Leuven

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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."

Make the most of living and working in Leuven

Expat living in Leuven raises plenty of questions, for instance: ʺWhat are the requirements from Belgian authorities to get a residence permit?”, ʺCan anyone recommend their favourite brasserie?ʺ, or ”Who can recommend international attorneys in town?”

Finding all this expat information about living and working in Leuven takes a lot of time. Our Leuven expat guide is there to make your relocation to Leuven as easy as possible. Starting with local organisations and companies to information about sports & leisure, the guide covers all the different aspects of expat life in Leuven.

Top Articles in the Leuven Expat Guide

  • 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.

Information on the Expat Life in Leuven

Are you looking specifically for postal services in town or a doctor speaking your native language in Belgium? In addition to our expat guide, the expat directory for Leuven provides you with listings of all expatriate-relevant locations and relocation services in Leuven. Furthermore, you might want to also consider our Leuven expats forum to receive first hand information from your fellow expats.

Simply become a member of InterNations Leuven and you’ll be warmly received with a friendly Goededag & salut among our expats living and working in Leuven.

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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