Belgium What to Pack

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Belgium What to Pack

  • Good walking shoes & warm clothes

    Brugge What to Pack

    Lock it up with a pad lock folks. No joke! Take some crapy clothes with you. Then replace them with new cool new ones you buy alone the way. Donate you old ones to a hostel. Bring cold meds. They are hard to find in little towns. And of coarse there’s this old one: “Lay out all the clothes you want to take with you. Take out half the clothes and...

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  • Umbrella & Raincoat

    Brugge What to Pack

    If you go in May, make sure you bring an umbrella and a raincoat, as well as a sweater or two. The weather was very unpredictable. One minute it was warm and sunny and I had to take off my jackets, and five minutes later it would be windy and raining. Bring comfortable shoes (sommething that won't soak through). While we were in Brugge, it rained...

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  • Lot's of Film & Mosquito Spray &...

    Brugge What to Pack

    On my first two trips to Bruges, I had to say bring a wide angle for panoramas of this mesmerizing city and of course, lots of film but prior to my last visit, I finally broke down and bought a digital SLR. I got a Rebel and opted for a 10-20mm lens which is equivalent to a 16-35mm film camera. You can readily see the difference in the scope of...

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  • Shoes

    Bring comfortable shoes if you are staying in the heart of Brussels. The Cobble Stone streets are beautiful, but after a few hours of walking on them, your feet will kill if you are not wearing comfortable walking shoes. *With some sort of cushion if possible*

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  • Never without your umbrella !

    Unfortunately, you can never trust the weather in Belgium, so you'd better take rain clothes and a good umbrella with you if you don't want to end up like me on the picture... :-)

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  • You may not follow my recommendation...

    You will likely need raincoat and umbrellas in rainy Belgium. Yet, I admit that an umbrella is encumbering while walking through Brussels streets, trying to arrange snapshots with telelens... I prefer then the water-repellant hat and the raincoat. Depending on your type of activities (posh resturant or walking, backpacking), you may need classy...

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  • Take with you:

    Light handbag will really cause you less suffering by moving around when you are for a short period visiting Belgium! depends on the weather! Sure! You should take your Umbrela, just in case, you'll never know when it could rain in Belgium!

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  • Packing List

    All over the year it's a good idea to bring warm weather clothes and cool weather gear as well as good rain-repellant coat or jacket! Bring your umbrella at anytime in the year! Climate in some Belgian townsBrussels: Summers average maximum is about 22?C (72?F) minimum around 12?C (54?F). Winters average maximum is about 6?C (43?F) minimum around...

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  • Nothing extreme

    Depends on your way of travelling A sweater is neccesary and most of the time a jacket too. Most important : bring an umbrella, it rains a lot! Everything's easy to find.Drug stores you can find on almost every corner of the streets. Everything's easy to find.

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  • Belgian weather

    The weather in Belgium is totally unpredictable. Of course, if the weatherman says it will be overcast, he will have more chances to be right, but actually you can have all kinds of weather in one single day. The most normal thing, however is to enjoy glorious sunny days followed by long periodes of grey and wet weather.Temperatures are only...

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  • Umbrella or raincoat

    It rains quiet often in Belgium. Mostly it's not pouring down, but just a few drops. But of course just a few drops, during a whole day can get you pretty wet!So, don't forget your umbrella or raincoat. In case you forgot it, don't worry, they are for sale in every big city!

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  • Umbrella?

    It's still hot in Sept in Brugge/Belgium, just cool in the morning and night, so summer wear with a jacket I heard that belgium rains a lot, but when I am here, it's sunshine everyday, umbrella is not a must.

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  • Belgian weather

    Always take your umbrella with you when going out: typical Belgian weather is something like 10 min. sunshine, 30 min. raining, windy and cloudy, sunshine again....We may experience all 4 seasons in less than 24 hrs.

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  • Packing List

    It rains a lot in Belgium all year round so rain gear is a must. Umbrella will work inland where it is less windy but along the coast and in Bruges I would take a rain jacket with a hood. Proper shoes with that of course. Belgium has a couple of thousand more pharmacies than it needs population wise, so you will find it all here. There are no...

