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Time to sign upA new year has begun. It's not only time to think about new year's resolutions, but also about the plans for Expat Club. Our international community is growing very fast.

Edgar Hütte, 8 January 2017

Our coachesExpat Club doesn't operate its own coaches for obvious reasons. Just like airplanes need to fly, coaches need to be on the road as much as possible to justify their high purchase and maintenance costs.

Edgar Hütte, 28 December 2016

Expat Club Christmas TripsIn 2016 we organises for the 4th year trips to some of the best Christmas markets that we can reach in a day. We started in 2013 with fantastic trips to Düsseldorf and Paris. In 2014 we added Cologne and Lille.

Edgar Hütte, 13 November 2016

8 tips to find a house in BrusselsNumber one worry for most inbound expats, even before packing their suitcases, concerns finding a proper house or apartment in Brussels.

Edgar Hütte, 4 November 2016

Cycling in Brussels: Great RoutesDiscovering Brussels by bike can be done in several ways.

Edgar Hütte, 28 October 2016

NEWS: Opening Shopping ComplexBrussels has a new shopping center! The name of this brand-new complex is Docks Bruxsel.

Edgar Hütte, 24 October 2016

Cycling in BrusselsThe opinions about the Brussels’ level of bicycle-friendliness vary a lot.

Edgar Hütte, 21 October 2016

How to deal with rain?To answer a question with another question, isn't this article's topic just an absurd question? From a certain perspective it is, because there is obviously nothing we can do about the rain.

Edgar Hütte, 18 October 2016

Join our teamExpat Club's membership base and activities are expanding quickly. Therefore we are looking for enthusiastic new members that would like to strengthen the organisational team behind all our events and trips.

Edgar Hütte, 18 October 2016

City of museumsBrussels may not be the largest European capital, but culturally it has relatively a lot to offer.

Edgar Hütte, 17 October 2016

We know BrusselsWhen I first arrived in Brussels in March 2010 to look for a house for me and my wife I explored the city like a first-time tourist in Paris. I must have walked a thousand miles and seen almost everything.

Edgar Hütte, 16 October 2016

NEWS: Too much sirens noiseBrussels is not exactly a calm city when it comes to noise made by the sirens of emergency services (policy, ambulance, fire department and energy companies).

Edgar Hütte, 12 October 2016

Coffee & PoetryJoin the Ex-Pat Buzz! Expat Club events are frequented by many different people. Some of them have great talents, such as our long-time supporter Sarah Strange who is an official tour guide for the City of Brussels.

Edgar Hütte, 11 October 2016

NEWS: Brussels drops 6 spotsWithin half a year after the 22 March attacks Brussels airport has lost over 10% of its passengers compared to last year. As a result it has dropped out of the list of 20th busiest European airports.

Edgar Hütte, 11 October 2016

New Expat Club intern startedExpat Club is happy to welcome Antoine Demaria as our new intern. Coming from Paris, the 21-year old third year student of the European Business School (EBS) will work on digital marketing and social media.

Edgar Hütte, 11 October 2016

Lesson from the weather forecastsCan I be honest with you? I'm totally fed up with the weather forecasts. Belgian weather does justify the question what we have done to deserve this? It's too often grey and rain seems to fall continuously from the sky.

Edgar Hütte, 22 June 2016

Now available: BancontactAs of this week it will be possible to also pay with Mr Cash / Bancontact.

Edgar Hütte, 19 April 2016

5000 Meetup membersOn Easter Sunday our Meetup.com group reached a whopping 5000 members. Expat Club started as Expat Club Brussels on 31 March 2013.

Edgar Hütte, 28 March 2016

Where were you?Where were you during the terrorist attacks on Tuesday 22 March, and what did you do immediately afterwards? Members are invited to first login, but anyone else is welcome to respond.

Edgar Hütte, 24 March 2016

Become an Expat Club memberBecoming a member of Expat Club has many advantages. You will become part of an exclusive local network of international minds and can connect with other members, both online and offline.

Edgar Hütte, 29 February 2016

Four questions about Expat ClubThere are four questions people often ask me during the events and trips.

Edgar Hütte, 15 February 2016

New office at Ave LouiseAs of Friday 12 February Expat Club has moved into a new office in the Louise Centre at Avenue Louise 279, at the intersection with Chaussée de Vleurgat.

Edgar Hütte, 15 February 2016

Save on our daytripsExpat Club delivers great value for money for its events in Brussels and its daytrips to every corner of Belgium and many destinations in surrounding countries.

Edgar Hütte, 28 January 2016

€83,13 for Samu SocialExpat Club members and Expat Club have donated €83,13 to Samu Social Bruxelles.

Edgar Hütte, 26 January 2016

5 Insights about Expat life in BelgiumExpats moving to Belgium have a lot to look forward to, but settling in after a recent move can be challenging.

Edgar Hütte, 26 January 2016

Two weekly coffee morningsGood times happen over coffee! It's a funny picture that we use for our coffee mornings on Monday at JAT' Café.

Edgar Hütte, 22 January 2016

5000 Facebook FansThank you to 5000 people who liked our Fanpage on Facebook. We grew from less than 1000 in October 2014 to well over 5000 fans now.

Edgar Hütte, 8 October 2015

Christmas Trips 2015Expat Club will again visit several wonderful places to celebrate the Christmas season. Our Christmas Markets trips are for everyone, from young to old.

Edgar Hütte, 18 September 2015

The Early Bird Catches the WormExpat Club delivers great value for its trips and events we organise. And to give you the best value for money we encourage you to book early. For virtually all our (paid) events we have an early-bird offer available.

