Last updated on 17/10/2014
Sunday shopping in Brussels
“What are you doing on Sunday?” Shopping. “Ha! Are you kidding? Spending money in Brussels on Sunday is impossible. You couldn't go bankrupt even if you tried.” You are mistaken, and I’ll prove it to you.
After a rough work week followed by cram-packed Saturday, it is already Sunday, the day of the Lord and when the stores shut down.
Here’s the problem: you’ve got the whole day free, but very few options of places to go. That’s what you thought up until today…
Sunday in Sablon
While tumbleweeds roll over a deserted Avenue Louise, a couple hundred meters away on rue Haute, rue Blaes, and in the Sablon, the streets are alive. This neighborhood is scattered with antique dealers, decoration and furniture stores, and many art galleries that characterize this area of the city.
Sunday flea markets
For those who prefer strolling outside, bargain shopping, and finding interesting objects, Sunday is the perfect day. The flea market on Place du jeu de balle in the Marolles is open every weekend until 3 pm, just like every other day of the week. But that’s not all. The Westland flea market is awaiting you in Anderlecht every Sunday, just like the one on Place Saint-Denis in Forest. Every Sunday in Auderghem there’s a lot of bargain shopping in many different places in this district.
Dang it, you really want to cook up something good, but your grocery store is closed on this day of rest. Afterall Sunday is actually the only day you have time to spend in the kitchen! The markets in Brussels will be your solution. The best and most popular one is without doubt the Marché du Midi. You will find products from all over the world. The huge market in the Anderlecht slaughterhouse isn’t bad either. Want to eat something organic? Go to Place Flagey from 8 am to 2:30 pm, to the Tricoterie from 10 am to 4 pm, to Place Homère Goossens from 9 am to 1 pm, or to the Tanneurs workshops from 10 am to 4 pm.
Other markets include: Place Sainte-Catherine from 7 am to 5 pm, Place Reine Astrid in Jette from 8 am to 1 pm, Place communale in Watermael-Boitsfort from 9 am to 1 pm, Parvis Saint-Antoine in Forest from 8 am to 1 pm, or Place Jourdan until about 2 pm…
Where to replenish your library
Many bookshops in Brussels open up on the last day of the weekend. A godsend! So if you have already devoured the last book in your personal library, your day of reading is not lost. Filigranes, Cook & Book, Passa Porta, Brüsel are just some of the many bookshops open on Sundays.
Where to window shop on Sunday
It is rare to find a place to spruce up your wardrobe on this day of the week. However every first Sunday of the month, the Brussels Vintage Market offers cool retro, second hand clothing and many other vintage items.
Brussels' Sunday Shopping guide
We have one more secret. Never leave the house without the “Brussels Sunday Shopping” guide for all youserial shoppers.
From Saint-Gilles to Saint-Géry, to the Grand-Place, Mont des Arts, and the Marolles, every neighborhood has been scrutinized. You will know which streets have stores, restaurants, museums, markets, etc. open on Sunday!
Order this booklet for free from Atrium Brussel Centrum.