EurBee 2018
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Climate
Thanks to the Gulf Stream Belgium has a temperate maritime climate with rainfall evenly distributed throughout the year, usually in the form of short showers.

Temperatures in June can range between 12 and 21 °C
Lightweight clothing is recommended, but it is advisable to always carry an umbrella as well as a light jacket or sweater. Weather forecast for Belgium

Currency
The currency of Belgium is the Euro (EUR).
Language
There are two official languages in Brussels: Dutch (Flemish) and French.
Banking facilities
Banks are open Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 16:00. The most common automatic cash machines (Bancontact/MisterCash) are linked to international networks, and are widely available.

The closest cash machine to Square is located at the corner of Cantersteen street and rue des Sols/Stuiverstraat.
The closest bank to Square is BNP-Paribas-Fortis Ravenstein (rue Montagne du parc/Warandebergstraat, 3 – 1000 Brussels).

Paying and tipping
Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, shops and restaurants. However, it is also recommended that visitors carry small amounts of cash at all times.

Prices in hotels and restaurants as well as the price of taxi fares are calculated to include taxes and service.

Shopping
Normal trading shopping hours are Monday to Saturday from 9.00 to 17:00 hours.

There is a variable value added tax (VAT) of 6 % to 21% applied to most items and services but the VAT will always be included.

Electricity
Belgium uses the Europlug (Type C & F) for electricity, with two round prongs. The electric current used is 220 volts/50hz. Delegates from North America require a transformer and British participants need an adaptor.
Telephone
The dial in code for Belgium is +32.
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