Last updated 22 February 2021 | Rates reviewed for all destinations listed. Changes include:

  • Antwerp and Bruges rates
  • Brussels suspended until 1 July 2021

Taxe Touristique / Toeristenbelasting

The tourist tax (taxe touristique or toeristenbelasting) also known as city tax (stadsbelastingen) is decided by local governments (municipalities) using the flat rate per person or room, per night.

Below are selected destinations and further information can be found by clicking on the name of the destination.

Hotel Rates
(no maximum nights)
€ per person, per night
(excluding 6% VAT)
Some Exemptions
Antwerp2.80Children under 12
Bruges2.83Children under 18
Ghent2.83Children under 18,
Youth Hostels
Kortrijk1.75Children under 3,
Youth Hostels
Hotel Rates
(no maximum nights)
€ per room, per night
(excluding 6% VAT)
Some Exemptions
Brussels  (Suspended until 1 July 2021)4.00School trips
Ostend2.83Youth Hostels
Ypres1.25

Future rates agreed by local government (per current regulation as of 22 February 2021)

Antwerp – Remain at €2.80 per person, per night (excl. VAT) until 1 January 2025
Bruges
– Remain at €2.83 per person, per night (excl. VAT) until 1 January 2026.
Ghent – Remain at €2.83 per person, per night (excl. VAT) until 1 January 2025.
Kortrijk – Remain at €1.75 per person, per night (excl. VAT) until 1 January 2025.
Ostend – Remain at €2.83 per person, per night (excl. VAT) until 1 January 2025.

Disclaimer: While best efforts have been made to verify the accuracy of the information, the information displayed should be used as guidance only.

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