Subject: Currency Exchange in Belgium
Dear Ziners,

We will be going to Belgium in a couple of weeks. Having read several postings stating that ATMs in Belgium, especially in Bruges, very often do not accept American bank cards, we are wondering what other travelers suggest as the best way to exchange currency there. We are reluctant to take a large amount of cash, but we don't want to find ourselves unable to withdraw our funds from our bank.

We have used ATMs in other European countries many times without problems. Can Belgium really be that different from other countries on the continent, or has the problem been exaggerated?

Linda and Ron Audet Fredericksburg, VA