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


Where and when to go based on the weather?

Map of the best times to visit Belgium
Map of the best times to visit Belgium ©whereandwhen.net

Brussels-Capital
Brussels...

May, June, July, August and September
65°F to 76°F°C
5 to 8 days
56°F to 67°F
April and October
61°F
4 to 5 days
50°F to 63°F
January, February, March, November and December
43°F to 52°F°C
6 to 8 days
47°F to 58°F

Flanders
Brugge, Gent, Antwerp...

May, June, July, August, September and October
59°F to 76°F°C
1 to 8 days
54°F to 67°F
April
56°F to 61°F°C
1 to 4 days
49°F to 50°F
January, February, March, November and December
41°F to 54°F°C
1 to 9 days
45°F to 58°F

Wallonia
Liege, Namur, Neufchâteau...

May, June, July, August and September
59°F to 76°F°C
3 to 10 days
April and October
56°F to 61°F°C
3 to 6 days
January, February, March, November and December
38°F to 54°F°C
5 to 10 days

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Belgium for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

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Best time to travel to Belgium by cities

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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, November and December. The number of visitors to Belgium is high in: April, May, June, July, August, September and October.

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

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 february ($ 725 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 547 more for your airline ticket to Brussels if you go in june.

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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.
Brussels43°F45°F52°F61°F65°F72°F76°F76°F70°F61°F52°F45°F
Antwerp43°F45°F52°F61°F65°F72°F76°F76°F70°F61°F52°F45°F
Brugge45°F45°F50°F58°F61°F68°F72°F72°F68°F61°F52°F47°F
Gent43°F47°F52°F61°F65°F72°F74°F76°F70°F61°F52°F47°F
Liege41°F45°F52°F59°F65°F70°F74°F74°F68°F59°F50°F45°F
Namur41°F43°F52°F59°F63°F70°F74°F74°F68°F59°F50°F43°F
Neufchâteau38°F40°F47°F56°F59°F67°F70°F70°F65°F56°F47°F41°F
Charleroi41°F43°F50°F59°F63°F70°F74°F74°F68°F59°F50°F43°F
Houffalize38°F40°F47°F56°F61°F67°F70°F70°F65°F56°F47°F40°F
Ostend45°F45°F50°F56°F61°F67°F70°F70°F67°F61°F52°F47°F
Villers-la-Ville41°F43°F50°F59°F63°F70°F74°F74°F68°F59°F50°F43°F
Bastogne38°F40°F49°F58°F61°F68°F70°F72°F67°F56°F47°F41°F
Bouillon41°F43°F52°F59°F63°F70°F74°F74°F68°F59°F50°F43°F
Bredene-aan-Zee45°F45°F50°F56°F61°F67°F70°F70°F67°F61°F52°F47°F
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
Dinant40°F43°F50°F58°F63°F68°F72°F72°F68°F59°F49°F43°F
Durbuy40°F41°F50°F58°F61°F68°F72°F72°F67°F58°F49°F41°F
Gedinne41°F43°F52°F59°F63°F70°F74°F74°F68°F59°F50°F43°F
Hoeilaart43°F45°F52°F59°F65°F72°F74°F74°F70°F61°F52°F45°F

Legend:

good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather


About Belgium

What can I do in Belgium?

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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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