Say hello, wave goodbye When entering a shop or arriving at a cash desk, it's polite to offer a cheery greeting to staff. When you leave, say thank you and good day/good evening.
Giving gifts When visiting someone's home, it's appropriate to bring wine, flowers or chocolates – choose the brand carefully!
The wrong language In Flanders don't think it's clever to speak French. English will generally be better understood and better appreciated.
Liberal or conservative? Local ideas about political correctness might not match your own. Don't jump too quickly to conclusions. A lighter-hearted approach to serious issues is common, and underneath, many attitudes are very liberal.
Kissing Traditionally Belgians welcome good friends with three kisses on alternating cheeks. But knowing when that's appropriate confuses even the locals.