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

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

When to go to Flanders, Belgium

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

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

January

January in Flanders is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time and snows sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Flanders can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

It also snows occasionally. 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:

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

March

March in Flanders is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Flanders is brisk and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, Flanders is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you visit Flanders during June, you are likely to find that it is mild and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 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:

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

July

July is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to Flanders in August, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear

September

If you go to Flanders in September, you will notice that it is chilly 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:

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

October

October in Flanders is crisp 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:

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

November

If you visit Flanders during November, you are likely to find that it is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% 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
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear

December

December here is cold and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Flanders, 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 Flanders
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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