The centre of the European Union appeals to many expats despite its small size. Most immigrants are not aware that Belgium is trilingual Flemish, French and German are spoken in different parts of the country. You can expect to have a very vibrant social life and make friends with people from all over the world. The countryside is beautiful, and Belgium as a whole is great for families with young children.
Shipping your household goods to Belgium should be easy. If you can't decide which shipping container to use, just remember that a 20-foot container will hold the contents of a 3-bedroom house, while a 40-foot container will hold the contents of a 4- or 5-bedroom house. It will also be perfect for the contents of a 3-bed house plus a car.
In general a car will fit into a 20ft container. You will also need to consider quarantine and tax charges usually levied on importing vehicles.
Max Dimensions 5.75m x 2.2m x 2.2m (l x w x h)
Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500
Psychotropic drugs and narcotics are prohibited.
Traditional Chinese medicine is subject to restrictions.
Animal products originating from outside an EU member state are prohibited.
Plant and animal parts and products that are listed in CITES
Plants and vegetable products must carry a phytosanitary certificate.
Weapons and ammunitions will need a special licence to be allowed entry.