Cultural Training

A guide to Belgium, its people and living here


May we kindly invite you at the Cultural Training organised by Be Welcome on
Friday 10th October 2014

We selected an historical place to fully support the typical Belgian atmosphere :
Kasteel Fruithof - Fruithoflaan 15 - 2530 Boechout

Planning of the day – Workshop Program

9.00 am     Welcome & Walking breakfast (Coffee, tea & Belgian “coffeecakes”)
09.20 - 12.30     Training including break
12.30 - 13.45     Lunch : Superior warm diner, based on Belgian local specialties or vegetarian meal if preferred
13.45 - 16.30     Training including break
16.30 - 17.00     After meeting-drink; Beer Tasting & explanation;
Tasting & explanation of local products, savouries, pralines, chocolate …

A glimpse of the Content of the Cultural Training

You recently arrived in Belgium or maybe you had already some experience living in our country?
Nevertheless, some of below questions or thoughts may have come to your mind:

  • How do I avoid a culture shock?
  • Dealing with cultural differences and avoiding misunderstandings
  • What are Belgian people like? All about the Belgian identity!
  • How determines Belgian history the Belgian identity today?
  • What’s the difference between Flanders and Wallonia?
  • Local values and habits, some useful hints, Tips and advice for integration
  • How many governments does Belgium have?
  • What to do when I am invited to a Belgian party?
  • How to find a doctor?
  • How to use the public transport?
  • How do I recycle my garbage?
  • Belgian traffic! Dangerous? How to avoid fines ?
  • Where do I buy the Belgian chocolate?
  • Why is Belgian beer so popular?
  • What to visit in Belgium and around?
  • And much more….

Interested to find out more about all these topics? This basket full of practical information is a brilliant introduction to Belgium and will help you to feel comfortable in everyday life.


We work in small groups of max 10 persons.
Please confirm before 5th October 2014 per e-mail to,
indicating your nationality and lunch preference (local or vegetarian)
Cost : 400€ excl vat per person – Inclusive hand-outs, superior warm lunch based on Belgian specialities, drinks throughout the day, beer & chocolate tasting, tourist brochures and leaflets package.


Tine Soers –
Mobile +32 (0) 473 473 683 - Office Be Welcome +32 (0) 3 449 56 98

*This training is open for expats, their family members, foreign employees, Hr managers.
Be Welcome has the right to refuse participation of competitive companies or trainers.


Kasteel Fruithof is at
Fruithoflaan 15,
2530 Boechout

How to find us

Halfway between Antwerp and Lier, on the boundary with Hove and Mortsel, you will find Kasteel Fruithof set in a beautiful park with a lake. The grounds are located between the main road from Mortsel to Lier and that from Mortsel to Mechelen and is easy to reach from both roads within five minutes (follow the signposts).
The spacious parking facilities inside the castle grounds make parking easy.

The entrance to Kasteel Fruithof is at Fruithoflaan 15, 2530 Boechout, and to De Jongste Telg in Boechoutselei on the boundary of Hove with Boechout.