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Shopping in Belgium - outlets, shopping streets and boutiques

Namur, Belgium As in any other European country, there are many shops, markets, shopping centers and boutiques in Belgium. Guests of the country will easily get into a fuddle if they do not know what they want to buy and where to buy it. One of the most popular supermarkets in Brussels is “Woluwe Shopping Center”. For half a century, it has been offering high-quality goods to its customers. This is a convenient shopping center in a prestigious area of ​​the city. Famous brands such as “H & M”, “Chanel” and “Zara”, as well as less known prestigious and affordable Belgian brands, sports accessories, sushi, and great ice cream are all within your reach in “Woluwe”. Exhibitions and art fairs are often held in the mall. The center is however closed on Sundays.
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The “Waasland Shopping Center” in Sint-Niklaas sells mostly not the world’s most well-known brands, but anyway they offer a huge amount of other brands. When customers want to eat something after an entire day of shopping and getting acquainted with interesting firms, they can choose from more than twenty options. There is a supermarket in the mall. Various events are also held here often, including those for children. The center is open from 10 am to 8 pm daily, with the exception of Sundays. Antwerp invites you to shop at “Shopping Stadsfeestzaal”. This is a three-storey spacious mall with an additional basement floor and a large number of shops, stalls, and boutiques. You can spend an entire day here buying cosmetics, chocolate, muffins, accessories, clothes, underwear, shoes, household goods and products. The center is open from 10 am to 6:30 pm, except on Sunday.
The Maasmechelen Fair is named after the city in which it is located. This is an outlet center that has been operating for more than 25 years. Customers will find shops of brands such as “Swarovski”, “Tommy Hilfiger”, and many others in it. The fair is popular among tourists due to the excellent assortment of products and favorable offers for guests of the country. Therefore, it would be best for tourists to visit the fair during the summer holidays. The opening hour is from 10 am to 7 pm daily. Tongeren flea market is a great place to buy memorable souvenirs. This is one of the largest markets of its type in Belgium, stretching across several streets. Buyers will find here antique shops selling tableware, furniture, decorations, and other goods. The market is popular among tourists and is known for its fairly high prices. You will find it open on weekends. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The “Grote Markt” which opens on Wednesdays is a farmers market located in the center of Bruges. Here you will find cheeses and sausages of different types, sweets, flowers, and plants in pots, vegetables, and fruits. This place is worth visiting by every guest of the city, even those who are not going to buy anything. This is so because the place is so charming that it is nice to just walk around it, admiring the beauty of the buildings. There is a very old Sunday market called “Marché de la Batte” in Liege. It is located on the banks of the river and is usually quite crowded. Prices of goods here are mostly low, and the choice of fresh vegetables and fruits is wide. You can even buy puppies and kittens here. Clothing is sold on the market, but it is better not to go for them as they are of poor quality, but the bread here is however always fresh and tasty.
The antique market in the center of Tongeren sells mostly antique furniture and books. The market is quite large and is suitable not only for shopping but also for walking. It has been in existence since the 70s of the last century. You can find here products of the 19th century, as well as more modern vintage ones: statues, paintings, and candlesticks – everything that can add elegance to any home. In Bruges, there is an interesting store called “’t Apostelientje”. Things like wonderful antiques and real hand-made Bruges lace are sold here. The famous lace being sold in many places in Belgium is fake, therefore you should only visit this store (’t Apostelientje) if you intend to buy genuine lace. ’t Apostelientje has been operating for about 30 years and have never disappointed customers. Paintings, furniture, books, are some of the real antique items.
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The boutique brand “Moncler” is located in Antwerp. Here buyers will find a large selection of high-quality and stylish men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. In “Moncler” clothes, you easily stand out from the crowd because of their unusual, but neat and attractive look. The store must be visited by lovers of everything unique and unusual. The store Madame Mim in Bruges sells hand-sewn unique dresses and original jewelry. Clothes are sewn by the shopkeeper, who is glad to receive every buyer.
In the mind of every guest of Belgium, towards the end of the trip, the question arises: what would one buy as a souvenir that will not rake up dust in the closet, but serve as a pleasant reminder of the trip? When it comes to edible souvenirs, you will want to treat those closest to you with, we must not fail to mention chocolate of various types – from ordinary tiles and sets to lipsticks – as well as excellent waffles and cheeses. It is better to buy all these items at specialized stores, where there is a wide range to pick from. Some goodies can, however, be found in ordinary supermarkets. In addition, you should pay attention to the clothes and accessories of the Belgian brands, which are always distinguished by originality. Real Belgian handmade lace should be bought only in boutiques to eliminate the possibility of acquiring a fake.
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♥   Shopping area ' Avenue Louise/Louizalaan' Brussels. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Huidevettersstraat' Antwerpen. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Kelderstraat' Antwerpen. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Leopoldstraat' Antwerpen. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Meir' Antwerpen. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Rue Neuve' Brussels. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Schuttershofstraat' Antwerpen. On the map   Photos
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Designer outlets in Belgium
♥   Outlet 'Maasmechelen Village' Zetellaan 100, Maasmechelen, 3630, Belgium. On the map
♥   Outlet 'McARTHURGLEN LUXEMBOURG' Route d Messancy, 6780, Belgium,. On the map

