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Tipping in Belgium: The Belgium Tipping Guide

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Tipping in Belgium isn’t a standard practice, but there are still times to leave a few euros. This Belgium tipping guide will help you know when/how much to tip for great service. 

Tipping in Belgium

Tipping in Belgium isn’t a standard practice, as service is typically included in the final bill. For instance, most restaurants add a 10 to 15 percent service charge to the bill, so there is no need to tip anything extra. Plus, most employees earn a livable wage, which means gratuity is not relied upon as a source of income. A few euros, however, will always be appreciated by those that exceed your expectations. You may find tipping is more common in South Belgium than in the North, but a few euros still goes a long way.

Though tipping might not be that common, there are general guidelines that will help ensure a stress-free vacation. This Belgium tipping guide will help you navigate when/where you can leave a little extra for great service.

 

Belgium Tipping Guide 

Restaurant Server: It is common for a 10 to 15 percent service charge to be included in the final bill, so tipping anything extra is unnecessary. You can, however, leave a few extra euros for stellar service, if desired. 

Bartender: There’s no obligation to tip at a bar, but feel free to leave a few euros for service that exceeds expectations.

Tour Guides: Most tour prices include gratuity, but not all. A tip isn’t expected, but a few extra euros are always appreciated.

Taxis: Tips are not expected or obligatory, but feel free to let the driver “keep the change.” You can always give a few euros if the driver helps with luggage or offers insider tips about the area. 

Doorman: Services are typically included in the overall cost of your stay, so it isn’t necessary to tip anything extra.

Bellhop: Services are typically included in the overall cost of your stay, so it isn’t necessary to tip anything extra. If, however, service exceeds expectations, you can leave €2.

Housecleaning: Services are typically included in the overall cost of your stay, so it isn’t necessary to tip anything extra.

Concierge: Services are typically included in the overall cost of your stay, so it isn’t necessary to tip anything extra.

Stylist: Though tipping isn’t common, feel free to leave a few euros if happy with you new do.

Spa Service Provider: Service cost typically includes gratuity, but feel free to leave a few euros at reception if the staff exceeded expectations.

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