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Shopping in Brussels

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European and international city, you can almost find everything in Brussels. It still exists a few commercial centres downtown, but most of the big malls are around the city.

The commercal areas are:

  • Rue Neuve Galeria (shopping gallery, FNAC,...)
  • Centre Monnaie
  • Around the Stock Exchange
  • rue du Midi (stamps, philately)
  • Galerie Bortier (book shops)
  • Le Sablon (antic shops)
  • Avenue Louise
  • Porte de Namur - porte Louise (the Champs-Elysées in Brussels!)

The shopping areas in Brussels have their website: You will find different shops in the Brabant area, Brussels Centre, Flagey, Rue des Hauts-Blaes, Saint Gilles Centre...etc. You will find also a list of Belgian shops here.

Malls/Super and Hypermarkets

Other shopping centres

Night owls can go shopping in 6 areas of the Belgian capital:

  • La cuisine belge et française from Frederiksborg is open 24h. Avenue Broustin, 1083 Bruxelles (Ganshoren).
  • Le Rendez-vous des artistes, rue Dejoncker 24, 1060 Bruxelles, parallel street to Avenue Louise.
  • Friterie de la Barrière, a the beginning of the Avenue du Parc, on the right, at 20 meters from the Barrière de Saint-Gilles (1060).
  • Boulangerie Le Vatel, located Place Jourdan in Etterbeek (in front of Antoine fries shop).
  • You will find the Belgian and international newspapers until dawn in a shop located Rue au beurre, close to the Grande Place of Brussels.
  • The Post office located Avenue Fonsny, a few meters on the right from the station of gare du Midi, is open up to 10pm on Saturday and from 11am to 7pm on Sunday.
  • Centre Dentaire Meiser, number 1, place Meiser, 1030 Bruxelles, in front of the tram stops.

Update 18/11/2005


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