Frequently asked questions

  • COVID-19

    • Can I still travel to Belgium ?

      Yes. Since 19 april 2021 travel in and out of Belgium is permitted. 

      If travelling, you must fulfil the following requirements :

      1. You must complete the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) within 48 hours before arriving in Belgium, even if you’re vaccinated. The PLF must be completed:
      • by all people travelling to Belgium, except:
        • if they are staying for less than 48 hours in Belgium,
        • if they are returning to Belgium after a stay abroad of less than 48 hours;
      • Are you traveling to Belgium by plane or boat? Then you must always fill in the PLF, even if you are staying in Belgium for less than 48 hours or were abroad for less than 48 hours.
      • Are you travelling by train or bus from a country outside the EU or Schengen area? Then you must always fill in the PLF, even if you are staying in Belgium for less than 48 hours or were abroad for less than 48 hours.
      • If you have stayed in a very high-risk country for the past 14 days, you need to fill in the PLF at all times, regardless of the length of your stay.
      1. Check the colour code of your country and/or whether it is listed as a very high-risk country. Please note: Have you been in a very high-risk country in the past 14 days? You are not allowed to travel to Belgium. You may only travel to Belgium if you have an essential reason in a very limited number of cases. Read more here.
      2. Check which COVID certificate you have. There are three types of certificates:
      • A vaccination certificate proves that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You are fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your last vaccination dose and if the vaccine is EMA-certified or Covishield.
      • A recovery certificate shows that you have recovered from COVID-19. You have a positive PCR test result no older than 180 days and you no longer need to isolate.
      • A test certificate is proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. This test should be less than 72 hours old.

      Testing or quarantine

      The PLF will take the last 14 days into account when determining quarantine, also when the zone changes colour.

      1. Are you travelling from a green or orange zone? You do not need to get tested or quarantine.
      2. Are you travelling from a red zone in the European Union or from red code non-EU white list country?
      • Do you have a vaccination or recovery certificate? You do not need to quarantine or get tested.
      • You don’t have a vaccination or recovery certificate?
        • You must do a PCR test maximum 72 hours before you are in Belgium. This test must be negative.
        • On arrival in Belgium you do not have to go into quarantine.
        • Children under the age of 12 do not have to get tested.
      1. Are you travelling from a red zone outside the European Union?
      • If you do not have an EU nationality or main residence you may only travel to Belgium for essential reasons or if you have an approved vaccination certificate with full vaccination. Read more here.
      • Do you have a vaccination certificate?
        • Get tested on day 1 or 2 after you arrive in Belgium.
        • You have to stay in quarantine until the negative result of your test on day 1 or 2.
      • You do not have a vaccination certificate?
        • If you don’t have a recovery certificate neither, get tested within 72 hours before your arrival in Belgium. 
        • You must quarantine for 10 days. Get tested on day 1 and 7 after your arrival in Belgium. The quarantine may be shortened if the second test on day 7 is negative.
      • This does not apply to some countries. You can find this list at info-coronavirus.be/en/colour-codes-by-country/
      • In exceptional cases, you do not have get tested and/or quarantine. Read more here.
      1. Are you travelling from a very high-risk country inside the European Union or Schengen Area?
      • Do you have a vaccination? You do not need to quarantine or get tested.
      • You do not have a vaccination certificate?
        • Get tested on day 1. You already have a negative corona test prior to your arrival in Belgium? This test cannot be older than 72 hours Get tested on day 1. You will remain in quarantine awaiting the result. You do not have to be tested on day 1 if you have a valid negative test (less than 72 hours old) with you on arrival in Belgium. If you test positive before your trip, you may not travel.
        • Then get tested again on day 7.
        • Is one of these tests positive? You must isolate yourself for at least 10 days.
      1. Are you travelling from a very high-risk country outside the European Union or Schengen Area?
      • You are not allowed to travel to Belgium. You may only travel to Belgium in a very limited number of cases. Read more here.
      • Are you among these very limited exceptions? You must have:
        • a negative PCR test result less than 72 hours old
        • or an EU Digital COVID Certificate (or one deemed equivalent by the European Commission or Belgium).
        • An attestation of this exception. Read more here.
      • You must quarantine for 10 days. This applies to everyone, even if you are fully vaccinated or have been in this country less than 48 hours. Get tested on day 1 and 7 of your stay in Belgium.
    • Are the holiday homes and B&Bs open ?

      Yes, it’s almost business as usual but the holiday homes and B&Bs are open.

    • What are the current measures in place ?

      Since 1 September 2021, the sanitary restrictions put in place for the rental of tourist accommodation are no longer applicable. However, we advise you to stay safe ! 

    • Are the breakfast and guest table still available in the B&Bs ?

      Yes. From 1 September 2021, the number of people per table will no longer be limited.

      Remember that not every B&B can propose this guest table service. Make sure to ask beforehand.

  • Finding accommodation

    • How do I find my accommodation ?

      To find a place to stay for your next holidays, you can use the quick search engine on Home or perform an advanced search via the Find an accommodation page.

      In any case, specify Where you want to go, the Number of people as well as your Arrival and Departure date. You will see the available accommodation according to the dates you entered. If you have entered a location, you will see your results in geographical order from the closest to the farthest distance from your specified location. 

      After that, you can refine your search by selecting the filters of your choice (Online booking, Number of bedrooms, Number of bathrooms, Type of property, Type of stay, facilities, parking, accessibility, etc).

