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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Brussels

  • Get information in our Brussels guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Brussels

  • Kelly Powell

    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.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Brussels

Hello to all Americans in Brussels! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Brussels? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Brussels which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: Brussels is about as multicultural as it gets. The Belgian capital is a very international city known for being the de facto capital of the EU, but also for its contemporary arts scene, historic landmarks including the Grand Place, and much more! With the comprehensive network of multiple underground, tram, and bus lines run by the STIB/MIVB covering all 19 municipalities of the Brussels-Capital region as well as some nearby suburbs, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in Ixelles/Elsense municipality or the east of Schaerbeek, for example, which are just a short commute away from Brussels’s center.

Although Brussels has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Brussels, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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    From United States of America, living in Brussels
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    From United States of America, living in Brussels
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    From United States of America, living in Brussels
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    From United States of America, living in Brussels
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    From United States of America, living in Brussels

Meet other Americans in Brussels

Connect at Our Events in Brussels

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Brussels. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Brussels. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Brussels.

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Brussels Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Brussels expat forums. When you arrive in Brussels, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Brussels. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Brussels to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

  • Community Poem
    1 reply
    Jun 28, 3:42 AM
    Community member

    And to get the ball rolling, I will post an opening line (please note, we don't have to rhyme or have lines of a certain meter or number of syllables, but do try to read what others have contributed …

  • seeking indoor climbing partner in Brussels
    2 replies
    Jan 13, 3:22 PM
    Community member

    Hey Guys, that would be fun. I have never done climbing..Could I join your experience too?? Cheers Sunny

Ask experienced American expats in Brussels

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

"Sometimes referred to as the “Capital of Europe”, Brussels can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Brussels? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Brussels’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the Belgian capital has to offer, from Musée Magritte, dedicated to the life and art of the Belgian artist René Magritte, to the small, bronze statue of Manneken Pis, and much more."

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Brussels and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Brussels.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Brussels and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Brussels Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Brussels at Our Events

Our Brussels community is also lively and welcoming offline. The InterNations Ambassadors host regular get-togethers and a range of expat activities, e.g. a chic dining experience in Brussels’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the Flemish North. These activities make it easy for you to get to know other expats from the United States of America in your local community and meet Americans in Belgium in a comfortable setting. If this sounds interesting to you, simply sign up for membership – we are looking forward to welcoming you among our Americans living in Brussels!

  • Kelly Powell

    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

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

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