WINTER – December, January, February
Winter is cold in Belgium. If you visit during these months then you will definitely need to pack warm clothes like sweaters, coats, scarves, boots, and hats. It can be rainy so make sure you bring a raincoat and/or an umbrella. During the day you can expect the highs to be around 40°F and at night temperatures drop to below freezing.
SPRING – March, April, May
Expect rainfall to continue into spring so be sure to pack your raingear. Temperatures start to warm up a bit but it’s still chilly. Dress in layers with warm clothing options since nights are usually much colder than daytime temperatures. Temperatures range between 50°F and 60°F during the day and around 40°F at night.
SUMMER – June, July, August
Summer is a beautiful time to visit Belgium. Expect mostly blue skies and warm weather. Still, bring along an umbrella or raincoat in case you get caught in a short summer rain shower. This is the time to wear shorts, dresses, and skirts. The days are warm and pleasant and temperatures rarely get above 75°F. You might want to bring warmer clothes for the evening as temperatures drop down to around 55°F at night.
FALL – September, October, November
You can expect a healthy dose of sunshine at the start of fall in Belgium. The leaves are changing colors, the sky is a clear blue, it’s a picturesque time to visit. Although it may be sunny the temperatures certainly start to drop. In September the average daytime temperature is 68 °F but come October and November the highs are between 48°F and 60°F during the day and 40°F- 50°F at night
How to dress for activities in Belgium? – (Click to expand)
Exploring the cities
– When walking around one of Belgium’s many exciting cities do as the locals and dress casual yet chic. Depending on the time of year a dress or skirt may be all you need, but if it’s cooler than long pants and a coat will likely be necessary. Definitely wear comfortable shoes if you know you will be spending a lot of time exploring on foot. Don’t forget the accessories! Men and women could use sunglasses, hats, and scarves depending on the weather.
Nightlife – Europeans love to go out at night and it’s no different in Belgium. Pubs, restaurants, and swanky bars are in abundance across Belgium so better pack at least one nicer outfit for a fun night out. You can upgrade your daytime outfit by swapping tops and shoes for dressier alternatives. It would also be a good idea to dress a little warmer and bring a jacket because once the sun goes down it can get chilly!
Museum visits – There is no shortage of museums in Belgium. You’ll likely check out one or two so it’s good to know what to wear. Museums can be cold so dress in layers especially if it’s a hot summer day outside. You might need a sweater or a jacket inside the museum but once you’re back walking around outside you might want to be able to take it off if it’s hot. Comfortable walking shoes are also a must. You want to be able to enjoy the museum without getting distracted by how much your feet hurt. It’s also a good idea to bring as small of a bag or purse as possible. Most museums will make you check larger bags.
Parks and gardens – There is plenty of green space across Belgium, even in big cities. You may want to just go for a stroll through a park or even have a picnic and enjoy some pastries or a light lunch. You’ll want to bring a hat and sunglasses and a comfortable pair of shoes. If you plan to have a picnic in the grass then pants would probably be more comfortable than a skirt or dress.