Goededag, salut and welcome to our expat community in Belgium! By joining InterNations you're instantly put in touch with our thriving expat community in Belgium. If you're in the process of moving or have already decided you're leaving for a new life in Belgium, then our informed network of expats can help you to make that big step a success. When you join InterNations, you can get in touch with fellow expats in Belgium and ask them anything you need to know. You might have pressing questions like, “where's the best neighborhood for a family to live in Ghent?” or “what are the job opportunities like in Antwerp?” or even “what's the healthcare system like in Belgium?”. It doesn't matter how trivial your questions are, our expat community is happy to help.
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Famous for its medieval architecture, Trappist beer and as the center of the European Union and NATO, Belgium is not a country of extremes, but of balance. With its mix of French speakers in the south and Dutch speakers in the north, its cities, like <a href="/brussels-expats">Brussels</a>, Ghent and <a href="/antwerp-expats">Antwerp</a>, are picturesque and prosperous places to live. Belgium scored highly in our <a href="/expat-insider">InterNations Expat Insider survey</a>. Voted as the third-best expat country for education, Belgium also ranked highly in childcare and quality of family life. Many expats move to Belgium for job opportunities, with most having a high level of education, a Master's or PhD for example, before making the move to the country. Belgium is also a great location for traveling Europe, and this can be a factor in expats' relocation and happiness in the country. The economy in Belgium is based on private enterprise and benefits from its central European location and highly developed transportation network. Belgium's industries are centered around importing raw materials and exporting manufactured products to the rest of the EU.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in China or Spain, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
All of our InterNations members go through an approval process before they can join the community, and every user understands and follows the guiding principles of InterNations to make our community and safe and welcoming place for people from around the world. With this global network you can also connect with expats in person. Meet up with like-minded people as part of one of Belgium's many expat groups and events. From the Ghent City Trotters Group and Brussels' fun Karaoke Club to Antwerp's sophisticated Art and Culture Group and Leuven's adventurous Hiking in Nature Group, Belgium has lots of activities where you can meet up with like-minded people and begin your brand-new social life. Start your chapter in Belgium with informed, interesting, and active members of the expat community, and settle in easily and happily in your new home!