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Welcome to the InterNations Community in Antwerp!

Goededag, salut, and welcome to our community of expats in Antwerp — home of Van Dyck, Rubens and the center of Europe's diamond trade. InterNations gives you access to a wealth of essential information specifically created to support expats. All the insider tips you'll need are included in our comprehensive guides; you'll find answers to questions such as "when should I apply for a work visa?" and "what education options are available?". Take any concerns to our busy social forum where friendly fellow expats are always happy to share their experiences on everything from tricky paperwork to the best language lessons. Relocation can be daunting, but with InterNations you have the reassurance that you are part of our friendly, knowledgeable community.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Riyadh or Dubai.

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Join Our Exciting Events in Antwerp

Attend our monthly events and activities for Antwerp expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Apr 26, 2024, 7:00 PM
46 attendees
We invite you for another beautiful evening at the Hilton Hotel to celebrate and socialize after a full work week. Always an excellent opportunity to catch up on events. We will offer you the usual
What to do on a Wednesday when Thursday is a holiday!?! InterNations of course!! So be sure to join us at the uber-cool cocktail bar, BARZAR to make for a memorable Wednesday day evening party! All
May 31, 2024, 7:00 PM
8 attendees
Join us for another fun and relaxing Friday evening at our beloved Lidner Hotel. No better way to celebrate than a relaxing get-together enjoying some music from their resident DJ and some free snack
Jun 14, 2024, 7:30 PM
3 attendees
Your Antwerp Ambassadors are happy to celebrate another beautiful evening at the Hilton Hotel. Because it is an official event, feel welcome to bring as many friends, colleagues, and family as possi

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Diamonds and Shopping in Antwerp

Main industries in Antwerp include the service sector and the international trading at the port, one of the biggest in Europe. The industrial sector is growing rapidly, which in turn has attracted commercial agencies, banking companies, transportation and international trading firms among others. The diamond trade that has made Antwerp so famous for the last 500 years is thriving, and the city's artistic past now translates into clothing design, meaning that fashion and retail are also strong areas. With many people in Antwerp speaking English (although the official language is Dutch) expats hoping to work in Antwerp have every chance of success. Once known as the "triumphant shopping city", the large malls of Antwerp mean that shoppers will be right at home. For modern comfort, the Wijnegem Shopping Center is the city's largest mall, but to enjoy more historical surroundings, head to the main shopping area, the Meir. Of course, most expats will be drawn to the diamond district or "Square Mile", where around 1,800 traders and jewelers make the city sparkle alongside designer boutiques and romantic cobblestone streets.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Amsterdam or Khobar (Eastern Prov.), InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Our Events in Antwerp Are One of the Best Ways to Meet Other Expats

Relocation is a mixture of finding out about the city and building a new group of friends. With InterNations Events and get-togethers our expats can network, socialize and have fun together in a safe environment to start building friendships in a new city. Explore our InterNations Groups to find like-minded expats who share your interests in arts and culture, cycling, nightlife, movies, fitness and more. InterNations is more than just a website of essential information, it's the start to a fulfilling new life in Antwerp.

  • Fernando Achutegui

    With the help of InterNations members we've found a good real estate agent. Now we live in a very nice house on the outskirts of Antwerp.

  • Nellie Collins

    I've been looking for other Americans women in Antwerp. InterNations unites them all - some have become very close friends by now.

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