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Why choose Seven Seas Worldwide?
Purpose-built shipping boxes and materials provided
Trusted with your shipments for over 25 years
Pick your own dates for shipment delivery and collection
Spread the cost by paying in several instalments
We handle the quarantine and customs clearance process
Shipping internationally to Belgium for over 25 years
Belgium is a picturesque and diverse Northern European country. Famous for its chocolate, canals, beer and stunning architecture, there's much for tourists to enjoy. From backpackers to families, the Kingdom of Belgium is a delight.
Whether you're going on an extended holiday, beginning a new job or studying, you'll want to take as many personal belongings as possible. That's where our overseas shipping company can help. Our boxes and bags shipping service covers all cities and towns across Belgium, including Brussels, Ghent, Bruges, Antwerp, Liège and Charleroi.
With over 25 years of experience transporting possessions worldwide, we're a shipping company you can trust. Our expert team and round-the-clock customer support make the entire process easy.
Stress-free shipping to Belgium from Canada
We've designed our international shipping services to be as straightforward as possible. In other words, we handle the logistics, so you don't have to! All you need to do is make a booking, pack, and complete your online documentation. We'll collect your shipment, pass it through customs and bring it to its destination.
Here are a few more reasons why our overseas shippers make your life easy:
- Free secure storage: our service includes two weeks of free storage at the origin and destination of most countries where we operate.
- No hidden fees: because we control a global network of depots, we oversee your shipment's journey from beginning to end. Get a free instant quote today for a transparent cost breakdown.
- We handle customs clearance: due to over 25 years of local knowledge, we know how to deal with the entire customs process. All you need to do is securely pack your things and complete the online paperwork.
- Multilingual customer service: our friendly customer support team offers round-the-clock help and advice.
Ship boxes and bags to Belgium in 5 easy steps
Free online quick quote
Our instant quote tool provides a clear, itemised cost with no hidden fees or nasty surprises.
Pick your dates
When placing your order, choose the materials delivery and shipment collection dates that suit you.
Securely pack your items
We deliver your empty shipping boxes or MoveCube®, ready for you to fill.
We collect and ship
Complete the online documentation. Then we'll transport your shipment to its destination.
Delivered to your address
Our team will clear your goods through customs and deliver them safely to your new home.
What kind of shipping boxes do you supply?
Our overseas shippers can provide sturdy boxes to protect your belongings during long journeys. Made from chemically-strengthened cardboard, our most popular container sizes are Large and Standard. See below for the exact dimensions and packing suggestions. To avoid running out of boxes, we suggest overordering. If you have any unused containers still in brand-new condition, we'll collect them for free.
Specially-shaped boxes made from the same quality cardboard are available for extra-large items, such as bicycles. Before collection, please pack these goods securely. We will then transport them to our depot and box them.
You can use your own containers. But please avoid laundry bags, plastic crates, used food boxes and bin liners, as they break easily and could damage the rest of your belongings. Do you need to ship large household items like sofas and washing machines? If so, your most cost-effective option is our international removals service, the MoveCube®.
61 x 51 x 41cm / 24 x 20 x 16.14 inches
- Sports equipment
51 x 41 x 31cm / 20 x 16.14 x 12.2 inches
- Files and papers
- Children's toys
We simplify the Belgian customs process
As experienced worldwide shippers, we make shipping from Canada to Belgium easy. We take care of quarantine and customs inspections, so you don't have to. But, there are some import regulations you should know.
As with all countries, Belgian authorities have a list of items banned from importation to protect its population and the environment. Please reference our regularly updated Prohibited Goods page before packing to avoid any charges or delays.
Log into your online account and complete the following documents:
- An Inventory itemising everything you are shipping. Belgian customs officials will see this, so accuracy is a must.
- Optional insurance forms for extra cover in the rare case your items are lost or suffer damage.
- Colour scans of the shipment owner's passport picture and signature pages.
