When is the best time to go to Belgium?

When is the best time to go to Belgium? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Belgium, the weather is good everywhere in June, July, August and September
  • The best months to go to Brussels are May, June, July, August and September
  • On average, the warmest months in Brussels are June, July and August, and the coldest months are January and February
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, May, June, July, August and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Antwerp, Brugge, Gent, Ostend, Bredene-aan-Zee, De Haan, De Panne, Hoeilaart, Nieuwpoort and Oostduinkerke-Bad, with good weather at least 6 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Brugge are August and September

Annual weather in Belgium

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Belgium for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 31°F to 45°F
2 to 8 days*
February 32°F to 47°F
1 to 7 days*
March 36°F to 54°F
2 to 7 days*
April 41°F to 61°F
1 to 5 days*
May 49°F to 65°F
2 to 9 days*
June 56°F to 72°F
2 to 10 days*
July 58°F to 76°F
2 to 8 days*
August 56°F to 76°F
2 to 8 days*
September 50°F to 70°F
1 to 6 days*
October 43°F to 61°F
1 to 7 days*
November 40°F to 52°F
2 to 8 days*
December 34°F to 47°F
3 to 10 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Belgium by cities

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The best months to go to Brussels are may, june, july, august and september.



The best months to go to Antwerp are may, june, july, august, september and october.



The best months to go to Brugge are may, june, july, august, september and october.

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Temperatures and rainfall in Belgium

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Belgium and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Brussels, Antwerp, Brugge, Gent and Liege, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Belgium

Find out when Belgium has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Belgium

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, November and December. The number of visitors to Belgium is high in: May, June, July, August, September and October.

  • Very low season in Belgium: January, February, March and November.
  • Low season in Belgium: April and December.
  • High season in Belgium: May, June, August, September and October.
  • Peak season in Belgium: July.

Figure: Visitor index for Belgium month by month

Average price for flights to Belgium

A return flight between New York City and Brussels is generally cheaper if you go in october ($ 593 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 774 more for your airline ticket to Brussels if you go in august.

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Where to go in Belgium?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
De Haan45°F45°F50°F56°F61°F67°F70°F70°F67°F61°F52°F47°F
De Panne45°F47°F52°F58°F63°F68°F72°F72°F68°F61°F52°F47°F


good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather

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Is this weather information for Belgium reliable?

Climate data for Belgium has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Belgium allows us to determine the average for each month in Brussels, Antwerp, Brugge, Gent, Liege, Namur, Neufchâteau, Charleroi, and 56 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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