Live and Work in Belgium
Information & guidance about seasonal jobs in Belgium
If you go to live and work in Belgium, you are guaranteed not to get bored. On the one hand, the country’s cuisine has a lot to offer. That’s why the end of the day is perfect for tasting the various Belgian specialties, such as Belgian chocolate, Belgian waffles or the famous French fries. You can also toast with one of the 1,500 different types of beer – it’s not for nothing that Belgium is number 1 when it comes to beer.
Seasonal jobs in Belgium
Benefits of living and working in Belgium
On the other hand, in the lively cities you have the opportunity to admire the country’s art, history and architecture. Just outside the big cities you will find long sandy beaches where sports enthusiasts can also get their money’s worth. Because Belgium’s landscape is ideal for unique hikes, bike rides or even canoe tours while exploring the coast and mysterious caves.
So you see: there is a lot to discover and experience in Belgium.
Fortunately, there are also many ways to find a job. This is how you fulfill your dream of going abroad without being too far from home. In addition, you are guaranteed to quickly feel comfortable in your new job, because the Belgians are known for their warm and open-hearted nature, among other things. They also possess an indefatigable entrepreneurial spirit. Another perk of working in Belgium: you have the chance of a 13th month “bonus” which many employers offer at the end of the month.
Accommodation in Belgium
If you decide to live and work in Belgium, you will of course also have to take care of accommodation. However, it can often be helpful to first rent an Airbnb in order to explore the area a little and to be able to choose the residential area where you would like to live permanently.
It is also advisable to take a look at the following websites:
- zimmo.be or
Although Belgium has a high standard of living, the cost of living is not as high as in other countries. Nevertheless, you should calculate around 500-700 euros for the rent. Once you sign a lease, you have four months to register it at the local Treasury Office (otherwise you will be fined!).
If you visit Belgium or even live and work there, you should definitely pay a visit to Brussels, the capital of the EU. Right in the center of the city is the beautiful Grande-Plaze, where you can stroll or visit one of the countless museums. The city is also known for its delicious chocolate and beer.
Bruges is also very interesting because it is the best preserved medieval city in Europe. Art lovers in particular will get their money’s worth there, since the most important art collections in Belgium can be admired in Bruges.
The more adventurous, on the other hand, can let off steam in the south-east of the country, in the Ardennes. These are characterized by deep river valleys, long mountain ridges and large forests. Here you can also find ancient citadels between rural villages.
What else you should know
Have we convinced you? If you have chosen Belgium for your next adventure, then upon arrival you will need to register with your new municipality and apply for an identity card for foreigners.