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Welcome to the InterNations Community in Antwerp!
Goededag, salut, and welcome to our community of expats in Antwerp — home of Van Dyck, Rubens and the center of Europe's diamond trade. InterNations gives you access to a wealth of essential information specifically created to support expats. All the insider tips you'll need are included in our comprehensive guides; you'll find answers to questions such as "when should I apply for a work visa?" and "what education options are available?". Take any concerns to our busy social forum where friendly fellow expats are always happy to share their experiences on everything from tricky paperwork to the best language lessons.
Relocation can be daunting, but with InterNations you have the reassurance that you are part of our friendly, knowledgeable community.
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Diamonds and Shopping in Antwerp
Main industries in Antwerp include the service sector and the international trading at the port, one of the biggest in Europe. The industrial sector is growing rapidly, which in turn has attracted commercial agencies, banking companies, transportation and international trading firms among others. The diamond trade that has made Antwerp so famous for the last 500 years is thriving, and the city's artistic past now translates into clothing design, meaning that fashion and retail are also strong areas. With many people in Antwerp speaking English (although the official language is Dutch) expats hoping to work in Antwerp have every chance of success.
Once known as the "triumphant shopping city", the large malls of Antwerp mean that shoppers will be right at home. For modern comfort, the Wijnegem Shopping Center is the city's largest mall, but to enjoy more historical surroundings, head to the main shopping area, the Meir. Of course, most expats will be drawn to the diamond district or "Square Mile", where around 1,800 traders and jewelers make the city sparkle alongside designer boutiques and romantic cobblestone streets.
Our Events in Antwerp Are One of the Best Ways to Meet Other Expats
Relocation is a mixture of finding out about the city and building a new group of friends. With InterNations Events and get-togethers our expats can network, socialize and have fun together in a safe environment to start building friendships in a new city. Explore our InterNations Groups to find like-minded expats who share your interests in arts and culture, cycling, nightlife, movies, fitness and more. InterNations is more than just a website of essential information, it's the start to a fulfilling new life in Antwerp.
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