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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top International Schools And Private Schools in Belgium

For anyone planning a move to or within Belgium in western Europe, we have collated information below about different places to live, International schools and private schools (including High schools), property and relocation agents and other information we think useful for relocating to Belgium and the surround area.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Belgium’s famous towns and cities ainclude Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent..

Belgium has a great choice of high quality private international schools and high schools, beautiful nearby countryside, lots of activities and excellent housingwith a fantastic range of different property to call home, from Belgium mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Bruges canals, Antwerp fashion, decadent chocolate, mussels and chips, belfries and castles, crazy carnivals, Tintin and Trappist beers, Belgium is one of the most happening countries in Europe" Lonely Planet

Belgium is nestled away in north west Europe, with neighbouring countries including France to the west, Luxembourg to the south east, Germany to the east and The Netherlands to the north east..

Belgium has three official languages! People speak a variety of French, German or Dutch (which is known as Flemish in Belgium). However English is also widely spoken so you won't be too lost if your Flemish isn’t up to scratch quite yet….

For more fun facts about Belgium, scroll down to our Belgium feature page!




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Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in Belgium?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Belgium (or you already live in Belgium but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in Belgium there is a big choice of high quality Belgium schools, with a number of the Belgium highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in Belgium.

The private education sector in and around Belgium features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

Find Private International Schools In Belgium (Or "International Schools And Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for International schools and private schools with a reputation for excellence in Belgium and in the suburbs of Belgium or towns like Towns by using our International Schools Directory and International Schools Finder (powered by isbi's School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the International schools, private schools and colleges and High schools listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>    With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as International school and private school, day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

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Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges In Belgium

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in Belgium providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:




Where To Live In Belgium

The most popular suburbs in Belgium and the surrounding area include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Antwerp

Antwerp (506,900), Berchem (42,900), Berendrecht-Zandvliet-Lillo (9,900), Borgerhout (45,900), Deurne (78,800), Ekeren (23,000), Hoboken (34,400), Merksem (44,500)

>  Brabant

Leuven (93,000), Vilvoorde (46,000), Halle (31,000), Asrschot (30,000)

>  West Flanders

Bruges (118,500), Ypres (34,000), Harelbeke (28,400), Diksmuide (15,500)

>  East Flanders

Aalst (77,500), Lokeren (41,400), Geraardsbergen (30,800)

>  Hainaut

Charleroi (200,100), Tournai (67,700), Mons (91,200), Chimay (9,700)

>  Liége

Anywaille (12,400), Jalhay (8,500), Waimes (7,400), Malmédy (12,900)

>  Limburg

Tongeren (29,800), Genk (68,700), Hasselt (69,200),

>  Luxembourg

Durbuy (10,200), Saint-Hubert (5,500), La Roche-en-Ardenne (4,300)

>  Namur

Hastière (6,000), Viroinval (5,700), Dinant (13,300)




Belgium is a very popular place to live and many people move to Belgium each year, or to near Belgium and the surrounding area, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to Belgium are seeking a more urban lifestyle, deciding to relocate to the Belgium for work and to enjoy the great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music available to families living in Belgium and the surrounding area.

Ten Things To Know About Belgium

> FACT 1: One word that springs to mind when talking about Belgian is chocolate. Belgium is famous for its cacao production and produces 750,000 tons of it every year!

> FACT 2: Belgium is home to some of the best music festivals in the world! Some of the most popular include Tommorrowland, Rock Werchter and CORE. There are festivals running all throughout the year so definitely one for every music taste.

> FACT 3: Belgians are massive football fans. Their team the Red Devils have helped to unite the country over the yearslook out for devil horn symbols throughout the city and make sure to cheer them on whenever there is a game!

> FACT 4: French fries are actually from Belgium! Despite the deceiving name… they were invented in Belgium and are ‘frieten’ in Flemish.

> FACT 5: The national symbol of Belgium is the Manneken Pis… which is actually a small boy urinating! There is even a statue of it in central Brussels!

> FACT 6: There are over 1000 different types of beers brewed in Belgium! Look out for the Trappist beers, which can only be called so if they have been brewed in a monastery!

> FACT 7: Belgium is home to many world-famous painters including Jan van Eyck, Pieter Bruegel, and René Magritte.

> FACT 8: The Saxophone was invited in Belgium! In 1846, Adolphe Sax, a Belgian instrument maker, created the instrument.

> FACT 9: Belgium is also a hub for fashion, with famous designers such as Dries Van Noten and Ann Demeulemeester, being renowned for their avant-garde designs.

> FACT 10: Belgium is the world's second-largest exporter of diamonds, after India, and is home to one of the world's largest diamond cutting industries.

Where To Live In Belgium

Belgium and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, villa, mansion or Belgium estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Belgium living to rural, Belgium or coastal lifestyles, Belgium and the surrounding area is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods, friendly residential communities and countryside.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Brussels Belgium, Bruges Belgium, Antwerp Belgium, Ghent Belgium, Liege Belgium, Leuven Belgium, Rixensart Belgium, Tervuren Belgium, Dinant Belgium, Spa Belgium, De Haan Belgium, Crupet Belgium, Veurne Belgium

Commuting around Belgium By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Belgium is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> Brussels to Antwerp: Brussels is about 55 km by road from Antwerp via the E19 and driving to the centre of Brussels from Antwerp normally takes under 1 hour. There is a very regular train service to Brussels from Antwerp, with trains taking from 45 minutes.

> Brussels to Leuven: Leuven is about 30 km by road from Brussels via the E40 and driving to the centre of Leuven from Brussels normally takes under 35 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Leuven from Brussels, with trains taking around 20 minutes.

> Antwerp To Liège: Liège is about 130 km by road from Antwerp via the E313 and driving to the centre of Liège from Antwerp normally takes under 1 hour 30 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Liège from Antwerp, with trains taking from 1 hour 20 minutes.



Nearest Airports To Belgium

Major, well-connected airports in Belgium include Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport, Ostend-Bruges International Airport, Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liege Airport.




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