu - is a sound that does not exist in English but the “u” in utopia, without the j that is pronounced before it, is closest.
Good Morning - Goedemorgen (goodemorgen)
Good Day - Goedendag (goodendag)
Good Evening - Goedenavond (goodenaavond)
Hello - Hallo (hallo)
Goodbye - Tot ziens (tot zeens)
Here you are/Please - Alstublieft (alstubleeft)
Thank you - Dank u wel (dank u well)
Sorry - Sorry
Supermarket - Supermarkt (supermarkt)
Bakery - Bakker
Butcher - Slager (slaager)
Restaurant - Restaurant
Apothecary - Apotheek (Apothake, with a long o like locomotive)
Hospital - Ziekenhuis - (zeekenhouse)
Doctor - Dokter (docter)
Dentist - Tandarts (tandarts)
Swimming pool - Zwembad (zwembad)
Beach - Strand (strand)
One - Eén (ane, like cane without the c)
Two - Twee (twa, with an a as in cane)
Three - Drie (dree)
Four - Vier (veer)
Five - Vijf (vaif)
Six - Zes (zas, American a)
Seven - Zeven (zaiven)
Eight - Acht (acht, British a)
Nine - Negen (naigen)
Ten - Tien (teen)
Good day – Bonjour (bonsjoor)
Good evening – Bonsoir (bonswoir)
Hello – Salut (saluu)
Good bye – Au revoir (o revwoir)
Please giving/receiving – S’il vous plaît (seal voo play)
Thank you – Merci bien (merzee bien)
Sorry – pardon / Excusez moi (excuzay mwah)
Supermarket – Supermarché (supermarsjai)
Bakery – Boulanger (boolansjai)
Butcher – Charcuterie, Boucherie (cold cuts) (sjarcutery, boosjery)
Restaurant – Restaurant (restauran)
Pharmacy – Pharmacie (pharmazy)
Hospital – Hôpital (opital)
Doctor – Médecin (medzin)
Dentist – Dentiste (dentiste)
Swimming pool – Piscine (pizine)
Beach – Plage (plaa-sje)
One - Un (euh)
Two – Deux (deu)
Three - Trois (trwa)
Four – Quatre (quatre)
Five – Cinq (sank)
Six – Six (sees)
Seven – Sept (set)
Eight – Huit (we'd)
Nine – Neuf (nuf)
Ten – Dix (dees)
In German there are some letters that need attention for the pronunciation:
"a" is pronounced as the British "a" in can't
"s" is pronounced as "z"
"z" is pronounced as "ts"
Good morning - Gutenmorgen (gootenmorgen)
Good day - Gutentag (gootentaag)
Good evening - Gutenabend (gootenabend)
Hello - Hallo (halloo)
Goodbye - Auf Wiedersehen (auf weederzahn)
Please when giving/when receiving - Bitte (beete / Gerne (gerne)
Thank you - Vielen Dank (feelen dank)
Sorry - Entschuldigung (entshooldeegoong)
Yes - Ja (yah)
No - Nein (nine)
Supermarket - Supermarkt (zoopermarkt)
Bakery - Bäckerei (beckereye)
Butcher - Fleischerei (fly-shereye)
Restaurant - Restaurant (restaurant)
Pharmacy - Apotheke (apothaka)
Hospital - Krankenhaus (krunkenhouse)
Doctor - Doktor (doctore)
Dentist - Zahnartzt (tsaahnaartst)
Swimming pool - Schwimmbad (shweembaad)
Beach - Strand (shtrand)
One - Eins (yns)
Two - Zwei (tswy)
Three - Drei (dry)
Four - Vier (feer)
Five - Fünf (fuenf)
Six - Sechs (zex)
Seven - Sieben (zeeben)
Eight - Acht (acht)
Nine - Neun (nine)
Ten - Zehn (tsane)
Holidays in Belgium means experiencing a different culture. The culture of a country is not only defined by its architecture, clothing and language, but also by the manner of being which can be quite different from what you're used to. We hope to give you a better insight into the Belgian habits and customs with the following information:
Belgians are kind, they will always Greet you and if there is something will let you know in a calm and polite way.
When you are invited to someone's place it's customary to bring a small gift for the hostess. Some chocolates or flowers.
In Belgium having a drink somewhere is well known. In most bars and cafés you can choose from various kinds of beer from the barrel and you can often have a bite to eat too.
It's customary to give a tip for received services like in restaurants when you're satisfied. The general amount is between 5-10%. Usually porters, taxi chauffeurs and cloak-room attendants also receive a tip.
The holiday homes in Belgium are usually more basic and with a more basic interior.
Belgians are proud of their country, culture, sportsmen and famous and important persons. They will do everything they can to please their guests. Not everyone speaks Dutch but they will always try to help. In case there is something with the holiday home you can report this to the house owner, best in a calm manner. Keep in mind that the owner is proud of his house and has done his best to make it as nice as possible.