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Kelly Powell

Living in Belgium, from USA

"I loved moving to Brussels. But after a while I felt homesick. On InterNations I met a bunch of people from the US. That helped a lot."

Maria Lombardi

Living in Belgium, from Italy

"You can really get lost in the "capital of Europe" - InterNations helped me to get settled and to make a lot of expat friends."

InterNations - a community of trust

InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Belgium

  • Join our community and get to know members of Belgium’s vibrant expat community
  • Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the Belgian expat living
  • Meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in Brussels, Leuven and many other regions

Welcome to the InterNations Community of Expats in Belgium!

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.

Next to Belgium we host several more communities in Western Europe, e.g., our network of Expat Peru. Or you might be interested in our Expats Portugal community which is also fairly active.

Our Support for Belgium Expatriates

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Belgium Expatriates Network

Find and get to know like-minded expatriates residing in Belgium, their partners and families.

Belgium Guide for Expats

Belgium Expat Guide

Expat Forum Belgium

Obtain trustworthy advice and local insight from fellow members in our Belgium expat forums.

Belgium Expat Forum

Belgium Events for Expatriates

Meet up with expatriates of diverse backgrounds and nationalities at our regular InterNations Events.

Belgium Expat Events

Begin Your New Life as an Expat in Belgium

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 Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp, are picturesque and prosperous places to live.

Belgium scored highly in our InterNations Expat Insider survey. 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.

Interested to take a world tour? Then have a look at our chapter for China Expat to receive an impression of InterNations worldwide. Or you could take a peek at our community for Expats Spain instead!

The Network for Like-Minded Expatriates in Belgium

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!

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