Life in Belgium
Belgium is a small country with about 12 million inhabitants. It consists of three zones being Flanders, Wallonie and Brussels capital. We find ourselves ‘in the heart of Europe’. Also due to it being the home to the EU institutions, a variety of cultures and nationalities are brought together. Brussels has an international feel and is also a tourist destination that welcomes people from all over the world.
The City of Brussels is intertwined with gorgeous architecture and nature.
The International Montessori School is located in different locations. Two of the campuses, ‘Rotselearlaan’ and ‘Savoorke’ are situated in Tervuren which is a small town found South-East of Brussels. It is a quiet, safe and family friendly environment enriched with large parks and culture.
The other two locations are situated in the Woluwe valley. ‘Hof Kleinenberg’ is in Sint Stevens Woluwe and ‘Hof ten Berg’ in Woluwe Saint Lambert. Both locations are situated in residential areas linked together with the nature and parks surrounding the Woluwe stream. Even though very close to the city centre, it has a green and country feel to it.
Belgium has a long history and many landmarks and historic buildings tell a story. It is tri-lingual Dutch, French and German. One hears all these languages and many people are multilingual. Added to this is English as the Expat community is substantial. This richness in languages gives our students the opportunity to not only learn English and French at school be also exposed to Dutch, German and other languages that are spoken in their neighbourhood, at sports or in the shops.
New arrivals and residents alike might like to delve into culture, history and nature. The following is a small selection out of many possibilities:
- Historical Centre of Brugge:
Visit mini-Venice of the North
- Beautiful University cities:
- Open air museum, Bokrijk: See the past come alive
- National parks:
- La Haut Fange – langlaufen on the slopes
- Where Napoleon found his Waterloo in 1815
- Abbey Villers-La-Ville
- Technopolis in Mechelen
- Fondation Folon – La Hulpe;
Your Children would Love also:
- Le Botanique
- The Atomium:
- Tram Museum:
- Fine Arts museum:
- Royal Museum Central Africa:
- Museum of Fashion and Lace:
- Museum of Musical Instruments:
- The Children’s Museum:
- The Belgian Centre for Comic Strip Art:
- More than 100 museums in Brussels:
Further information, especially written for Expats, can be found:
We wish you happy exploring!
This chapter of the website gives general information with the wish that soon we can visit sites again. During the Covid-19 Pandamic period we advise to pre-check accessibility and related regulations.