Expats moving to Belgium often have questions about what life will be like in their new home. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about living in Belgium.

Should I learn to speak another language in Belgium?

Depending where one settles in Belgium, it may be necessary to learn a little French or Dutch. Brussels is a bilingual city and the majority of its citizens speak French or Dutch. Most English-speaking expats moving to the city will find they can get by without learning another language, though doing so is a sure way to gain favour with locals.

Is Belgium a good place to raise children?

Belgium is a great place to raise children. The communities are safe and the education system is excellent. There also are plenty of international schools in Belgium, particularly in Brussels. Public medical facilities are world class and the quality of life in Belgium is second to none.

How safe is Belgium?

Belgium is safe but there are the usual incidents of petty crime such as muggings and pickpocketing, particularly in Brussels at major railway stations and on public transport. The best way for expats to avoid becoming a victim is to be aware of their surroundings and keep valuables out of sight.

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