The Belgian currency is the Euro (EUR), which is divided into 100 cents. Most credit cards are accepted (Visa, American Express, Diners Club and Eurcard) as are traveller's cheques (though it is best to carry them in Euros, US dollars or Pounds Sterling to avoid additional charges when exchanging). ATMs are available in all towns and cities. Banks are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, and are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Some banks close for an hour during lunch. There are however some foreign exchange offices that trade on Sundays.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Belgium||€ 1||€ 5||€ 10||€ 100||€ 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 1.44||A$ 7.20||A$ 14.41||A$ 144.07||A$ 1,440.68|
|Canada||C$ 1.46||C$ 7.30||C$ 14.60||C$ 146.02||C$ 1,460.23|
|Ireland||€ 1.00||€ 5.00||€ 10.00||€ 100.00||€ 1,000.00|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 1.58||NZ$ 7.88||NZ$ 15.77||NZ$ 157.69||NZ$ 1,576.86|
|South Africa||R 14.33||R 71.63||R 143.25||R 1,432.51||R 14,325.12|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.79||£ 3.96||£ 7.93||£ 79.26||£ 792.58|
|United States of America||US$ 1.34||US$ 6.70||US$ 13.39||US$ 133.90||US$ 1,339.05|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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