Elections in Belgium can seem pretty complicated, especially for expats who might struggle with the language barrier. In this post, we’ll give you a taste of how the Belgian political system works, and show you how/if you can vote.
Every 6 years there are municipal and provincial (i.e. East Flanders) elections
Although English and French are widely spoken in Ghent, Dutch is the main language used in this city and the region of Flanders. 69
Ghent is small enough to walk around. It only takes about 20 minutes to walk through the historic city centre. 309
With Ghent's Circulation Plan coming into effect in 2017, the city centre has been transformed into a low-traffic zone. But if public transport isn't an option and you need a car, then you'll also need somewhere to park it. Read on for an overview of the key things to know about parking
Before you've even arrived, your top concern will probably be where you are going to live. If you don’t have a lot of time to find an apartment to rent yourself, or you just need some help, you may want to use the services of a relocation company, for example
It must have been the cheese platter that was causing the terrible pain in my sister’s stomach. At least, that’s what we thought. She was attending a conference in Cologne, so we met up with her and her husband for the weekend, but she couldn’t get out of bed the
Find out how to get to the airports in Belgium by car, bus and train and get some money-saving tips. We’ve also created a text snippet that you can send family and friends who you can’t greet at the airport, with instructions on how to get to Ghent from Brussel
As mentioned in our previous post, About Basic Education (Basisonderwijs) in Gent, new residents in Belgium must enroll their school-aged children in school within sixty days of completing their national registration. This article describes how to find and enroll in Pre-Primary and Primary schools in Gent.
Factors Expat Families Consider when
Latest update: February 2019
When you decide you want to settle down in Ghent, you will probably start looking for a property to buy. With the housing prices in Ghent city growing steadily over the past few years, chances are you have to choose between two options: downsizing from your original
This post answers questions such as "How do I open a bank account?" "What bank should I choose?" and "Where are the ATMs in the centre of Ghent?". We've focused on current accounts for individuals. 1529