Boom is a municipality located in Flanders, one of three regions in Belgium, and in the Flemish province of Antwerp. It is located between three big cities (Brussels, Antwerp and Mechelen) and is famous for hosting the Tomorrowland music festival.

Population: 17,166 (In 2012)
Size: 7.37 Sq Km
Language(s): Dutch, French and German


Antwerp City Card

Duration: 1 day
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Private Beer Tasting Tour with a Local in Antwerp

Duration: 3 hours
$11.38 View more

3-Hour Private Highlights with Non-Classic Stories Tour in Antwerp

Duration: 3 hours
$11.38 View more

Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Antwerp

Duration: 90 minutes
$22.76 View more

Private Transfer from Antwerp Cruise Port to Brussels Airport

Duration: 55 minutes
$135.45 View more

Antwerp Bike Tours

Duration: 3 hours
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Rue Franklin 92, In Brussels (European Quarter)

11 Reviews

USD 112.45

Parkhotel Montreal

Duivenstraat 56, Near Achter de Kazerne Stadium

17 Reviews

USD 106.22

Ibis Styles Brussels Centre Stephanie

Chaussee De Charleroi 66, Near Horta Museum

488 Reviews

USD 88.33

Hobbit Hotel Mechelen

Battelsesteenweg 455F, Near Tivoli Park

USD 58.19

B&B Michel

Ten Doorn 7, In Grimbergen

6 Reviews

USD 134.17

Hotel Midi Station

81-82 Boulevard du Midi, Near Manneken Pis Statue

47 Reviews

USD 20.13

Residenza Galatea

Boulevard du Jubilé 32, In Brussels (Sint-Jans-Molenbeek)

1 Reviews

USD 64.85

Crowne Plaza Brussels Airport

Da Vincilaan 4, Connected to the airport

897 Reviews

USD 106.22

Eurostars Montgomery

Avenue De Tervueren 134, In Brussels (Etterbeek)

302 Reviews

USD 93.99

Metropole Hotel

31 Place de Brouckere, Near City 2 Shopping Mall

2556 Reviews

USD 253.89

Events in Boom

Guide for Boom

Staying Connected

  • Belgium uses GSM 900and 1800 frequency bands. The phone must be “unlocked” to accept the Belgium’s SIM card. For 3G, carriers use the 2100 frequency band, Proximus, Mobistar, Base, Tango and BUCD are providing 4G services in the country now.
  • You can rent a cell phone at the airport from Locaphone, for use inside or outside Belgium. Alternatively, if you plan to stay longer in Belgium, you can buy a cell phone with a prepaid card. You can buy a cell phone with the activation card and a prepaid card in any phone store, You should pay no more than EUR 80.00 for an adequately functional phone. You can recharge the SIM at most Belgian ATMs or on-line.
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  • Tipping is not very common in Belgium. Service workers are generally well paid and do not rely on tips.
  • Restaurants: Tipping in restaurants is not expected because a 10-15% service charge is generally applied to your bill. If you feel that your service was exceptional, you can leave a few Euros as tip.
  • Bars: Tipping at bars is not expected but you may leave an additional amount if you are happy with the service.
  • Taxis: Tipping taxi drivers is not required or expected, but some people leave the change for their driver in order to round up to the nearest Euro. However, if the taxi driver goes out of his way to help, consider leaving a small tip. A few Euros is sufficient.
  • Hotel Porters/Concierge: Tipping the staff at hotels is not common because the cost of your bill will include services. However, with that said, you can still tip the bellman if you like. EUR 2.00 is fine for several pieces of luggage or EUR 1.00 per piece.