Edgar Hütte, 1 September 2015

4000 Meetup members Expat Club started on Meetup.com and quickly grew to the largest and most active group in Belgium. On Sunday 16 August we welcomed our 4.000th member. A big milestone that we're very proud of.

Edgar Hütte, 17 August 2015


Stunning Switzerland

Stunning Switzerland

The dates for this trip may be from about 1 until 10 August, but possibly it will be from about 14 until 24 August. The Swiss high season lasts until mid August, after that prices are generally lower which makes the trip more affordable. Needless to say “CH” is rather expensive in general, so we are trying…

Rotterdam Harbour Tour

Rotterdam Harbour Tour

Join Expat Club on an extraordinary daytrip to Rotterdam, one of Europe’s economic power houses. For many decades this Dutch city boasted the world’s largest harbour. Now it is the third busiest after Singapore and Shanghai even though it keeps on expanding. Since there is no land available anymore, the Dutch Government decided two times to…

Caves of Han & Dinant

Caves of Han & Dinant

Today we visit two of Belgium’s best destinations. First, the Caves of Han-sur-Lesse in the Ardennes are truly exceptional. It is one of Belgium’s top tourist attractions with well over half a million visitors per year and a 3-star rating by the Michelin guide. This hug complex of caves were carved out as a result…

It’s Friday!

It’s Friday!

Join us for delightful conversation with a beer (or two!) in the taproom of the Brewdog, the fantastic beer bar right next to Central Station.  “Craft beer lovers Bob and Mike put in many days of hard work and eventually uncovered a true gem, hidden in plain sight across the street from Brussels’ Central Station….

Tour de Wallonie

Tour de Wallonie

Lets discover a new part of Belgium. Today we travel for a day with the first official native English speaking tour guide in Brussels to Wallonia. Her name is Sarah and she will lead us along some of the most fascinating places between Brussels, Charleroi and Mons, including the famous boat lifts of Ronquières and Strépy-Thieu….

Coffee Club

Coffee Club

Lets meet for a nice cup of coffee, a tea or hot chocolate. With or without something sweet on the side. It’s time for some serious and not so serious chatting. For newcomers in town, this is an excellent opportunity to meet some people in a relaxed environment. And for those who visited Expat Club…

Maastricht – Confirmed

Maastricht – Confirmed

NOTE THAT THERE IS AN ISSUE WITH THE RSVP NUMBERS. IN REALITY THE NUMBERS ARE HIGHER THAN JUST 5!!! THIS TRIP IS CONFIRMED. SHOPS ARE OPEN THIS SUNDAY! MAASTRICHT HAS A SUPERB CAR-FREE SHOPPING DISTRICT! Situated on the Meuse River close to the Belgian border, Maastricht is by far the oldest city in the Netherlands. It…

Coffee Club

Coffee Club

Lets meet for a nice cup of coffee, a tea or hot chocolate. With or without something sweet on the side. It’s time for some serious and not so serious chatting. For newcomers in town, this is an excellent opportunity to meet some people in a relaxed environment. And for those who visited Expat Club…

English Comedy

English Comedy

Rayguns Look Real Enough (GB) “Spinal Tap meets Morcambe and wise, with the comedy circuit’s most unique double-act. The self proclaimed “World’s Greatest Stadium Rock Band features Ray Gunn and Luke Reel as they reveal what it takes to be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Superstar. Combining character comedy with high energy musical mash-ups, Rayguns Look…

Brussels Ramble

Brussels Ramble

Ramble = a relaxed journey on foot for exercise or pleasure (Merriam Webster) Let’s discover another part of Brussels! Join Expat Club on nice Sunday morning walks of about 2 hours through different parts of the city, its parks and surrounding forests or nature. The pace is about 4-5 km/h on average so not too fast…

Coffee Club

Coffee Club

Lets meet for a nice cup of coffee, a tea or hot chocolate. With or without something sweet on the side. It’s time for some serious and not so serious chatting. For newcomers in town, this is an excellent opportunity to meet some people in a relaxed environment. And for those who visited Expat Club…

It’s Friday!

It’s Friday!

WE WILL NOW MEET AT THE BLACK SHEEP NEAR FLAGEY. Join us for delightful conversation with a beer (or two!) one of Brussels’ nicest bars, right around the corner from Flagey! When: Come anytime after 19h00 and look for the Expat Club logo. You can’t miss us! Your hosts: This event will be hosted by our members…

Avant-Première & Cocktail

Avant-Première & Cocktail

Belgafilms, White Cinema & Expat Club cordially invite Expat Club members for the avant-première of Miss Sloane. The movie is released on 8 March, but Expat Club has the unique opportunity to enjoy this movie for free two days before. It gets even better, after the movie you are kindly invited for a cocktail reception in this brand-new White…

QS World MBA Tour

QS World MBA Tour

You are invited! Exclusive QS MBA event in Brussels at the Stanhope Hotel on Monday 6th March between 18:00 and 21:00. Meet face to face with leading international business schools Hult International, IE Business School, Vlerick Business School, Solvay Brussels School, Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityETC; and get all the information on different MBA and Executive…

Picasso Sculptures

Picasso Sculptures

“Large, ambitious and unavoidably, dizzyingly peripatetic”, wrote The New York Times about the Picasso Sculpture exhibition at the MoMA. The Musée Picasso in Paris, in collaboration with BOZAR, builds on the theme. Over 80 sculptures represent the staggering creative power of an artist who really went to town experimenting with a range of materials and…

Brussels Ramble

Brussels Ramble

Ramble = a relaxed journey on foot for exercise or pleasure (Merriam Webster) Let’s enjoy Brussels! Join Expat Club on nice Sunday morning walks of about 2 hours through different parts of the city, its parks and surrounding forests or nature. The pace is about 4-5 km/h on average so not too fast but certainly…