Belgium is known for fries, chocolate and beer, beautiful cities and being the home of the European Parliament. A career in politics brings many people to Brussels, but that’s not all the country has to offer.
Belgium is very affordable compared to its neighbouring countries, but still one of the richest nations in the world. Housing is cheaper and the general cost of living not nearly as expensive as France and the Netherlands.
Belgian food is known in Europe as delicious and of outstanding quality and Belgians love taking their time for a good meal. They also speak their own language. Because large part of the country speaks Flemish and the other part French, most Belgians speak both of these languages as well as English. Business cards are often printed in Dutch on one side, and French on the other.
Belgians are often hard working, result-oriented people, who can be quite reserved at first. They value politeness but also find personal relationships very important and it is common to get to know someone a bit before starting to do business.