Belgium in the lower end of paid leave in Europe

80 years of paid leave are celebrated in Belgium on Friday, granted as a result of the great general strike in 1936.

Yet Belgium’s 20 days of statutory leave combined with 10 days of holiday leave is lower than the average 38 days of leave across Europe.

Belgium is not dead bottom of Europe’s paid leave graph, however, as Ireland, Romania and Germany all have 29 days off, and the Netherlands (at the very bottom) are given 28 days off.

Here is the overview of Europe’s range of paid leave time: