Belgium Removals | International Moves to Belgium
Schepens Provides International Removals to Belgium
Tell a Belgian you’re moving to Belgium and they’re likely to ask ‘which one?’. Belgium comes in three distinct varieties: Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels. These three regions are pretty much autonomous in that they speak different languages, and favour different gastronomic experiences. Whichever of the three regions you choose, however, this richly diverse country is a popular expat destination due to its proximity to the UK, its international culture, and its reputation for offering a great quality of life to its citizens.
Given the very clear distinctions between the 3 regions in Belgium, here’s a closer look at each of them:
Situated in the north of Belgium, Flanders borders with the North Sea and boasts 65km of beautiful beaches. The cities of Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent and Leuven are all located in in this region, and 60% of the Belgian population live here. Dutch – or Flemish – is the predominant language but you’ll also hear French, German and English. Local gastronomic delicacies include fries with mussels and mayonnaise, waffles and beef stew cooked in beer.
The land-locked region of Wallonia is probably less well known to UK visitors. The predominant language spoken is French, and the culture is fiercely distinct from the Flemish north. Ardennes provides visitors with some of the most beautiful walking and cycling country in Europe, and the medieval town of Durbuy, replete with castle, could have come straight out of a fairytale. And the food? It’s famed for being ‘French in quality, and German in quantity’!
As the headquarters of the EU institutions, Brussels is the international city par excellence. It’s home to around 180 nationalities, and over 100 languages used across the city. Expats say that living here is culturally complex, but the spirit is one of inclusivity. Brussels embraces the European ideal of learning to live together with mutual respect and tolerance. French and Flemish are the official languages of the city, and as for the food – mussels, meatballs, beer and frites!
UK to Belgium Removals
The Schepens family moved from Belgium to the UK early in the 20th century. Over the past 100 years we’ve helped hundreds of families with their UK to Belgium removals. In the 21st century we find ourselves shipping to Belgium more than ever before. Whether we’re relocating businesses, moving young professionals to Brussels, or helping families to start a new life, we’re known for providing second-to-none Belgian removals.
Bespoke International Removals to Belgium
Just as every country is complex, so every move is unique. We’ve never yet experienced a ‘standard move’ which is why we don’t offer ‘standard removals’. Instead we appoint a dedicated Move Co-ordinator to each client, whose first job is to find out what the requirements are. Our free no obligation quotes are detailed, and are individually tailored.
Schepens offers a range of services, including:
- Packing. Our BAR trained professional removals teams can pack up your home for you, label your boxes, and create a detailed inventory for shipping.
- Insurance. We insure your goods during transportation. Should you require additional insurance, such as Accidental Damage, or Extended Liability, we can arrange cover.
- Non-Standard Goods. If you’re wanting to move antique furniture, large musical instruments, or works of art, we can arrange bespoke packaging, handling and shipping.
- Self Storage. Should you need to store furniture, or goods in the UK, Schepens has local storage facilities. We offer a door-to-door service and a secure, climate-controlled environment.
- Transport. Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which maintain a constant temperature and humidity, run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.
Belgium to UK Removals
As frequent visitors to Belgium, we are ideally placed to be able to offer Belgium to UK removals. We can offer flexible shipping and cost effective part, or dedicated, load options. Schepens offers the same, highly professional, removals services to our Belgian clients wishing to move to the UK, or to expats returning home after working abroad.
“We wanted to say that it has been a pleasure dealing with Schepens from start to finish! Everyone has been so helpful, and certainly made the move less stressful.”
We have helped many families with international removals to Belgium across a wide variety of cities, including — Antwerp, Ghent, Charleloi, Liege, Brussels, Bruges, Schaerbeek, Namur, Anderlecht and Leuven.