Antwerp Tourism

Basic Antwerp tourism information containing all you should know when planing to visit the cultural capital of Belgium. We try our best to include all the facts indispensable for you to enjoy your stay.

Antwerp Facts

  • Currency: Euro (EUR) €
  • Time zone
    GMT +1 (summer time GMT+2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October)
  • Country dialing code +32
  • Telephone area code: 03
  • Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz; European round 2-pin plugs are standard.

Emergency Telephone Numbers

  • Ambulance - Accidents - Fire-Brigade: 100
  • Police: 101
  • Anti Poison Center: 070.245.245

Pharmacy in Belgium 

Drugs (including non-prescription) are sold only at pharmacies. Pharmacies/Apotheeks are marked by a green cross (which lights up when it's open).

Usually open 9 am - 6 pm Monday to Friday and 9.30 am - 3 pm on Saturday.

There are always some Pharmacies open on Sundays. This happens on rotating basis - most pharmacies will display a list of the ones open the current Sunday.

Be aware that you will be charged a few euros extra for buying your aspirin, band-aids and the like on a Sunday.

Belgium Currency

Now that the euro is the currency which is used in Belgium, rather than the old Belgium Francs, it's a good idea for you to see what it looks like before you get to Belgium.

Click here to find out about the Belgian Euro banknotes and coins and what they look like.

Euro Design
Each bank note is a different color and the coins have differing sizes. Unlike banknotes, which are the same in all euro-area countries, the coins have one common side and one country-specific side. Each of the euro-area countries designed the ‘national sides’ of their coins with familiar or traditional motifs and icons.

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