BBZ consultation sessions; Belgium and the Netherlands

If you cross the border to live, work, start a business or study in Belgium or the Netherlands, you will have to observe rules and obligations in that country. It may not be immediately clear what this means for you. For example, what does crossing the border mean for your entitlement to:

  • Health care (reimbursement for medical expenses)
  • Child benefit
  • Benefits in the event of unemployment, sickness, incapacity for work or death
  • Pension

Please visit our website, Grensinfopunt, first. If you have any questions after visiting the site, you can make an appointment and visit us free of charge. We will be happy to help you.


In 2017, we organise monthly consultation sessions at the following locations:

In the Netherlands, consultations sessions are held at the following locations:

If you have questions about taxation

  • If you have questions about the tax rules in the Netherlands, you can visit the monthly consultation sessions in Terneuzen or Breda. Please bear in mind that the tax officers will not be able to answer questions about tax rules in Belgium. For that information, you should contact the tax office in Brussels, department BELINTAX, at 02-576 3470 (calls from Belgium) or 0032-2-576 3470 (calls from the Netherlands), or via
  • Contact the international tax enquiry line (BTB). They can be reached on telephone number 0555-385 385 if you are calling from within the Netherlands, or 0031-555 385 385 if you are calling from Belgium. BTB will answer your question or ask the office concerned to call you back. The offices responsible for international cases are: Kantoor Buitenland Heerlen, Team Grensarbeid Breda and Team Grensoverschrijdend Werken en Ondernemen Maastricht.

If you have questions about old age pension

We participate in consultation sessions with the Belgian Federale Pensioendienst (Federal Pension Service, FPD). If you have questions about your Belgian old age pension ('rustpensioen'), you can visit our consultation sessions in Antwerp, Hasselt or Turnhout.

How to make an appointment

The dates, locations and times of our consultation sessions are shown in the table. You can sort the table according to your preferences by clicking on the triangles next to each column title.

  • Select the date and location of your choice.
  • Contact us on 076 548 5840 (from Belgium: 0031 76 548 5840)
  • Together with you, we will arrange an appointment for a 30-minute or 60-minute interview with you, depending on the number of questions you have.

Please note that the appointment may be cancelled if too few appointments have been made for that date. Of course, if that happens, we will contact you in advance to make a new apponiment.

Consultation sessions


18-07-2017Lommel10.00 tot 16.00 uur
20-07-2017Antwerpen10.00 tot 16.00 uur
24-07-2017Eindhoven10.00 tot 12.00 uur
24-07-2017Neerpelt13.30 tot 16.00 uur
01-08-2017Terneuzen10.00 tot 16.00 uur
01-08-2017Turnhout10.00 tot 16.00 uur
03-08-2017Breda15.00 tot 19.00 uur
08-08-2017Hasselt10.00 tot 16.00 uur
17-08-2017Antwerpen10.00 tot 16.00 uur
28-08-2017Eindhoven10.00 tot 12.00 uur
28-08-2017Neerpelt13.30 tot 16.00 uur
28-08-2017Maasmechelen10.00 tot 16.00 uur
05-09-2017Terneuzen10.00 tot 16.00 uur
05-09-2017Turnhout10.00 tot 16.00 uur
07-09-2017Breda15.00 tot 19.00 uur
12-09-2017Hasselt10.00 tot 16.00 uur
19-09-2017Lommel13.30 tot 16.00 uur
21-09-2017Antwerpen10.00 tot 16.00 uur
25-09-2017Eindhoven10.00 tot 12.00 uur
25-09-2017Neerpelt13.30 tot 16.00 uur
03-10-2017Terneuzen10.00 tot 16.00 uur
03-10-2017Turnhout10.00 tot 16.00 uur
05-10-2017Breda15.00 tot 19.00 uur
10-10-2017Maasmechelen10.00 tot 16.00 uur
10-10-2017Hasselt10.00 tot 16.00 uur
17-10-2017Lommel10.00 tot 16.00 uur
19-10-2017Antwerpen10.00 tot 16.00 uur
23-10-2017Eindhoven10.00 tot 12.00 uur
23-10-2017Neerpelt13.30 tot 16.00 uur
02-11-2017Breda15.00 tot 19.00 uur
07-11-2017Terneuzen10.00 tot 16.00 uur
07-11-2017Turnhout10.00 tot 16.00 uur
14-11-2017Hasselt10.00 tot 16.00 uur
16-11-2017Antwerpen10.00 tot 16.00 uur
21-11-2017Lommel13.30 tot 16.00 uur
27-11-2017Eindhoven10.00 tot 12.00 uur
27-11-2017Neerpelt13.30 tot 16.00 uur
05-12-2017Terneuzen10.00 tot 16.00 uur
05-12-2017Turnhout10.00 tot 16.00 uur
07-12-2017Breda15.00 tot 19.00 uur
12-12-2017Maasmechelen10.00 tot 16.00 uur
19-12-2017Lommel10.00 tot 16.00 uur
21-12-2017Antwerpen10.00 tot 16.00 uur