Belgium, Belgium: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Belgium, Belgium? If you're planning to go to Belgium, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Belgium, Belgium

Based on the climate and weather in Belgium, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Belgium, Belgium by month

January

In January, Belgium can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Belgium, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof coat

February

In February, Belgium can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Belgium, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Socks

March

If you are traveling to Belgium in March, you will notice that it is pretty cool and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Socks

April

In April, Belgium can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) and regularly jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Belgium, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans

May

If you visit Belgium during May, you are likely to find that it is cool and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear

June

In June, Belgium is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Belgium, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece

July

Traveling to Belgium in July, you will notice that it is mild and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses

August

If you vacation in Belgium during August, you are likely to find that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants

September

Traveling to Belgium in September, you will notice that it is cool and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella

October

October here is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Dresses

November

November in Belgium is cold and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear

December

If you visit Belgium during December, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Belgium, Belgium

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Belgium, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and E
  • A SIM card that works in Belgium
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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