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The Low Down on Belgian Currency

Currency:

Euro

Currency code:

EUR

Central Bank:

European Central Bank

Currency symbol:

Currency sub unit:

cent

Currency sub unit symbol:

c

Bank notes:

€5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500

Coins:

1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1, €2




The official currency of Belgium is the euro - abbreviated to EUR. 1 Euro is divided into 100 cents.



The euro has been the official currency of Belgium since 2002. The euro replaced the Belgian franc, which was used in Belgium between 1832 and 2002.



The euro is the official currency in 19 of the 28 member states of the European Union.



The most commonly used bills for the euro are the 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 notes.



What to spend your euros on**:

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    24hr pass to Antwerp’s museums

    27 EUR *

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    Bottle of water

    2 EUR *

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    Bottle of beer

    4 EUR *

  • *

    Movie ticket

    10.50 EUR *

  • *

    Local train ticket

    2.20 EUR *

How many euros will I need?**

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Must-sees in Belgium

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  • Brussels
  • Home to the EU government and with a rich history, Brussels is a stunningly beautiful city with some of the most spectacular architecture in Europe. With ample green space, you’ll be able to enjoy some of Brussels’ most iconic delights outdoors, including beer, chocolate, waffles and frites.
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  • Durbuy
  • Located on the Ourthe River in the forested Ardennes region, this picturesque town is reminiscent of a time gone by. Known as the smallest city in the world, there’s a surprising amount to do in this adorable town. Enjoy a hike or a kayak, visit the local artisan jam factory or take a trip to the quirky topiary park.
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  • Antwerp
  • Antwerp isn’t always the first destination of choice for many tourists, but this city is much more than just the ‘port city’. The stunning architecture throughout this city will astound you, along with its shopping and culinary experiences. Visit the old city to learn about its history, or enjoy one of the on-street night markets after dark.

Buying Buy Euro online is easy

Order Buy Euro online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy Euro Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!

FAQ Relating to Belgian Currency

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  • When did Belgium switch to the euro?

    Belgium officially switched over to using the euro in 2002.

  • What is the symbol used for the euro?

    The symbol used for the euro is €, its code is EUR

  • What was the former currency of Belgium?

    Prior to the euro, the official currency of Belgium was the Belgian franc.

Travelling to Belgium in the Future?

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I ordered online and as I wasn’t in a hurry used BPay so there were no fees. Currency was ready when they said it would be. Service was quick and friendly all in all a very stress free experience

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Everything was pretty quick and very organised. Thank you!

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Always easy to access and complete top-up, or transactions. Works well overseas.

John

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*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.

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