europe In Belgium parking restrictions are clear. Most on-street parking is chargeable parking, with parking meters on the streets. For long term parking you need to go to the car parks. Blue zones means free parking with your international blue disc for a limited number of hours. This blue disc is available from petrol stations, newsagents and police stations.

Watch out for temporary signs left by the commune to indicate that the road needs to be kept clear for road works or the like. Ignore these at your peril as your car will be towed away.

Speed limits in Belgium

- max 120 km/h on motorways
- max 90 km/h on dual carriageways
- 50 km/h in built-up areas
- 30 kph near schools, hospitals, churches etc and in the centre of Brussels (Pentagon)

Parking regulations in Belgium

Parking is not permitted :
- within 15m of tram/bus/rail stops, or where tram/rail lines cross the road.
- on streets with a yellow line on the curb.
- sings with a red triangle (Axe Rouge/Ax Rode) along very busy streets. No parking from 07.00-09.30 and 16.00-1800 hours.
Additionally, a yellow line on the curb indicates no parking.

Parking disabled drivers The European Blue Card is valid in Belgium. With this card you may park on parking spaces reserved for card holders only, but not if the space is marked with someone's name or a licence plate number.
In most areas you may park free-of-charge and without time limit on a road where payment is required. When you are required to pay to park, you may exceed the maximum time permitted by paying again when the paid for time has expired.
Do not park on a road where parking is prohibited and do not drive or park in a pedestrian zone.