The Guide for Expats in Belgium

Your friendly English-language resource for eating, shopping, living, discovering and escaping this amazing, diverse and exciting country.
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.
Visiting the Bastogne Barracks and the Vehicle Restoration Centre, Wallonia, Belgium

Visiting the Bastogne Barracks and the Vehicle Restoration Centre, Wallonia, Belgium

The Bastogne Barracks Museum illustrates the Belgian city’s defences during the Battle of the Bulge and showcase military vehicles at the Vehicle Restoration Centre.
The Venetian Carnival Festival at Annevoie Castle Gardens, Belgium

The Venetian Carnival Festival at Annevoie Castle Gardens, Belgium

What do Venetian Carnival masks have to do with a castle garden in Belgium? We don’t know. But we like it anyway.
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Expat Interview: Adriana – From Romania to Belgium

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Watching the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps

Our guest contributor, Bridget, takes us into the noise, circuit-side at the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps and offers her tips for watching this spectacular event.

The Expat’s Guide to Furnishing – How to buy furniture in Belgium

Contributor, Shanaz, offers her top tips for buying furniture in Belgium, both on your own and when working with an interior designer. 

The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels

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