Shopping Malls and Centers

Go for convenience, accessibility, and selection. Those are the perks of Brussels's best malls and shopping centers. You can get in and out quickly and see a ton of things. Loads of local shopping options include high-brow and low-brow stores, along with food offerings should you need a drink or a bite along the way. Check out the wide variety at places like Vieux Marche or Ixelles. Indoors or outdoors, there's a bounty to be had.

Upper Town


With its elegant setting on the Place du Grand Sablon, this jewelry store sells shiny and expensive objects old and new. Some of the beautiful wares on offer are more than a century old.

Christa Reniers


Considered Belgium's top contemporary jewelry designer, Christa Reniers has been producing sleek, beautifully simple creations in the centre of the city since 1992. Most of her collection is sterling silver or 18 carat gold, crafted into organic...  Read More

Lower Town


In the capital of the land of comic books, Brüsel is widely considered to be the best comic bookstore. Contains a wide range of titles in several languages, including many in English, and also stocks some rarities and sought-after collector's items.



This shop is a destination for beer connoisseurs traveling in Brussels. Visitors award consistently high marks for the broad selection – over 400 Belgian beers – and the helpful husband-wife owners. Beer Mania is the small "pub" counter in...  Read More



This square takes its name from "sable," the French word for "sand." Years ago, the area was a nondescript, sandy lowland on the way to Brussels proper. Today, the square is filled with art galleries, boutiques and upscale cafes; it's also the...  Read More

Les Marolles
Vieux Marche


This flea market has been in operation since 1640, and it's been open daily since 1919. The working-class district of Marolles is a pleasant morning destination. Grab a cup of coffee and a waffle, and watch the locals rushing off to work. Then,...  Read More

Avenue Louise


It makes sense that the fashionable enclave of Ixelles is home to shopping hotspot Avenue Louise. Inno, the city's most well-rounded department store, offers everything from clothing to housewares and has a branch here; however, upscale...  Read More

Marché du Midi


Brussels largest and most colorful outdoor market appears most mornings on the open spaces around Brussels South/Midi railway station. You can buy anything from food and flowers to bathroom accessories here, but the emphasis is on the city's...  Read More

Lower Town


The largest indoor shopping mall in Brussels houses over 100 retail outlets, from familiar high street brands and the FNAC department store to designer labels.

Lower Town
Rue Neuve


Rue Neuve is a long pedestrianized street just north of Grand Place. For the local Bruxellois it represents the heart of the city's shopping, with an eclectic range of retail outlets from department stores to candy stores. If you can't find it...  Read More