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Six reasons why you should move to Belgium
If its pastoral landscapes, rich historical heritage and high living standards aren’t enough to win you over, here are six more reasons why the tiny western European nation of Belgium is a great place to move to.
A welcoming atmosphere for expatriates
Belgium has an excellent reputation for being an easy going, foreigner-friendly society. As an expat, you will be able to make friends and fit in easily due to the country's tolerance and safety. Belgium is exceptionally tranquil and secure, making it an appealing destination for any expat.
Excellent quality of life
Belgium is an established country with well-developed infrastructure and consistently ranks as one of the greatest places to live in the world. Expats moving to Belgium enjoy a high quality of life, with a variety of leisure activities, top-notch medical care, and outstanding educational systems.
Reasonable living costs
Belgium boasts a more affordable cost of living than its European neighbours, with a wide selection of accommodation available and an eclectic range of restaurants and bars. Although the tax burden in Belgium is relatively high, the country offers excellent public medical care at greatly reduced prices and free public education in compensation.
Excellent public transport
Getting around Belgium is a breeze, thanks to its superb public transport system. Expats will discover that they can go practically anywhere without having to drive.
Belgium’s location and language
The capital of the country is Brussels, which lies in Belgium's geographical centre. It's mid-way between Paris, London, and Amsterdam, so you can get to any of them in less than three hours by rail. As Belgium forms part of the Schengen zone, you can visit any other country in the zone without needing an extra visa.
Flanders in the north is the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium, while Wallonia in the south is French-speaking. The capital, Brussels, is officially bilingual. Belgium has three official languages: Dutch, French, and German. However, English is also widely spoken, so expats should have no trouble getting by in English in the major cities.
Belgium is recognized as one of the world's greenest nations, with a focus on preserving the environment and developing new and clever energy-saving techniques.
It is a unique mosaic of big cities, charming hamlets, and magnificent monuments located right next to farmland and forests. Belgians are proud of their centuries-old heritage, and there's much to discover in this fascinating nation.
Are you ready to move to Belgium?
Make sure you find a trustworthy moving company to help you with your move, from packing your belongings and transporting them across the world, to delivering them to the door of your new home in Belgium. AGS Movers Belgium is an experienced moving company with over 40 years of expertise in moving individuals and families to and from Belgium. We provide a wide range of tailor-made moving services which include:
- International and domestic moves
- Air, road and sea freight
- Shared shipping containers
- Virtual visits to assess your shipping volume
- Short and long-term storage facilities
- Pet travel
- Vehicle transport services
- All-risk insurance for your move
- Professional packing, unpacking and crating services
- Assistance in English, Dutch and French.
With all these great reasons to move to Belgium (did we mention the chocolate?) there is a lot to look forward to, and with the right moving partner, your move to Belgium can be stress free.