You might think it would be relatively easy to get through an entire vacation in Belgium without getting into too much trouble. You might even be right depending on your definition of “trouble.” The Western European country may be relatively laid back in terms of its political scene and its criminal regulations, but there are still plenty of ways to complicate your trip to this gorgeous, history-filled nation by behaving badly. From the most common social faux pas to the sites you simply can’t miss, here are the best ways to ensure that your Belgian vacation is hassle-free and tons of fun.
1. Don’t Trust the Crosswalks
Unless you’re trying to cross the street at a spot that’s governed by a traffic light or sign, you should be extremely careful. Belgian drivers have an international behavior for somewhat reckless behavior; in other words, it’s a good idea to look both ways (especially to the right) when you’re about to cross the street.