LIVING IN BRUSSELS

 

Attracted by a vast number of European organisations, institutes, NGOs or lobby groups, embassies and consulates, Brussels has become the home of a large community of expats from all over the world. Whereas many of them come on assignment, others choose the Belgian capital to further their careers and finally they never leave. 

If you are one of them, the following information will make your stay in Brussels more comfortable.

At first glance, the people of Brussels might give you the impression of being rather distant. However, the minute one gets to know them, one becomes easily amused by their widespread fascination for beer, good cuisine and a good sense of humor. The fact that the single, most photographed item in Belgium is a statue/fountain of a naked little boy's public indiscretion (Mannekin Pis) goes a long way to explaining the sense of humor and love of art that typifies Brussels and Belgium in general.

This section comprises practical information about all the aspects of living in Brussels, including the tedious and endless paperwork that it takes to settle in the city. In addition to all these practicalieties, there is invaluable information on blending into your new life, from finding the best international schools for your children through to where to find a travel guide in your own language.

 
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