The Guide for Expats in Belgium

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Visiting Val-Dieu Abbey Brewery in Aubel, Belgium

Visiting Val-Dieu Abbey Brewery in Aubel, Belgium

Settled under the shady trees in the Berwinne Valley, just a ten-minute stroll from the Aux Berges de la Bel B&B is the stately Renaissance Abbey of Val-Dieu. Besides simply admiring the beauty of the architecture in this tranquil setting, there are four great reasons to visit Val-Dieu.
Aux Berges de la Bel Bed & Breakfast and Restaurant, Aubel, Belgium

Aux Berges de la Bel Bed & Breakfast and Restaurant, Aubel, Belgium

The Aux Berges de la Bel bed and breakfast in Aubel, Belgium, has a sunny terrace, quiet rooms and a fantastic restaurant. It’s the perfect weekend escape from Brussels.
Visiting Alden Biesen Castle and Gardens in Limburg, Belgium

Visiting Alden Biesen Castle and Gardens in Limburg, Belgium

A gorgeous castle and garden await your visit in Flanders’ Limburg province. Alden Biesen Castle is one of Belgium’s finest and best of all admission is free.
Visiting the Blegny Mine UNESCO site in Liege, Belgium

Visiting the Blegny Mine UNESCO site in Liege, Belgium

One of Belgium’s most interesting UNESCO sites lies deep under the hilly terrain of Liege province. Touring Blegny Mine illustrates how the dangerous job of coal mining shaped Wallonia’s industrial past.
Maasmechelen Village Chic Outlet Shopping in Limburg, Belgium

Maasmechelen Village Chic Outlet Shopping in Limburg, Belgium

The beginning of July means summer is here, but in Belgium, it also means it’s bargain hunting time. Everywhere you look, shops are adorned with brightly coloured SOLDES signs, begging for your hard-earned Euro. But there’s one place in Belgium, you can find discounts all year, even without braving the sale-period madness – Maasmechelen Village, in Limburg province.
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