Euro area member since 1 January 1999
Fixed conversion rate
€1 = 40.3399 BEF
Adoption of the euro
The euro banknotes and coins were introduced in Belgium on 1 January 2002, after a transitional period of three years when the euro was the official currency but only existed as 'book money'. The dual circulation period – when both the Belgian franc and the euro had legal tender status – ended on 28 February 2002.
Exchange of former national currency
The Banque nationale de Belgique – Nationale Bank van België (National Central Bank of Belgium) exchanged national coins until 31 December 2004 and will continue to exchange national banknotes for an unlimited period.
- Banque nationale de Belgique – Nationale Bank van België (National Bank of Belgium, also in English)
- Portail du Service Public Fédéral Finances – Portaalsite van de Federale Overheidsdienst (Portal of the Federal Public Service of Finance, also in English)
- Monnaie Royale de Belgique – Koninklijke Munt van België (Belgian Mint, also in English)