Used personal goods may be imported into Belgium duty and tax-free for EU citizens, provided they are at least six months old, and you do not resell them. When arriving from non-EU countries, you must have lived outside the EU for at least twelve months. Plus, you must import your goods within a year of arrival.
Please note that customs officials may request the shipment owner arrives in the country before their belongings reach Belgium.
As experienced worldwide shippers, we make shipping from Canada to Belgium easy. We take care of quarantine and customs inspections, so you don't have to.
FAQs about shipping from Canada to Belgium
As a trusted international shipping company for over 25 years, we make sending luggage abroad stress-free. Follow these three steps:
- Get a free quote for a transparent cost breakdown of your shipment's journey. Then, place an order, pay your deposit and select a suitable date so we can deliver any packing materials.
- Pack your possessions and fill in your online documents. Then, let us know when we can collect your shipment.
- Once you've made your Shipping and Transportation payment, we'll send your belongings to Belgium and clear them through customs.
Your goods take 150 days to transport from Canada to Belgium via our boxes and bags shipping service. Transit time begins when you pay your Shipping and Transportation fee and ends when your goods arrive at their destination port.
You can send most things you use at home via our boxes and bags shipping service. Plus, unusually-shaped items, like musical instruments and sports equipment. If you have extra-large goods, such as dishwashers and sofas, our MoveCube® service is your most cost-effective option.
Countries worldwide have lists of restricted items to protect their citizens and the environment. Please reference our regularly-updated Prohibited Goods page to avoid any fines or delays.
Used personal items may be imported into Belgium duty and tax-free for EU citizens. However, they must be at least six months old and not for resale. The same rules apply for non-EU citizens, but you must have lived outside the EU for at least a year and import your items within a year of arrival.
Please check our Prohibited Items page for the latest information.
Shipping luggage internationally with our worldwide shippers is affordable. However, the costs depend on how much you send and your country of origin and destination. Use our free instant quote tool for an itemised cost breakdown specific to your needs.
To ensure your goods arrive via the most efficient method possible, all shipping and air routes are predefined and cannot be altered.
How long does shipping from Canada to Belgium take?*
*estimated timings dependent on global shipping circumstances
Our easy-to-follow packing guide for international shipping
Consider hiring a professional packer to ensure your belongings arrive intact. Otherwise, give yourself plenty of time to wrap and pack each item, and follow our helpful 4-step guide below.
Secure your boxes:
Gather all your packing materials, such as parcel tape and bubble wrap. Secure your box's base by folding in the small flaps, then the large flaps, and sealing them shut with three layers of overlapping parcel tape.
Cover exposed edges with more parcel tape, then tightly wrap around the bottom of your container. Once your box is full, secure the lid using the same process.
Carefully wrap delicate items:
Use bubble wrap to cover all items and several layers for fragile and valuable items. Place heavy goods along the bottom layer and lighter goods above and away from the sides of your container.
Fill gaps with soft material like packing paper or towels. Give your box a gentle shake. If you hear a sound, add more soft materials.
Fill in your online Inventory:
Log in to your account and complete your Inventory — a list of every item in each box and bag you're shipping. Accuracy is essential, as Belgian customs officials will see it.
Using a marker pen, write the job number, box number, and shipment owner's destination country and city on two sides of each container. Reference your Inventory to ensure all details match.
Organise your boxes for collection:
For the safety of you and our driver, the limit of each container is 30kg/66lbs. Weigh all boxes or bags one at a time on bathroom scales. If a container is too heavy, transfer items to a lighter container.
Lastly, take all your luggage as close to the front of your building as possible. Doing so ensures a smooth collection day experience.
I had a great experience with Seven Seas Worldwide. Their live tracking was very useful (and fun to check up on as it slowly made its way around the world), and the contact centre support was prompt and responsive (no wait time!). Filling out the documents online was so easy. The driver was friendly and helpful, calling me 15 minutes before he was scheduled to arrive.TL
Top-rated things to do in Belgium
Belgium is a small country in North Europe famous for beer, architecture, waffles, and artisan chocolates! Discover warm and welcoming people, stunning mediaeval castles, peaceful canal rides and much more.
