Monday June 2022
Their experiences of Belgium
We have asked some of our consultants who did the big move to work in Belgium to share their thoughts on the country and their feelings. This may help you consider the step.
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Our experience of Belgium
We have asked some of our consultants who did the big move to work in Belgium to share their thoughts on the country and their feelings. Read what they have to say!
Belgium and Belgians are unique, from their mindset to their idea of work-life balance. And all these aspects can be incredibly close to anyone’s point of view, as anyone can have a say and find his/her place in Belgium.
Don’t be fooled by, e.g., weather or similar preconceptions: we still have more sunny days than Sicily (as a Sicilian myself, I know ?), and there’s something to do, watch, enjoy in every season, for every age.
It’s a country worth trying, with lots of perks that overshadow the normal, common flaws you may find everywhere.
I was excited about moving to Belgium – a new place to discover and a new culture to integrate into. I searched very early for a place to stay – which was a good choice because the housing market here is very hot. I found this little nice village in Wallonia, 20km from Liege – calm, clean and quiet but very well connected to Liege through highway, train, and busses. The people were saluting each other on the street, there were village festivals a few times during the year and the food from the local farms was great. The administrative formalities were straightforward, and I found it easy to set up all the necessary contracts (electricity, internet, etc). At work people were very friendly but hardworking at the same time – both in B.E.S. and at the client. All my colleagues were ready to help me when I had questions, and they were also ready to share a glass to get to know each other better. Belgians are warm and welcoming people who know how to work hard and how to party. Now I live in a small town in the Flemish countryside. There are so many running and bicycle paths around here – it is a great place for anyone who likes fitness. Belgium is a great country to live in from other points of view too: - great transport network - affordable healthcare - so many investment opportunities through banks and other platforms - great living standard - And all of this is just a glimpse. I hope to see you soon as a new colleague in B.E.S.!