Dates of summer time and winter time in Belgium

Until 1 May 1892, local (mean) time was used in Belgium, which was usually that of the nearest large town. The law of 28 April 1892 (which came into effect on 1 May 1892) established GMT (Greenwich Mean Time, later UT or TU, now UTC, the Universal Coordinated Time) as legal time.

The table below displays the dates of time and time zone changes in Belgium since the time zone system was introduced on 1 May 1892. 0 h UTC corresponds to the time zone centred on Greenwich (UTC + 0 h). This was the time zone originally adopted by Belgium before it decided to change to UTC + 1 h in 1946, after the Second World War.

The column “Hour of summer/winter time” shows the time in UTC at the moment when the time change took place. The column “Correction” shows the corrections in time with respect to UTC. For example, on 5 October 1918 at 23:00 UTC, the time changes from UTC + 1 h (Correction: + 1 h) to UTC + 0 h (Correction: + 0 h). This means, for example, that on 6 October 1923 at 00:00 local time, we “jump” one hour earlier, to 5 October at 23:00, in Belgium.

Year Day Hour of summer/winter time
Correction
1918 March 9 0 h UTC +1 h
1918 October 5 23 h UTC +0 h
1919 March 1 23 h UTC +1 h
1919 October 4 23 h UTC +0 h
1920 February 14 23 h UTC +1 h
1920 October 23 23 h UTC +0 h
1921 March 14 23 h UTC +1 h
1921 October 25 23 h UTC +0 h
1922 March 25 23 h UTC +1 h
1922 October 7 23 h UTC +0 h
1923 April 21 23 h UTC +1 h
1923 October 6 23 h UTC +0 h
1924 March 29 23 h UTC +1 h
1924 October 4 23 h UTC +0 h
1925 April 4 23 h UTC +1 h
1925 October 3 23 h UTC +0 h
1926 April 17 23 h UTC +1 h
1926 October 2 23 h UTC +0 h
1927 April 9 23 h UTC +1 h
1927 1 October 23 h UTC +0 h
1928 April 14 23 h UTC +1 h
1928 October 7 2 h UTC +0 h
1929 April 21 2 h UTC +1 h
1929 October 6 2 h UTC +0 h
1930 April 13 2 h UTC +1 h
1930 October 5 2 h UTC +0 h
1931 April 19 2 h UTC +1 h
1931 October 4 2 h UTC +0 h
1932 April 3 2 h UTC +1 h
1932 October 2 2 h UTC +0 h
1933 26 March 2 h UTC +1 h
1933 October 8 2 h UTC +0 h
1934 April 8 2 h UTC +1 h
1934 October 7 2 h UTC +0 h
1935 March 31 2 h UTC +1 h
1935 October 6 2 h UTC +0 h
1936 April 19 2 h UTC +1 h
1936 October 4 2 h UTC +0 h
1937 April 4 2 h UTC +1 h
1937 October 3 2 h UTC +0 h
1938 March 27 2 h UTC +1 h
1938 October 2 2 h UTC +0 h
1939 April 16 2 h UTC +1 h
1939 November 19 2 h UTC +0 h
1940 February 25 2 h UTC +1 h
1940 May 20 2 h UTC +2 h
1942 November 2 1 h UTC +1 h
1943 March 29 1 h UTC +2 h
1943 October 4 1 h UTC +1 h
1944 April 3 1 h UTC +2 h
1944 September 17 1 h UTC +1 h
1945 April 2 1 h UTC +2 h
1945 September 16 1 h UTC +1 h
1946 May 19 1 h UTC +2 h
1946 October 7 1 h UTC +1 h
1977 April 3 1 h UTC +2 h
1977 September 25 1 h UTC +1 h
1978 April 2 1 h UTC +2 h
1978 October 1 1 h UTC +1 h
1979 April 1 1 h UTC +2 h
1979 September 30 1 h UTC +1 h
1980 April 6 1 h UTC +2 h
