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The official languages of Belgium are French, Dutch and German. English is also widely spoken.
Belgium is never very cold or hot but usually rains a lot. The summer temperature average is 54 F (13 C) and the winter temperature average is from 32 F (0 C) - 43 F (6 C)
The currency is Euro and is issued in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. Coins are issued in 1 and 2 and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent pieces.
Calling from Belgium
To make phone calls from Belgium: Please dial 00 + International area code + area code of the city + phone number.
Time zone
Belgium is six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and nine hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time.
Business hours
Banks are usually open on Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Some banks close an hour for lunch. Stores are open Monday - Saturday from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM and are closed on Sundays except in Brussels at the Gallery St. Hubert and gift shops nearby the Central Square of Brussels.
A.C. 220 volts - 50 cycles. Plugs are of the round 2 pin type.
Credit cards and ATM
Almost all credit cards types are accepted (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and Eurocard) as well as Traveler checks. ATM machines are available in all major cities.

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