Activities and places to visit as an expat in Brussels

Places and services for expats

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As a highly multicultural city, Brussels is happy to welcome newcomers. Students, workers, tourists, businesspeople, you may find here what you are looking for :

  • good restaurants and parks to hang out with friends;
  • swimming pools and fitness clubs to stay fit and healthy;
  • hotels and rooms for the duration of your trip.

Whether you're staying or just passing by Brussels, do not hesitate to benefit from all the nice locations the city has to offer. This website focus on helping expats to find the place or the service they need and, maybe, meet the locals or other foreigners.

Gastronomy in town

Gastronomy in town
Find the best quality restaurants in town where you can enjoy delicious meals. This list present you well-known eating places acknowledged for their fresh and refined menus.

Take care of your garden

Take care of your garden
Do you want to plant flowerbeds, bushes or shrubs ? On this page, you will find a series of stores where you can buy seeds, fertilizers and other kind of products needed to arrange your green spaces.

International schools in Brussels

International schools in Brussels
In order to give to your child the best education, discover the most renown international schools of Brussels. Benefit from a learning system in several languages and programs that give access to major universities.

Pool maintenance and construction

 Pool maintenance and construction
You have your own pool or you want to build one? Discover some of the best builders working in Brussels. They provide you a full service from the digging to the maintenance so that you benefit from a clean infrastructure.

Fly towards a new destination

Fly towards a new destination
Make the most of your holidays thanks to this selection of travel agencies. The employees help you organize your entire trip according to your preferences.

Nice swimming pools in the city

Nice swimming pools in the city
If you are looking for a nice spot where to swim, check our selection. Whether you are a competitor, an amateur or a fan of classes (aquabike, synchronized swimming, etc.), you will find a center that suits you.

Aparthotels

Aparthotels
Need a place to stay while you're in Brussels for business ? Discover these beautiful and convenient aparthotels you can rent for a few days, weeks or even months. They even take care of you and offer you great services, like housekeeping or laundry service.

Cleaning services in Brussels

Cleaning services in Brussels
If you don't have the time or the possibility to do the housekeeping, find here a list of agencies. They provide a domestic help via the system of service voucher so that your house will always be clean and tidy.

Get in shape!

Get in shape!
Here is a selection of the best sport clubs in Brussels with English speaking personnel. They offer group classes, fitness equipment, personal trainers, spa…

Choose your hotel!

Choose your hotel!
If you have to spend a few days in Brussels for a business trip or with your family, you need to find a nice place to stay. Discover here the best quality hotels in town, fully equipped and well located.

Shopping for women

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You have just settled in and you are looking for nice stores to find clothes? Discover our selection of trendy shops welcoming expats in Brussels! They display lots of famous brands, and the sales assistants will give you precious advice.

Fun and fresh air

Fun and fresh air
Looking for a park or playground to spend time with your children? We have established a selection of places in Brussels that are perfect for some fun or relaxing moments.

Take care of your beauty and wellness

Take care of your beauty and wellness
Life in the city can be exhausting. That is the reason why it is important to take your time and relax in one of those wellness centres. They provide you several types of massage as well as beauty cares.

Men’s style boutiques

Men’s style boutiques
Do you need a new jacket for winter or a nice pair of shorts for summer? This section introduces you some of the most refined shops for men in Brussels. Find here your favourite brands.

Find your estate agent

Find your estate agent
If you decided to settle in Brussels once and for all, you may be looking for the perfect place for you and your family. Visit one of these agencies and get the help of a real estate expert who will select some houses and apartments for you.

Removal companies

Removal companies
Have you just decided to settle in the capital city of Europe? Find here a list of companies that offer you a quality service in order to ease your arrival in your new home. They are used to national and international removals.

Enjoy Brussels as an expat!

First, know that you are not alone. In Brussels, there are more than 200,000 expats, coming from all around the globe. This makes Brussels one of the most multicultural city in the world. Among those, more than 40,000 people are working in the international institutions that have their seat in the capital city of Belgium.

Seen the number of foreigners, new services and products have appeared in order to please them and meet a growing demand. This resulted in the creation of jobs and opportunities for Belgians. For example, whether they are just arrived or they stay for a short time, it often happens that newcomers want to discover the main tourist sites of the city. Expats are also more keen on meeting people that experience the same situation as them, what they can do in places such as fitness clubs, but also parks and playgrounds for their children.

If you have just arrived in the capital city of Belgium, you still have so many things to discover. Whether you are here for a few months or you have decided to settle once and for all, this website aims to make you know places to visit, where to go out with your friends and colleagues, where to shop as well as nice restaurants where to taste the local gastronomy.

A new country doesn't mean you have to give up your habits. So if you want to stay fit, we have a list of swimming pools and fitness clubs in your area. This is also a good way to meet new people. If you'd rather run, you'll find a series of nice parks in your neighbourhood. If your hobby is gardening, you may need good addresses where to find your tools, seeds and plants. As every  city, Brussels is bright and full of lights. If you want more privacy in your brand new apartment, or just a darker bedroom, look for the perfect curtains on Rideaux-et-Stores.

Make yourself at home! Literally.  If the stay is supposed to last, you may be interested in buying a house, contact your own estate agent; he will help you find the perfect place whether you want to buy it or rent it. When you have finally found it, you can benefit from the help of a housekeeper. Whether you want to follow the last trends or find the perfect suit or outfit for office days, have a look to the selection of clothes boutiques in your neighbourhood.

In Belgium, there are three official languages : French and Dutch mainly, but also German. English is also very common among the citizens. Nevertheless, the advantage of living in Brussels as an expat is that you have high chances of meeting other people speaking your own language. Indeed, the city is known for its multiculturalism. There are a lot of festivals, events and activities where you can meet people from all around the globe.