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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."

Our Friendly Community of Expatriates in Leuven Welcomes You!

Facts about Expat Life and the Local Economy in Leuven Goededag, salut and welcome to our community for Leuven expats! Our unique resource at InterNations enables members to link up with expats and global minds in some 390 communities across the world. Our members can help you navigate the somewhat daunting task of moving abroad by providing knowledgeable answers to all your questions about life in Leuven, the capital of the Flemish Brabant province in Belgium. We're here to help you every step of the way. From completing the necessary paperwork and arriving in Leuven, to finding accommodation and establishing an excellent quality of life, InterNations members can help you find the answers!

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  • Moving to Leuven

    Leuven is known as the “Student City” due to the large number of national and international students coming to live in Leuven in order to study. This does not meant that moving to Leuven is only an option for younger people, though! Read on to learn more about the city, accommodation, and so on.
  • Living in Leuven

    Leuven is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in Belgium. The town is famous for rich cultural resorts, summer rock festival, and the oldest Catholic University. In this article, you can find out what’s in store for you while living in Leuven, from famous brews to local transportation.
  • Working in Leuven

    As the capital of the region, Leuven is home to many large Belgian companies, with employment opportunities not only in the service sector. Non-EU expats need to obtain a work permit before they start working in Leuven, though, so make sure you are well-prepared for your expat stay.

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Facts about Expat Life and the Local Economy in Leuven

Leuven is a thriving city with plenty to do for everyone. Its many attractions include cultural monuments (including historic abbeys and churches), six breweries (including Stella Artois), plenty of fascinating museums and galleries, Belgium's oldest botanical garden dating from 1738, many parks, and the magnificent Kolen forest. As home to the KU Leuven, a major institute for academic research and education, much of the buoyant local economy centers on spin-offs from this, including biotech and ICT companies. It is a pedestrian and cycle-friendly city, with a maximum speed limit of 30 km per hour in the city center.

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By networking with fellow expats in Leuven through InterNations, you can learn all you need to know about your new life abroad. Our members, adhering to our principles of friendliness, respect, polite behavior, and trust, can help to guide you through every aspect of life in Leuven. Your questions can be answered here, whether they relate to healthcare, education or the Leuven social life. You can also arrange to meet fellow expats face-to-face, in a safe, secure environment, by attending InterNations Official Events in Leuven or joining like-minded InterNations Groups, based on your hobbies and interests. Whether you enjoy dining out, walking, shopping, traditional markets, cycling or cultural trips, there is something for everyone.

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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