First of all thanx to Aneena for this blog, it’s really useful.
And congratulations to all of you who will start the traineeship in October. I’ll be in EAC.
I live in Brussels already for 5 years and I understand your problem with finding the best place to live very well.
I have lived in different areas in the city and can confirm that the European area is very safe (next to Schuman, Merode, Place Jourdan, etc) as well as Ixelles, Etterbeek (which is in the south of Brussels but a bit further from European institutions). Two years ago I lived just next to Square Ambriorix and it’s very nice area. You can come back home safely with no problems after midnight you have shops nearby, bars, restaurants, etc...
From 1st of September I will move to a new apartment on the Rue Rembrandt (which is just next to Parc Cinquentenaire, 7 min walking from EC, night bus just next the corner- check it out on the google map
The flat is fantastic (110 m) – big living room, big fully equipped kitchen: oven, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, everything is there
) two toilettes, bathroom and there is one room left from 1st of October (no more than 400 euro all included- depends on our consomation of course). For now we are one polish girl (me) Turkish boy and hopefully one of you
If you are interested please email me on : firstname.lastname@example.org and I will provide you with all details
See you soon