Travelagencies & Tickets Bulgaria

Air Malta

Balkan Trek

Bulgaria Air

Easy Bulgaria Travel


Villas & Apartments

Duni Royal Resort

Ismena Spa Hotel, Devin

Hotel Havana, Goudstrand

Park Hotel Izida, Dobrich

Sofia Hotels

Thracian Cliffs Beach Resort

Uniqato Hotel, Stara Zagora

Villas & Apartments Bulgaria

Cleves, Sofia

Red Apple

Sun Coast Villas

Holiday home in Delchevo

Villa Duchess, Varna

Villa in Varna

Camping sites Bulgaria

Camping site Veliko Tarnovo

Camping sites at the Black Sea

Eco Camping Batak

Sakar Hills

Agri cultural holidays Bulgaria

Alternative Tourism

Wild Thyme Eco Retreat

Wwoofing Tour

General information Bulgaria

Bulgarian Tourist board

Bulgarian customs

Bulgarian government

Bulgarian News Agency

The Weather in Bulgaria

Internet radio stations Bulgaria

Maps Bulgaria

Bulgarian lev

Dutch Embassy Bulgaria

Dutch speakers in Bulgaria

Safety Bulgaria

Association Holland-Bulgaria

Sofia Bulgaria

Alexander Nevski-kathedraal

Bojana church

Borissova Garden

Cyrillus and Methodius Library

Eagles Bridge (Orlov Most)

National Historical Museum

National Palace of culture

Sofia Art Gallery

Sofia Guide

Sofia Science Center

Sofia Zoo

St. George Rotunda

Black Sea area Bulgaria




Golden Sands






Slantsjev Brjag


Sunny Beach


Other cities and areas Bulgaria





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Rhodope Mountains



Stara Zagora


Winter sports Bulgaria



Bulgaria Ski Resorts


Snow heights Bulgaria

Sports/ activities Bulgaria

Climbing in Bulgaria

Black Sea Scuba-Diving

Bulgaria Walking

Cycling in Bulgaria

Figure Skating

Golf Courses Bulgaria

Marina Diving Center

Horses in Bulgaria

Slavia Sofia

Restaurants/ Culinary Bulgaria

Bulgarian recipes

Chevermeto, Sofia


Pri Yafata, Sofia

Restaurants Sozopol

Restaurants Sunny Beach

Vegetarian restaurants Sofia

Going out/ Events Bulgaria


Bedroom Stara Zagora

Mascara Club

National Theater

Sofia International Filmfestival

Sofia Night Life

Transport/ Car rental Bulgaria

Car Rental in Bulgaria

Bulgarian railways

Bus in Bulgaria

Subway in Sofia

Sofia Airport

Taxi Sofia

History/ Culture Bulgaria

Bulgarian writers

Exposition Bulgarian Artists

History of Bulgaria

Hristo Botev

Lifestyle and Culture

The Republic of Bulgaria

Pictures/ Travelstories/ Blogs

Baardwijks Worldview

Blagoevgrad in Bulgarije

Bulgaria pictures

Bicycle tour in Bulgaria

Pictures of Bulgaria

Marieke in Bulgaria

Real Estate Bulgaria

Bulgarian Estate

Bulgarian Properties

Nieuwbouw projecten Bularije

Pitar Real Estate

REA Dienstverlening

Second Home in Bulgarije

Spas Bulgaria


Spa and rheumatism

Spa Hotels in Bulgaria


Jobs/ Internships Bulgaria

Careers in Bulgaria

Jobs in Bulgaria

Volunteers Bird protection

Working abroad

Natural parks Bulgaria

Bulgarian National Parks

Central Balkan National Park

Pirin National Park



Zlatni Piasaci

Bulgarian wines

Bulgarian wine

Bulgarian wine regions


Mezzek Mavrud

Pirin wines

Sunny Hill Melnik

Wine tourism in Bulgaria

Shopping Bulgaria

Bulgarian Attar of Roses

Bulgarian Yoghurt

Bulgarian Rose

Made in Bulgaria

Park Center Sofia

Vitosha Boulevard

Health/ Organisations Bulgaria

Dentistry Sofia

Diamond Smile dental clinic

National Oncology Hospital

Foundation children's homes

Foundation Promotion

Tokuda Hospital Sofia

Hospitals in Bulgaria

Bulgarian language/ Education

Bulgarian School Leiden

Bulgarian Educational System

The Bulgarian language

Burgas Free University

Online translations

Interpreter Bulgarian

University Sofia

Travel Planner Bulgaria A-Z

Border formalities

For Bulgaria you need a valid passport or a valid identity card.

Business hours

Banks in Bulgaria are open Monday / Friday from 9-12 and 15-17. Most restaurants are open from 11:00 to 24:00. Most shops are open from 10-20 hours. Museums are usually open from 10-17 hours.  


The main camping organization in Bulgaria is the Bulgarian Association of Camping and Caravanning (bacc-camping.bg). It is prohibited to camp freely in nature.


The capital of Bulgaria is Sofia.


Bulgaria has a Central European continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. South of the Balkan Mountains atmosphere is a milder climate with Mediterranean characteristics. From July / September there is a pleasant summer climate. From December / to April skiing is possible in the mountain regions of Bulgaria.


The Bulgarian economy is still hampered by the social changes in the nineties. Agriculture include tobacco, fruit, wine, fruits and rose oil. The mining industry produces lignite, iron ore, lead and zinc. National resources in Bulgaria: bauxite, copper, lead, zinc, coal and timber.


In Bulgaria they have 230 volts.

Flying to Bulgaria

The average flight time from Amsterdam to Sofia is 2 h. 13 min. There are 68 airports in Bulgaria.


The official name of Bulgaria is Republic of Bulgaria/ Republika Balgarija. Bulgaria is situated in Southeastern Europe, in the east of the Balkans and south of the Danube river.


Bulgaria has in the east 378 km coastline on the Black Sea. The country is bordered by Romania to the north (608 km) by Serbia (318 km) and Macedonia (148 km) to the west, by Greece (494 km) in the south and by European Turkey in the southeast. The Danube forms the bulk of the northern border. In the south are the Rhodope Mountains. Southeastern Bulgaria is called Thrace, the Thracians who lived in ancient times. The Danube, the Iskar, Maritsa and Strimon are the main rivers.


Bulgaria is a parliamentary republic and is divided into 28 provinces. Bulgaria is a member of the EU since 2007 and is one of the five member states not participating in the Schengen Agreement.


For Bulgaria there are no compulsory vaccinations needed. However, in some cases it is recommended to get vaccinated against DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, polio) and hepatitis A. The medical care in Bulgaria is reasonable, but the quality is very different.


Bulgaria has 6,981,642 (2013) inhabitants. Most residents of Bulgaria are ethnic Bulgarians. There is a small minority Turks and small groups of Roma, Russians Macedonians.


Bulgarian is the official language of Bulgaria. In most hotels and in most places they speak also English and German. Bulgarian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet.

Money matters

The Bulgarian currency is the Bulgarian lev (BGN), the plural is leva. A lev is divided into 100 stotinki (singular stotinka).


For a dog or cat, you need a EU pet passport in Bulgaria. In Bulgaria, both the one-and three-year vaccination scheme is accepted, this schedule should be clearly stated.


The country code of Bulgaria is +359.


Most of the Bulgarian population belongs to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. A minority belong to the Catholic Church, yet there is also a small Muslim minority.


Bulgaria has a total area of ​​110 910 km ² (about 2.5 times The Netherlands).


The smoking ban in Bulgaria is broadly the same as in the Netherlands, but this is not yet in the restaurants.


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