Last updated 6 January 2020 | Rates checked and changes to page include:
Future rates agreed from 2021 for Bruges, Ghent, Kortrijk and Ostend
Kortrijk, Ostend and Ypres rates added

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

Taxe Touristique / Toeristenbelasting

The tourist tax (taxe touristique or toeristenbelasting) is also known as city tax (stadsbelastingen) or tax on the provision of accommodation (belasting op het verstrekken van logies).

The tax 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
Antwerp
(regulation)
2.25 Children under 12
Bruges*
(regulation – logies)
2.00 Children under 18
Ghent* 2.83 Children under 18, Youth Hostels
Hotel Rates
(no maximum nights)
€ per room, per night
(excluding 6% VAT)
Some Exemptions
Brussels 4.00 School trips
Kortrijk* 1.75 Youth Hostels
Ostend* 2.83 Youth Hostels
Ypres 1.25

*Future rates agreed by local government

Bruges – €2.83 per person, per night (excluding VAT) from 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2025.
Ghent – €2.83 per person, per night (excluding VAT) from 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2024.
Kortrijk – €1.75 per person, per night (excluding VAT) from 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2024.
Ostend – €2.83 per person, per night (excluding VAT) from 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2024.

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