What do I need to know before retiring in Bruges?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Bruges, they said...
"Expats considering retiring in Bruges should be aware that the city is a popular tourist destination, so it can be quite crowded during the summer months. It is important to research the cost of living in Bruges, as it is generally more expensive than other parts of Belgium. Additionally, expats should be aware that the city is quite small, so it may not offer the same range of amenities as larger cities. It is also important to research the healthcare system in Bruges, as well as the availability of English-speaking medical professionals. Finally, expats should be aware that the weather in Bruges can be quite unpredictable, so it is important to be prepared for all types of weather," explained one expat living in Bruges, Belgium.
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- What should I pack when moving to Bruges?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Bruges?
- Will I be able to find a job in Bruges?
- What is life like in Bruges?
- What do expats in Bruges appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Bruges?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Bruges accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Bruges like?
- What are healthcare services like in Bruges?
- What are medical services in Bruges like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Bruges?
- What are emergency services like in Bruges?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Bruges?
- How are local medical facilities in Bruges?
- As a foreigner living in Bruges, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
What do I need to know before retiring in Bruges?If you live in Bruges, newcomers to Bruges would love to hear your answer to this question.