The following is a sample of must-visit destinations in Belgium's most popular cities:
Brussels is the capital of Belgium and the European Union. The "admin capital of Europe" is famous for its stunning architecture, delicious food and fascinating museums.
Visit the Grand Place: the central square of Brussels is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe. With dazzling architecture like the Town Hall and the King's House, it's easy to see why. Take memorable family pictures and relax at a cafe or restaurant.
Experience a giant iron molecule: explore a unique building built for the 1958 World Fair. The Atomium is a large structure offering panoramic views of Brussels that houses exhibitions and a restaurant.
Indulge in Belgium-produced chocolate: famous for its artisan chocolate, Brussels is home to many chocolatiers. Take a factory tour, visit a chocolate museum, or enjoy a variety of delicious treats around the city.
Visit EU establishments: Brussels is the proud capital of the European Union. Tour the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to learn more about the history and workings of the EU.
Ghent is a historic port city in Belgium, known for its beautiful mediaeval architecture and many museums and art galleries. Visitors can also enjoy a lively atmosphere due to the large student population and plenty of delicious food stalls.
Explore Gothic and Baroque buildings: Ghent's mediaeval architecture is one of the best-preserved in Europe. Wander narrow streets and visit landmarks like Gravensteen Castle, the Belfry, and St. Bavo's Cathedral.
Gaze at a 15th-century masterpiece: the Ghent Altarpiece by the Van Eyck brothers is one of Belgium's most famous works of art. Enjoy twelve panels from the Bible in stunning detail and colour.
Enjoy local cuisine: Ghent's specialities include Flemish stew, waterzooi (a creamy fish or chicken soup), and waffles. The city has many restaurants, cafes, and food stalls to explore.
Admire the city's cultural heritage: Ghent's museums and galleries offer a fascinating insight into its history and culture. Highlights include the Museum of Fine Arts, the Design Museum, and the STAM city museum.
Bruges is a beautiful city known for its well-preserved mediaeval architecture and scenic canals. Visitors can also enjoy delicious chocolate, beer, and other Belgian specialities.
Take a canal boat tour: Bruges is named "the Venice of the North" due to its many winding canals. A boat tour is a unique way to see the city as you pass under charming bridges and sail by historical buildings.
Visit Markt Square: the central square of Bruges features beautiful architecture, like the Belfry and Provincial Palace. Enjoy a coffee or a beer at one of the many cute cafes and watch the world go by.
Take a walking tour: explore Bruges' charming cobblestone streets and historical landmarks on a guided tour. Learn about the city's history, architecture, and culture from a knowledgeable local expert.
Soak up some culture: Bruges has endless museums and galleries to explore. Highlights include the Groeningemuseum's impressive collection of Flemish art and the Memling Museum.
Antwerp is a vibrant city in northern Belgium. It is known as the second-largest port city in Europe and has a history dating back to the middle ages. Enjoy delicious cuisine, designer clothes and jewellery, and endless historical landmarks.
Visit a 14th-century cathedral: the Cathedral of Our Lady is one of the most impressive landmarks in Antwerp. Its soaring spire and striking stained-glass windows will leave you speechless. The interior artwork includes paintings by Rubens and other Flemish masters.
Explore the historic city centre: Antwerp's central hub features charming mediaeval streets and immersing museums. Wander along the Grote Markt and visit the Plantin-Moretus Museum or Het Steen Castle.
Window shop till you drop: Antwerp is famous for its diamond industry and high-end fashion. Pursue expensive jewellery, designer clothes, and other luxury items in the many boutique shops near the city centre.
Enjoy the local cuisine: sample various treats at cafes and restaurants across the city, such as waffles and chocolates. Local highlights include stoofvlees (a beef stew) and mosselen-friet (mussels and fries).