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  • Environment

    Squeezed between the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and France, Belgium is one of Europe's tiddlers. The north is flat, the south dominated by the picturesque Ardennes and the 65km North Sea coastline monopolised by resorts, except for a few patches of windswept dunes. Lower Belgium is criss-crossed by a network of canals. Seasons are mild, but...

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  • When to go

    You're unlikely to encounter extremes in weather during an average Belgian year. April to September is the warmest time, but be prepared for grey skies and soggy streets no matter what time of year you go. Visitors may be forgiven for assuming umbrellas and raincoats are part of the Belgian national dress.

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  • Packing List

    When you think of visiting Brussels, bring some clothes for sunny days as well as for rainy days .... and don't forget the umbrella !

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  • raincoat,sunglasses

    A normal bag is good Shoes for the cities,heavy hiking shoes,casual clothes,hikingclothes,raincoat,sunglasses(weather in belgium is diferent from day to day) everithing you need to wash yourself,a litlebit of medicines,(nut much-there are good docters in belgium) Party camera,natur art photography equipment,culture photography,...

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  • Packing List

    Depending on the time of year. Take solid shoes if you are planning to walk a lot. Also, take appropriate dresses if you intend to visit the churches. Well, with all those sights you just have to take lots of film!!! I would suggest packing at least two cameras, especially in summer. No, it's not that in summer they break down more quickly:)))...

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  • Packing List

    Depends on the time of your travel.In summer it's about 17°-20° Celsius and in winter for about 0°-5° Celsius.But it's surely rainy in Belgium. Maybe it's a good tip to be always prepared on that.

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  • Packing List

    The Belgian Coast increase more and more tourist yearly, situated in West flaanders. You must experience the summer there.

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  • Packing List

    Sure take an umbrella with, It rains quite often here... Don't forget your photo equipment, you'll sure find lots of things to be willing to remember:-)Street view in Gent on photo

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  • Packing List

    The best bag to take if you are staying in a hotel/apartment would be a suitcase. It is always best to pack a few extra items just in case. I always take a suitcase if I staying somewhere for more than 4 days. A small case will do if staying for a weekend. If you are back-packing and staying in youth hostels the best thing to take is a big...

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  • Packing List

    Take a cooling box with you to make sure that good piece of chocolate doesn't melt on your way home. Always tkae your raincoat with you, because you never know when it starts raining in Belgium. And take warm clothes as well as light clothing with you. Don't forget your sunglasses for the finishing touch! Take mints with you(or gum) to eat when...

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  • Packing List

    Money:Don't forget that our local currency (Belgian Frank) will be valid only until December 31st, 2001. As from January 1st, 2002 the new EURO banknotes & coins will be introduced, not only in Belgium but also in 11 other participating countries: the Netherlands, Portugal, Ireland, France, Finland, Austria, Spain, Luxembourg, Italy, Germany &...

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  • Packing List

    Some bigger size clothing for when you leave in an invariably bloated state. A good sense of humor. The Belgians seem to have one. Where else would you find a national treasure, the Mannekin Pis, to be a statue of a boy taking a pee.

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  • Packing List

    My rule of thumb is to take enough clothes for one week OR for the length of the trip PLUS two days, whichever is shorter. If you are traveling on business, you can probably pack along two suits and rotate between them. Try to take different colors of shirts/blouses; mixing and matching might fool people into thinking you brought more clothes...

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  • Packing List

    It was April when I was in Belgium, so it was kind of nippy, but not extremely so. I had one medium size luggage and a smaller one. Always essential a good pair of walking shoes, raincoat and umbrella, it may rain anytime of the year. Be warm, once again, your clothing should reflect what you are going to be doing in Europe, if you like to attend...

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  • Packing List

    Raincoat and umbrella It always rains!!!! It doesn´t matter if it´s summer, winter, fall or spring!Sooner or later the sky will turn black and drops will follow!

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