      From a computer screen, you will see a list of results associated with a map. This map allows you to locate each accommodation for up to 20 results at the same time. To view other results on other pages, click on the other numbered buttons at the bottom of the page. You can also consult the details of an accommodation by clicking directly on its tag in the map. If you do not want to see the map, click the Hide Map button.

    • How do I do a quick search on the site ?

      If you already know the reference or the name of an accommodation that is present on our site, click on the magnifying glass icon located in the upper banner of our site. Enter a reference (numbers) or the full name of the accommodation.

  • Accommodation detail page

    • What accommodation types do you have available ?

      Our site only offers accommodation that is officially authorized by the regional authorities (“Commissariat Général au Tourisme”). 

      Here are the different official categories  that are present on our site : 

      • Rural holiday home : Tourist accommodation with character that is located in the countryside.
      • City holiday home : Tourist accommodation located in the city.
      • Farmhouse : Tourist accommodation located within or in the immediate vicinity of a working farm.
      • Holiday-furnished lodging : Independent and autonomous tourist accommodation located in the countryside or in the city.
      • Bed and breakfast : Room in the owner's residence, which can be located in the countryside, a village or a town or city. The accommodation that you stay in can have 1 to 5  guest rooms.
      • Farmhouse bed and breakfast : Room in the owner's residence. The house is located within or near a working farm and can have 1 to 5 guest rooms.
      • Unique accommodation : Tourist accommodation with unexpected and unusual characteristics, particularly in terms of its architecture, new adapted use, initial vocation, originality of activities and services, and a unique geographical location.
    • What does the classification in ears or keys correspond with ?

      All our accommodation shows an official ranking based on the different degrees of comfort.

      1 ear or key : Standard comfort

      2 ears or keys : Decent level of comfort

      3 ears or keys : Very nice level of comfort

      4 ears or keys : Excellent or premium comfort

      5 ears or keys : Exceptionnel comfort

    • What does “starting from” prices correspond with ?

      This term gives a rough estimate of the lowest price that a specific accommodation can propose.

    • How can I find out the price of my future stay in advance ?

      The prices that you can see on our site are provided for information only and are not contractual. To know the exact price of your stay, you should directly contact the owner of the accommodation. For lodgings / furnished apartments, the price details will be mentioned in the contract sent by the owner.

      For accommodation that you can book online, the rate is automatically calculated. You can easily find out the exact price of your stay and pay online with your credit card.

    • What does "deposit" mean in the additional costs on the accommodation detail page ?

      The deposit is a sum of money that you pay to the owner to cover any potential damage caused to the accommodation during your stay. It must be paid on the day of your arrival at the very latest and will be refunded to you on the day of your departure or at the latest within 10 working days of your date of departure. This amount is set by the owner.

    • Under additional fees, what does "tourist tax" mean ?

      The tourist tax is a tax set by the local or regional tourist board where the accommodation is located. Its amount varies from one area to another. It can be fixed per night or per night and per person.

    • What does the term "charges" mean ?

      The charges include the water, electricity and heating costs. They are either included in the overall price, fixed (price per night), or calculated according to consumption measured during your stay.

    • How do you consult the availability of accommodation ?

      Each accommodation has an availability calendar. This calendar is updated by the owner.

      In green = dates available

      In red = dates not available

  • Book accommodation

    • How to book accommodation ?

      Our site allows you to directly book with the owner and avoid booking fees. Our team does not manage reservations.

      To reserve a stay, you have several possibilities :

      • Online booking : Some accommodations have the Online Booking option and are identified as such. For these accommodations, you book and pay for your stay directly through our site (bancontact, Visa, Mastercard). To reserve your stay, specify your dates of stay and click Reserve. When you finish paying for your reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. 
      • Reservation request : For accommodation that cannot be booked online, you can send the owner a reservation request. Sending a reservation request is not a reservation. To send your reservation request to the owner, specify your dates of stay and click Send message. Fill out the form and click Send booking request to the owner. The owner will receive your request by e-mail and respond to you as soon as possible. The owner will then send you the reservation details.
      • Telephone : Click Show telephone number to call the owner to book your stay.
    • How do I cancel a reservation ?

      To cancel a reservation made through our site, please contact the owner yourself.

    • How do I contact the owner of an accommodation before booking ?

      Do you want to ask the owner some questions before you book the accommodation ? Click Show telephone number to call the owner to ask your questions.

  • Your favorites

    • How do I add accommodation to my favorites ?

      Click the heart icon next to the name of the accommodation. If you are not yet logged into your account, you will be asked to log in to add the accommodation to your favorites. You can access all your favorites by clicking on the heart (My favorites) located in the top banner of our site.

  • Your holidaymaker account

    • What is my holidaymaker account for ?

      Your holidaymaker account allows you to add accommodations to your favorites.

    • How do I create a holidaymaker account ?

      To create a holidaymaker account on our site, click on the Login button between the heart icon and the Language selection bar and click registration form under the “You are a holidaymaker” area.

      2 ways to create your account : 

      • I create my account : Enter your Last name, First name and your Email address. Click the box beside “I’m not a robot” and click Register. You will receive an email inviting you to create your password to finalize the creation of your account.
      • Alternatively, you can connect with Facebook or Google : Our site will only receive your name, profile picture and email address allowing you to instantly create your account to save you time.