Au pair in Brussels? Do you want to work as an au pair in Brussels? Here you can find more information and many suggestions for your au pair stay in Brussels.


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Information at a glance

City: Brussels
Country: Belgium
Official language: Dutch, French, German
Surface area: 161,4 km2
Population: 1.160.478 (2012)
Country code and area code: 00 32 2
Webseite: www.brussel.irisnet.be


Au pair stay in Brussels

Brussels is the capital of Belgium. The NATO and the European Union are also based in Brussels.


Brussels is also a big industrial and trading city and is one of the most important scientific, economic and cultural centers in Europe.
The city's vibrant, cosmopolitan culture also attracts many au pairs from all over the world who want to get to know the city.


Some of the most important sights in Brussels are the Grand Place (the main square), the gothic city hall, Saint Michael's Cathedral and the Atomium building.


Being an au pair in Brussels

  • requirements: 18-30 years, not married, no children, be in good health, experience with children
  • working hours: 25-35 hours per week
  • responsibilities: child care and small chores around the house
  • salary: 300-450 Euros per month
  • duration of au pair stay: 6-12 months
  • health insurance: the host family has to pay for the health insurance
  • language course: there are public and private language schools
  • driver's license: not required, but can be an advantage


What to do in your free time in Brussels

Au pairs in Belgium get 1 day off per week. Take advantage of this free time to get to know the city and meet new people!


Once you get used to the daily routine in your host family, it will be easier for you to plan your free time. Try to make the most of your day as there are so many things to do and see in Brussels.


There are more than just touristic attractions in Brussels; there are also many other things that you can do in your free time, like for example go hiking in the Swiss Alps.


Au pair meetings in Brussels

Do you want to meet other au pairs in Brussels? The German Catholic church in Brussels organizes international au pair meetings twice a month – a perfect opportunity to meet other au pairs. Usually, the meetings are on the first and third Tuesdays of a month at 8 PM.


If you are interested in joining the meetings, get in touch with Uschi Becker. She has been organizing the meetings since 2000 and can also help you with any type of problem you might have during your au pair stay.




  • Av. de Tervurenlaan 221, 1150 Brussels
  • http://www.sankt-paulus.eu


Brussels's most important sights

  1. Basilique Nationale du Sacré-Coeur
  2. Church of Notre-Dame au Sablon
  3. Galeries Royales – luxurious shopping galleries
  4. Grand Place or Grote Markt, the central square in Brussels
  5. Hotel de Ville/Town Hall
  6. Manneken Pis – “little man pee,“ one of the most famous symbols of Brussels
  7. Palais Royal, the royal palace
  8. Rue de Bouchers
  9. St. Michael's Cathedral and St. Gudule
  10. Tintin mural


Language Schools in Brussels

One of the goals during an au pair stay in Brussels is obviously to improve your language skills.


Your host family has to give you enough time off so you have time to take language classes.


As Brussels is officially a bi-lingual city, you can choose to learn either French or Dutch (or both).



Language Schools in Brussels:

  • CLL Centre de Langues
  • Dutch course at the Vrije University Brussels
  • Studentsgoabroad.com
  • Huls van het Nederlands

Do you know a language school that is not on our list? Contact us and tell us about your experience!


Sports in Brussels

  1. gyms
  2. yoga and Pilates courses
  3. sports centers
  4. riding a bike
  5. jogging


Exploring the surroundings of Brussels

The weekends are perfect to get to know the areas around Brussels. Some popular destinations are:

  • Antwerp
  • Amsterdam
  • Brabant
  • Bruges
  • Ghent
  • Go to Luxemburg as a day trip
  • Kortrijk – a nice little town


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