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 Belgium - General Info

Time Zone

UTC + 1, summer time UTC + 2 April to October.

Yachting Essentials

Voltage: 230 V

Frequency: 50 Hz

Note: a C style plug can be used with E and F receptacles. All double-insulated appliances are indeed fitted with a C plug, and can be used in any compatible receptacle (C E F and narrow L). Type C receptacles are prohibited in Belgium

Money

Euro

Communications

International dialing code for Belgium is +32.

rangeRoamer provides short-term cell phone service for international travelers. Buy, Rent, or use your own cell phone. Acquiring a OneSimCard global SIM card before arriving in Belgium is most efficient method.

Diplomatic Missions

Embassies in Belgium see link

Foreign Embassies in Belgium

Emergencies

Emergency telephone numbers

Medical and Fire Services - 100

Police - 101

European emergency number - 112 (calls are free from any mobile cellular of fixed-line telephone)

Publications

IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club

Inland Waterways of Belgium
By Jacqueline Jones
Publisher Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson Ltd (1st Edn May 2005)
ISBN 978 0852887608

North Sea Passage Pilotage
By Brian Navin
Publisher Imray (6th Edition Aug 2013)
ISBN 978 1846231339

The Cruising Companion to North France and Belgium
By Neville Featherstone
Published Dec 2001 - no longer in print.
ISBN 978 0333989548

THE MINISTERE DES TRAVAUX PUBLICS has published a map of the inland waterways.

The Cruising Almanac 2018
By Cruising Association
Publisher: Imray (Aug 2017)
ISBN  978-1846238703
Covers North West Europe from Shetland and southern Norway to Gibraltar and West Ireland to the Baltic. For 2018 the text is fully revised. Throughout, there are corrections to the plans and many include major revisions as well as improvements to coverage. The Cruising Almanac comes with 2018 tide tables with data on 47 standard ports. Corrections are updated approximately two months and are available from The Cruising Association website.

Update History

October 2017: Publications updated.
July 2017: Customs updated re red diesel with information from The Cruising Association.
November 2016: Clearance, Immigration & Customs updated.
June 2015: Notes added about use of marked (red) diesel.
April 2015: Publications reviewed and revised.
February 2015: Formalities checked.
January 2013: Formalites checked.

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