Making lasting friendships is one of the keys to living a successful expat life. But meeting people in a new country isn’t easy. In fact, one of our most frequently asked questions is, “how do I meet people in Belgium?” Here are 5 places to meet people in Brussels.
Dream of escaping to the countryside and a simpler home-grown style of life? Test-drive your dream on the Quinn’s smallholding in Geel, where you can learn a skill, meet some animals, and eat locally produced food.
A lowly warehouse in Antwerp may not seem like a life-changing sort of place. However, this was the start of a completely new life for over 2 million immigrants and a lifesaver for many of them. The brand new Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp, tells the story of these immigrants, who bravely travelled from Eastern Europe to North America, leaving everything they knew behind.
When Andrew and I visit a new Belgian city for a weekend, one of our first missions is to scope out recommended restaurants and make reservations. Over the course of two and a half days, we normally have one exceptional dining experience and one or two good meals. If we’re really lucky, there will be two stand-out meals. Dining in Oostende surpassed our expectations.
After 8 years in Belgium, our expat lives are becoming cluttered and all of that stuff is holding us back from what we really value – travel and experiences. Luckily, I’ve just found the solution and I urge you to join us in decluttering your expat life.
Belgium is a quirky place. Those of us, who have been expats here for a while, forget just how strange it can seem to newcomers. Today, our guest contributor, Laura, shares her observations, after a year of living in Brussels.
I’ve worked in Belgium for eight years. In that time, I’ve discovered a number of rules about working here, which may be confusing or different from elsewhere. Today I’ll share information about four things you should know about working in Belgium.