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How to Call Belgium from the U.S.

Calling Belgium can be done with less difficulty and greater speed!

Just take a peak at this really useful “How to Call Belgium” guide we put together for callers like you.

To place a call to Belgium from the U.S., just follow these dialing instructions:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. exit code.
  • Next dial 32, the country code for Belgium.
  • Then dial the 1-digit area code for bigger cities and the 2 digit code for everywhere else (see sample calling code list below) followed by the 7-digit phone number. The sum of the digits for the main number plus the area code will always come to 9.

Need more help with How to Call Belgium?

Here is a list of some major city area codes and city calling codes:

Brussels 2
Antwerp 3
Ghent 9
Charleroi 71
Liege 4
Brugge (or Bruges) 50
Namur 81

If you continue to have issues or any sort of difficulty contacting your loved ones in Belgium, we go into some detail regarding a few of the more common dialing mistakes out there:

Blocked Overseas Calling

Many cell phones have their different feature settings automatically in the factory‘s default mode. Built in blocking of international calling is a helpful but many times unforeseen safety measure. To open up int‘l calling, go into Settings and make the change there or you can always call your service provider if you need more help.
Cells Sans Area Codes

Numerous international cell numbers can‘t have an area code added since most countries already use a separate agreed upon starting digit for international callers.

Be Sure You Need the Trunk Code

Numbers that start with 0 or a “trunk code” are rare, so be sure to find out if the country you‘re calling is one of the few that uses them. If not, leave the zero off before you call and you‘ll be fine.

Exit Code Required?

Often VoIP, or web phones, are set so that you to dial the exit code, 011, when trying to connect abroad. Some do, some don‘t. Just like with the trunk code, check your phone settings is set to not need these numbers and skip dialing the exit code when appropriate. And always check the Belgium country code just to be safe.


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