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Single European currency the Euro

The Euro is now the official currency of 12 EU member states including Belgium.

The first Euro coins and notes were introduced in January 2002, the Belgian Franc was still in circulation until 28 February 2002, when it was completely replaced by the Euro.

Euro (€) = 100 cents.
Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of €2, 1 and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

Currency exchange

Currency can be exchanged at bureaux de change, hotels, airports, railway stations, banks, travel agencies and some restaurants throughout Belgium.

Credit & debit cards in Belgium


American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are accepted as well as Eurocheque cards. Check with your credit or debit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available. ATMs are plentiful.

Travellers cheques

Widely accepted. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques in Euros, Pounds Sterling or US Dollars.

Currency restrictions

There are no restrictions on the import and export of either local or foreign currency.

Exchange rate indicators

The following figures are included as a guide to the movements of the Euro against Sterling and the US Dollar:
 
Date Nov '07
£1.00=
1.43635
$1.00=
0.68904
 
Banking hours

Monday-Friday 0900-1600 hrs.
Useful travel links
AMEX Travellers Cheques information on Amex travellers cheques
Oanda International currency and foreign exchange services
Travellers Cheques Visa information on Visa travellers cheques
Universal Currency Converter online foreign exchange and currency
VISA ATM Locator location of any ATM that accepts VISA cards