Currency and banking
The basic monetary unit is the Belgian Franc. In May 1998,
Belgium and ten other members of the European Union (EU) officially
adopted a new, single currency, the euro, for all transactions.
The new currency was used as of January 1, 1999, for electronic
transfers and for accounting purposes.
Euro coins and bills will be issued in 2002, at which time
the Belgian currency will cease to be legal tender. In addition
to adopting the euro, the EU member countries also established
the European Central Bank (ECB).
In Belgium, prices are quoted "all inclusive". No additional
Hours : Monday through Friday 9 AM to 3 PM (some closing for
an hour at lunch time)