1980 September 28 1 h UTC +1 h
1981 March 29 1 h UTC +2 h
1981 September 27 1 h UTC +1 h
1982 March 28 1 h UTC +2 h
1982 September 26 1 h UTC +1 h
1983 March 27 1 h UTC +2 h
1983 September 25 1 h UTC +1 h
1984 March 25 1 h UTC +2 h
1984 September 30 1 h UTC +1 h
1985 March 31 1 h UTC +2 h
1985 September 29 1 h UTC +1 h
1986 March 30 1 h UTC +2 h
1986 September 28 1 h UTC +1 h
1987 March 29 1 h UTC +2 h
1987 September 27 1 h UTC +1 h
1988 March 27 1 h UTC +2 h
1988 September 25 1 h UTC +1 h
1989 March 26 1 h UTC +2 h
1989 September 24 1 h UTC +1 h
1990 March 25 1 h UTC +2 h
1990 September 30 1 h UTC +1 h
1991 March 31 1 h UTC +2 h
1991 September 29 1 h UTC +1 h
1992 March 29 1 h UTC +2 h
1992 September 27 1 h UTC +1 h
1993 March 28 1 h UTC +2 h
1993 September 26 1 h UTC +1 h
1994 March 27 1 h UTC +2 h
1994 September 25 1 h UTC +1 h
1995 March 26 1 h UTC +2 h
1995 September 24 1 h UTC +1 h
1996 March 31 1 h UTC +2 h
1996 October 27 1 h UTC +1 h
1997 March 30 1 h UTC +2 h
1997 October 26 1 h UTC +1 h
1998 March 29 1 h UTC +2 h
1998 October 25 1 h UTC +1 h
1999 March 28 1 h UTC +2 h
1999 October 31 1 h UTC +1 h
2000 March 26 1 h UTC +2 h
2000 October 29 1 h UTC +1 h
2001 March 25 1 h UTC +2 h
2001 October 28 1 h UTC +1 h
2002
March 31
1 h UTC
+2 h
2002
October 27
1 h UTC
+1 h
2003
March 30
1 h UTC
+2 h
2003
October 26
1 h UTC
+1 h
2004
March 28
1 h UTC
+2 h
2004
October 31
1 h UTC
+1 h
2005
March 27
1 h UTC
+2 h
2005
October 30
1 h UTC
+1 h
2006
March 26
1 h UTC
+2 h
2006
October 29
1 h UTC
+1 h
2007
March 25
1 h UTC
+2 h
2007
October 28
1 h UTC
+1 h
2008
March 30
1 h UTC
+2 h
2008
October 26
1 h UTC
+1 h
2009
March 29
1 h UTC
+2 h
2009
October 25
1 h UTC
+1 h
2010
March 28
1 h UTC
+2 h
2010
October 31
1 h UTC
+1 h
2011
March 27
1 h UTC
+2 h
2011
October 30
1 h UTC
+1 h
2012
March 25
1 h UTC
+2 h
2012
October 28
1 h UTC
+1 h
2013
March 31
1 h UTC
+2 h
2013
October 27
1 h UTC
+1 h
2014
March 30
1 h UTC
+2 h
2014
October 26
1 h UTC
+1 h
2015
March 29
1 h UTC
+2 h
2015
October 25
1 h UTC
+1 h
2016
March 27
1 h UTC
+2 h
2016
October 30
1 h UTC
+1 h
2017
March 26
1 h UTC
+2 h
2017
October 29
1 h UTC
+1 h
2018
March 25
1 h UTC
+2 h
2018
October 28
1 h UTC
+1 h
2019
March 31
1 h UTC
+2 h
2019
October 27
1 h UTC
+1 h
2020
March 29
1 h UTC
+2 h
2020
October 25
1 h UTC
+1 h
2021
March 28
1 h UTC
+2 h
2021
October 31
1 h UTC
+1 h

During the years 1914-1918, in occupied territory, the time and time zone changes in the following table were in effect. In other areas, UTC (correction + 0 h) was used. The time of passage varied according to the advance or retreat of the occupying army.

Year Day Hour of summer/winter time
Correction
1914 November 8 * +1 h
1916 April 30 23 h UTC +2 h
1916 September 30 23 h UTC +1 h
1917 April 16 1 h UTC +2 h
1917 September 17 1 h UTC +1 h
1918 April 15 1 h UTC +2 h
1918 September 16 1 h UTC +1 h
1918 November 11 * +0 h