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 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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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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Removals to Estepona

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Removals to Estepona

Removals to Estepona

The Costa Del Sol has long been one of the most popular Spanish destinations for British expats. Malaga province is currently home to 47,000 of UK citizens registered in Spain, and numbers are rising for the first time since 2013. Estepona is a coastal town, an hour’s drive south from Malaga. Until now it’s attracted relatively little attention from expats, but our clients are gradually discovering its considerable charms.

Estepona is one of those places that offers the very best of traditional Spanish culture, and a tourism industry that supports, rather than overwhelms it. The town is full of Spanish shops and businesses, which is always a good sign. It’s also home to the Playa Rada, a beautiful beach which remains quieter than the better known locations further up the coast.

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Living in Sweden Pros and Cons

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Living in Sweden Pros and Cons

Living in Sweden Pros and Cons

Schepens has been moving clients between Sweden, the UK and locations across Europe, for over 100 years now. It’s a stunning country, and one of the UK’s nearest neighbours. Despite its proximity, however, Swedish culture is very different from that of the UK. To test out just how different, we asked a number of our clients who’d lived in Sweden to share their ‘pros and cons’. Here’s our list of the most popular responses in each category.

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Moving From UK to Sweden

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Moving From UK to Sweden

Moving From the UK to Sweden? Give Schepens a Call

Supporting professionals, students and families moving to Sweden keeps us busy all year round. The country’s world class universities attract growing numbers of undergraduates and researchers each year. The healthy economy attracts growing numbers of entrepreneurs, start-ups and employees. And the extraordinary landscape, and outdoor lifestyle consistently attracts families seeking a new start, with a better work/life balance.

We always love to hear from our movers once they’ve settled in. Their perspective helps us to prepare new movers – particularly in terms of the cultural differences they can expect in Sweden. What we hear most often is that the Swedes seek balance and moderation in everything. This finds its way into public spaces, where there are clear – largely unspoken – rules about how to behave.

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Moving from France to UK

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Moving From France to UK

Schepens Can Help if You’re Moving from France to UK

As one of our closest European neighbours, France is also one of our most frequently visited removals destinations. We have moved families from the UK to virtually every corner of this beautiful country and we always enjoy the opportunity to visit. Equally important though, are the families moving from France to the UK.

Whether you’re moving back to Britain after working abroad, or you’re moving to the UK from France to study, or for work, Schepens is uniquely placed to help with your removals. We’ve been providing stress-free European removals between the two countries for over a century now. We have local removals teams available to support your move, and our professional packers can help with your preparations for shipping.

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Moving from Sweden to UK

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Moving from Sweden to UK

Moving from Sweden to UK? Schepens Can Help.

Swedes are one of the globe’s best-travelled people. Around 660,000 (approximately 7%) of Swedish natives live permanently abroad and currently, about 90,000 of Swedish expats live in there UK. 

For over a century now, Schepens has been facilitating removals between Sweden and the UK. We’ve travelled to virtually every corner of this beautiful country and we’ve grown to love both the people and the extraordinary landscapes and culture. Primarily, we’re based South of England, but our frequent journeys between Sweden and Britain have led to us establishing a depot in Jönköping. Because we ship so regularly between Sweden and the UK we are able to offer flexible scheduling. and cost effective options on your shipping.

 

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How to Move to Sweden

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How to Move to Sweden

How to Move to Sweden

The idea of moving to Sweden is a dream for many Brits. It boasts stunning landscapes; complimented with a simple, efficient lifestyle with an accent on well-being. The working culture across the country favours a balance of hard work and generous down time. Which is why you’ll find plenty of cultural distractions in the form of art galleries, theatres, and music venues across the country. The capital city, Stockholm, is the largest Nordic city, home to the Swedish parliament and a great place to live and work. If you’re thinking about moving to Sweden; the Schepens removals team, can help you thoroughly prepare.

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Move to Stockholm

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Move to Stockholm

Planning a Move to Stockholm?

What’s not to love about a city that is made up of one third water, one third green space and one third beautifully designed architecture? Stockholm is unique in being home to 25% of the Swedish population, dispersed across 14 islands where the freshwater Lake Mälaren flows into the sea. Environmental sustainability is a high priority for the city which aims to abolish the use of fossil fuels by 2050.

The Swedish Migration Agency has reported a two-fold increase in applications for Swedish citizenship since the Brexit referendum in 2016. There are plenty of reasons to see why you might choose to move to Stockholm; there is a healthy jobs market, the education system is ranked globally, and healthcare is excellent and low cost. Even the winter in Stockholm is less extreme than in much of the rest of Scandanavia!

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