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The Bulletin directory: Your practical guide to life in Belgium

11:05 10/12/2019

Moving to Belgium is an adventure - but it can sometimes be difficult to get settled and understand how the place works.

Let us help. We've compiled a comprehensive guide to every aspect of your expat life in Belgium, from healthcare to education, transport to free time.

This guide is being constantly updated. If you spot an error or have a question, do not hesitate to get in contact by email:

Need more help? Ask a question on our lively  Q&A section and fellow Bulletin readers will be happy to give their tips.


 Bank accounts Coworking spaces Finding a job Income tax Social security and benefits Starting a business Visas and work permits Retirement


 Bookshops Cinemas Cultural centres Cultural groups Live music Museums in Brussels Museums outside Brussels


 Buying a property Home utilities Moving house Renovating Renting Waste disposal


 International schools Alternative schools Colleges Belgian universities Language schools


 Networking groups Sports clubs Volunteering


 Child healthcare Dentists and opticians Disability Divorce Emergency phone numbers Getting married Going to hospital Health insurance Health support groups Mental health Pregnancy and childcare Seeing a doctor Alternative medicine Bereavement


 Brussels public transport Car-sharing Cycling Driving in Belgium Exchanging a driving licence International travel Learning to drive

Written by The Bulletin