Current time in Belgium


10:16 a.m.
Jan. 16, 2021

Local time in Belgium

The time in Belgium is 1 hour ahead of UTC and 6 hours ahead of Ashburn. There is no daylightsaving in effect at the moment.

Details for the time in Belgium

Current time
10:16 a.m.
Timezone Central European Time (CET)
Olson timezone name Europe/Brussels
Time difference 6 hours ahead of Ashburn
  1 hour ahead of UTC

Belgium Daylight Saving time (DST)

Belgium uses Daylight Savings time. In the table below you can find out when DST begins and when DST ends in Belgium.

DST Started 2020 March 29, 2020
Forward 1 hour
DST Ends 2121 Oct. 31, 2021
Backward 1 hour
Next DST Start 2121 March 28, 2021
Forward 1 hour


Belgium uses Central European Time CET and Central European Summer Time CEST. CET is UTC +0100 and CEST is UTC +0200. Belgium's longitude is only 4° 00' E. Meaning an one hours offset between UTC and CET results in a relatively late sunrise in Belgium. This is no problem for the Belgium’s as they have more streetlights than anywhere else in the world.

Important cities in Belgium

The current time in some important cities in Belgium is shown below.