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Expats moving to Brussels are likely to have some questions about life in the city. Below are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about life in the Belgian capital.
Do I need to learn a language before I move to Brussels?
Brussels is bilingual, with most citizens speaking French. English is widely spoken, so learning a language if in the centre of Brussels is unnecessary. However, speaking a local language is a good way to gain favour with locals.
What is the weather like in Brussels?
Brussels has a maritime temperate climate, characterised by warm summers and mild winters. The city has a high average annual rainfall, and visitors can expect a shower any time of the year. Snow is possible, but not frequent in winter.
Are weekend getaways from Brussels possible?
The historic tourist city of Bruges is extremely close by, which makes for an incredible getaway. Alternatively, with plenty of options for easy transport access, neighbouring European countries such as Germany, France and Switzerland are right on Belgium's doorstep.
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