Living in Copenhagen

Living in Copenhagen

Living in Copenhagen

Imagine living in a city where the traffic problems centre around too many bicycles! Copenhagen is a perennially popular city with expats because of its green credentials, its reputation for being the one of the happiest cities to live in, and its multiculturalism. It’s also notched up a reputation for having low crime rates and therefore being the 5th safest city in the world.

Schepens has been moving families to Copenhagen for over a century now, and we love spending time in this beautiful city. We don’t live there permanently, though. So we asked some of our former clients, who now reside permanently in Copenhagen, what it’s like to live there. Here are some of their responses:

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Living in Gothenburg

Living in Gothenburg

Living in Gothenburg

Gothenburg, on Sweden’s west coast, is home to the country’s busiest industrial harbour. And if you’d visited the city a couple of decades ago, that would have been the headline. Over the past 20 years though, Gothenburg has transformed itself from an industry base to a 21st century city that’s a great place to settle in.

As of 2019 there were 210,000 expats living and working in Gothenburg. As Sweden’s second-biggest city there’s plenty of companies with making the city their base, with Volvo being the best known. But are the economic opportunities the only reason to settle there? We asked some of our clients, now with homes in the city, what it’s like living in Gothenburg, day-to-day.

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Moving to Leuven

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Moving to Leuven

Moving to Leuven

This may the oldest university town in Flanders but its 25,000 strong student population ensures it’s firmly established in the 21st century. Leuven manages the blend of archaic and contemporary particularly well. The picturesque centre is a great place to hang out, and there’s a lively cultural calendar (including a beer festival of course). Leuven is compact, but if you hunger for the big city experience, Brussels is just 24km up the road.

The Schepens family comes from Belgium originally; we moved to England in the early 20th century. We’re now in our fourth generation as a family-run removals company, and over the past 100 years we’ve moved numerous families to this beautiful part of the world. We asked some of our former clients who’ve settled there, what it’s like living in Leuven. Here’s what they told us:

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Living in Leipzig

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Living in Leipzig

Living in Leipzig

“My Leipzig will I praise! A little Paris, one that cultivates its people.” So said the distinguished German writer J.W.Goethe who lived and studied in the city as a young man. The 21st century Leipzig is a dynamic, cosmopolitan east German city which has retained its love of learning and culture. For over 800 years it has claimed the title of ‘City of Music. Today its classical traditions reaching back to the 15th century, vie with a contemporary and Gothic music scene.

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Living in Oslo

Living in Oslo

Living in Oslo

Yes, it’s expensive, cold and dark during the winter months, and it can take a while to break through the Norwegian reserve but the advantages offered by life in Oslo far outweigh the disadvantages. This is a city where the glorious natural landscape meets cutting edge architecture, and sustainable living.  It’s been voted the happiest place on earth, and it’s 11th on the list of ‘coolest places to visit’. So what is it that’s so special about this Scandinavian city?

Schepens has been providing removals to Oslo for over a century now. In that time we’ve seen many of our clients turn short-term working visits into a long-term commitment to this beautiful city. So we asked some of them what it’s like living in Oslo. Here are some of their responses.

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Living in Ghent

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Living in Ghent

Living in Ghent

For decades Ghent was overshadowed by Bruges and Brussels. But the 21st century has seen the city emerge to take its place as one of Belgium’s most exciting places to live. The reason for its pheonix-like resurgence has been the creative way in which it’s re-imagined itself from the edges rather than the centre. Bars, clubs and independent shops now jostle with the city’s more traditional elements to make this a young and diverse location to live in.

Schepens has been providing European removals to Belgium for over a century now, and it’s been fascinating to see Ghent emerge as a creative and cultural force to be reckoned with. We asked some of our clients who now live there, to tell us about their experience of the city.

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Working in Hamburg

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Working in Hamburg

Working in Hamburg

If you’re thinking of moving to Germany to find work, Hamburg is one of the cities you’ll probably be considering. It’s home to a large community of expats from every corner of the globe, the majority of whom have moved there for work. Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city, and one of Europe’s most influential economic hubs.

Schepens makes the journey to northern Germany regularly, so we’re one of the leading providers of removals to Hamburg. Many of our clients move to this beautiful city to work in one of the world class research centres, as consultants to German businesses, or for one of the many International Schools. Others move with a partner and need to find appropriate work once they arrive.

We asked them what advice they would offer to expats looking to work in Hamburg. Here’s some of their responses:

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Life in Tromsø

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Life in Tromso

What’s Life in Tromsø Like?

Tromsø is the second most populated city north of the Arctic Circle in Norway. It’s a small island, no bigger than Manhattan, and it’s surrounded by snow-capped mountains all throughout the year. Tromsø isn’t a ‘showy’ city, it’s only got three main streets, one small shopping mall, and the world’s oldest cinema still in use.

Tromsø is home to the world’s most northern university, the Arctic University of Norway. Many of the clients we’ve moved to this region have taken up academic posts there. We asked them how they’ve found living in the Arctic north.

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Moving to Copenhagen From UK

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removals to Copenhagen

Copenhagen is one of the safest cities in the worlds, according to the Safe Cities Index, and it’s one of the greenest. Bikes now outnumber cars in the city centre, making it a hub for personal health, too. Oh, and it’s the capital of the world’s happiest country. Denmark has topped the World Happiness Index a number of times now, and is currently sitting in the number two spot,  just behind its neighbour Finland.

Indexes, reports and awards are all well and good, but what’s it like for expats who’re moving to Copenhagen from the UK? We thought we’d talk to some of the many clients we’ve helped with removals to Copenhagen. We asked them what it’s like to live in the city, and what advice they can give to expats about to take the plunge!

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Moving to Utrecht

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Moving to Utrecht

Moving to Utrecht

Utrecht, located on the banks of the River Rhine, has been the beating heart of religious life in the Netherlands since the 8th century. Now it’s a resolutely modern city, and a diverse university town, which wears its history proudly. The centre of Utrecht – originally a medieval fortified city – is surrounded by water in the form of canals. This area, dominated by the Dom tower provides endless possibilities for wandering, contemplating the world with a cup of coffee, or exploring the historical roots of this quintessentially Dutch city.

So what’s it like to live in Utrecht? We asked some clients we’ve helped move to the city. Here’s what they have to say:


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