Welcome, expats!



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Being a newcomer in the city is always an adventure full of discoveries. Don’t worry, we will help you get all the information you need!

Brussels will offer you a multidimensional experience as you meet new people from all over the world (183 nationalities in just one city). You will feel at home in no time! 

Want to take part in different activities, enjoy the diversity of cultural and social events, create your own agenda and network? Keep scrolling!

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Your gateway to cultural events!

Brussels is always serving up new surprises. Are you looking for fun festivals or exciting exhibitions? Guided tours, concerts or the latest movies? There's always something on in Brussels – discover things to see and do here.

Moreover, every day, you can treat yourself to a last-minute cultural outing with more than 200 tickets available at half price! 

Get your free Villo subscription!

Travelling around by bike is the perfect way to explore the city!

As a newcomer, you can get your free Villo-subscription for a whole year, by filling in the form.

Discover Brussels by night with your free Volume Nightlife Pass

Brussels has an almost overwhelming offering of night-time entertainment. So if you really want to get to know our capital, you should also experience it by night! 

Thanks to visit.brussels, you get unlimited access to the best clubs in town for 48 hours + free entries to the Atomium & the Design Museum.

Just hit the button and fill in the form to get your Volume Pass!



More tips for culture lovers

Brussels Card

Free admission to 49 museums. Discounts to the best attractions, guided tours, shops, restaurants & bars in Brussels. Free app & maps. Transport & Atomium options. All in one card.

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Art Nouveau Pass

Eager to find the exact locations of the rare gems of Art Nouveau architecture? The Art Nouveau Pass allows you to visit 3 Art Nouveau sites of your choice in Brussels over a period of 6 months.

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Volume Pass

Party like a pro with your Volume pass: get unlimited access to the best clubs in town for 48 hours + free entries to the Atomium & the Design Museum.

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Go to the cinema as often as you like with your Cineville membership.

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An ambitious joint dance program made by 3 famous institutions.

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1 pass, more than 200 museums! The largest museum pass in the country gives you access to all participating Belgian museums for a whole year.

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Get to know the city and its neighbourhoods

Want to get around Brussels, discover the vibrant neighbourhoods, find our tourism agencies?



Aerial view Atomium. (National Geographic)

Need some professional advice?

visit.brussels is your partner in crime for everything related to cultural matters, but that is not all.
We also have a great team and tools to help you with the following needs:

Plan your event

We can help you find a venue, accommodation and additional services.

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Find a venue

Enter your criteria and find the ideal venue for your event.

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Discover the events for international associations

Find all the info you need in our resources guide.

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Develop your own business

Entrepreneurship is a motor for positive change. Learn more about it!

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Other useful tips

Language mix

Being Europe’s most cosmopolitan city, Brussels offers the possibility to practice languages through courses, cultural representations or simply through talks with people from all over the world.  

  • Brussels Meet ups

  • Language courses in Brussels (NL / FR)



Every city has its own rules for waste disposal. It is also the case in Brussels. Take a close look and stand up to the challenge of keeping the city clean and participate in re-use and recycling.  




More practical questions?

The Expat Welcome Desk is here for you!

With more than 25 years of experience, the Expat Welcome Desk (EWD) offers a personalised administrative assistance service to all those who come to work in Brussels in or around the European and international institutions. 
From 1991 within the framework of the Brussels-Europe Liaison Office, since January 2015 fully integrated in the Commissioner’s Office, the Expat Welcome Desk, has achieved a respected notoriety within the international community, its services being much appreciated by its international users. Hit the button to receive more info through their website.