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The 5 best districts and shopping streets

Shopping in Brussels

Fancy a day of shopping? Brussels is the ideal city for a day of browsing shops. In less than two hours, you can travel by train from Amsterdam Central to Brussels and get off in the heart of the city. From large chains to small boutiques and from luxurious fashion houses to quaint vintage shops: Brussels has it all! These are the five best districts and shopping streets for shopping in Brussels.
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1. Louizalaan and Waterloolaan - classy shopping

The Louise District is known as a shopping paradise with luxury fashion shops. Stroll past the beautiful shop windows in the Avenue Louise and the Boulevard de Waterloo. Feast your eyes on items from prestigious Belgian designers such as Delaux and Diane von Furstenberg or international brands such as Chanel and Prada. During your day of shopping, wander past the beautiful historic buildings from the Belle Époque and end the day with a culinary dinner in one of the luxury restaurants.

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2. Dansaert - trendy boutiques and concept stores

Looking for trendy boutiques and concept stores? The Dansaert district is the hippest district in the centre of Brussels, right behind the Grand Place. The streets of the Dansaert district are lined with design and fashion retailers as well as coffee and cocktail bars. The first fashion pioneers settled here in the 1980s and today fashion lovers still fall in love with the Danseart district. A visit to this popular district means a day of shopping in style.

3. Marolles and Sablon - vintage and antique stores

Vintage and antique lovers will enjoy the Marolles district. The streets of Brussels' oldest working-class neighbourhood are full of colourful vintage boutiques and antique galleries. You can also browse the famous flea market on the Vossenplein, the heart fo the Marolles.

The Sablon is known for its art galleries and chocolatiers with the most beautiful window displays. The charming shops of the Marolles are located in the south of Brussels, between Brussels Zuid/Midi station and the Palace of Justice.

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4. Baljuw-Kastelein - artistic and fashionable shops

Fond of small and original boutiques? Then the trendy shopping streets of the Bailiff-Castle district are just what you're looking for! This district is located south of the centre of Brussels and will also appeal to lovers of architecture. From young Belgian designers to ready-made clothing shops, shopping in this hip neighbourhood will certainly not disappoint. Feeling peckish from your shopping spree? The district has an abundance of pleasant restaurants and trendy bars you can enjoy.

Shopping surrounded by 19th century splendour? The Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert – a complex of magnificent covered shopping arcades – will amaze you. Located in the centre of Brussels, the shopping centre offers a wide range of top shops. Visiting these galleries is a real must for any shopping trip to Brussels!

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Shopping in Brussels on Sunday

Would you like to go shopping on a Sunday? Most shops in the centre of Brussels are open every Sunday, from around midday to 17.00 hrs. Bear in mind, that some smaller shops may be closed, especially in areas outside the centre such as the Marolles. On Sundays, you can also browse the flea market on the Place du Jeu de Balle, close to Brussels Zuid/Midi station.

Fancy a shopping spree in Brussels?

Travel by train and arrive in the heart of Brussels well-rested and with more energy for shopping. In less than two hours, you can travel with Thalys to the best shopping areas of Brussels. The earlier you book, the cheaper the train tickets.
You can also take Intercity Brussels to Brussels, from Amsterdam you can book a one-way ticker from € 25. You can be flexible and use your ticket for any intercity service on the day of travel. And on the return journey, you can put your purchases in the overhead baggage compartment and relax.

Shopping in Brussels

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