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Rental agreements: costs

Rent is agreed between the landlord and tenant at the start of a contract, and can only be changed under certain circumstances. This post explains more, plus gives some info on what the landlord can charge you for, and what happens if tenants don’t pay up. 3476

Getting to know Ghent

So you've decided to move to Ghent and you're wondering what life will be like? Our list of 10 useful things to know about Ghent, Flanders and Belgium will help you fit in from day 1. 31

Eating out in Ghent

If you're new to Ghent then you'll want to get stuck into some of the delicious local cuisine with a night out in a typical Belgian restaurant. Getting your lips around some of the words on the menu might be easier said than done. And - like anywhere in the

Restaurants to Impress

© Keizershof, Tom Verbruggen

We’ve all been there - friends and family are coming to visit (...again) and you need to find somewhere impressive (but traditional) to take them for dinner. Somewhere that will say all of this on a plate: I know how to avoid Ghent's tourist traps, I know what the most typical dishes

Employment basics

You got the job - congratulations! Now you’re being sent 20 pages of Dutch legalese and you just want to know how much you’ll be paid and when you can go on holiday. The Belgian employment system can be pretty complicated, and there are considerable differences compared to other EU

Registration General FAQs

Where do I start? We recommend that wherever you’re coming from and whatever you plan to do while you’re in Ghent, you always start by describing your situation to the Infopunt Migratie. You can email them at infopuntmigratie@stad.gent. They will recommend where you should make an appointment and which documents you need

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