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Dinner In The Sky

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Another great way to enjoy delicious dishes on the heights - to book a table at the popular Brussels Dinner Dinner in the Sky. This open-air restaurant is a small platform with transparent canopy which has the height of 50 meters. Once the platform can receive 22 visitors. The guests are served by 4 employees of the restaurant - the waiter, the cook, the security man and the musician.

The original restaurants, where you can dine in heaven, was opened in 2006 and has been incredibly popular since the first days. At the moment there are similar restaurants in the other European cities, but Belgian dinner in the Sky remains the most popular and famous among them.

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Hallerbos Forest

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In Belgium you can also find the strange and little known sights. Such attractions include the fairytale Hallerbos forest. The extensive beech forest, whose surface is 5.5 sq km, is a fairytale because of the wild hyacinths. In the second half of April, these wondrous flowers with the blue bells cover the forest like a lush colorful carpet, forming a beautiful contrast with the young green leaves. The forest looks magical. Most tourists strive to visit it at the end of April or the beginning of May.

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Shopping malls, boutiques and outlets in top cities of Belgium

Brussels
To buy elite clothes and accessories, you should go to Louise Avenue. Here, are boutiques of Louis Vuitton, Tommy Hilfiger, Chanel, Hermes, Gucci, Christian Dior and Cartier world famous brands. The main customers of local shops are tourists, so it's not surprising that prices here are slightly over the top. But buyers can always expect to high quality clothes, perfumes and jewelry. Among the most attractive and unusual shopping complexes of the city is the Royal Galleries of St. Hubert. This … Read more
Brugge
Flea Market located by the canal is a real city's sight. Many tourists come here in search of original vintage souvenirs. It is here, that you can buy a lot of unique objects of the past. Here they sell beautiful old furniture, paintings and books, old porcelain crafts. You can bind walking around the market with a rest in local restaurants, where visitors are offered traditional fried sausages and delicious beer. For many, shopping in Bruges is associated with a local chocolate tasting at all … Read more
Antwerpen
Chic diamond jewelery, which can easily be distinguished from other jewelries by the label 'Antwerp's Most Brilliant' has been remaining Antwerp's visiting card for many years. In search of the most luxurious jewelry you should go to the Diamond District, which is close to the central railway station. Here, are the most popular jewelry stores and workshops, in which artistic jewellery is offered at the most attractive prices. If the desired decoration is not found, then it can always be ordered. … Read more
Oostende
The city's main shopping street is Kapellestraat, walking along which one can find shopping centers and stores of a variety of profiles. These include boutiques of well-known European brands such as CoolCat, Mexx, Torfs, Pimkie, Didi, Celio, C&A, Etam, Hunkenmuller, HugoBoss, Esprit, Lola&Lisa, Zara, YvesRocher, and JackWolfskin. One of the most sought-after among tourists is the Peche Mignon store selling high-quality clothes for home, sports, and outdoor activities. If you care about quality … Read more
Gent
Those with a sweet tooth should definitely look into the legendary Yuzu confectionery. Its opening was held relatively recently, in 2003. Over the years, the confectionery has become incredibly popular and is known far beyond the boundaries of the region. Its master prepares all the sweets himself. This amazing place will appeal to lovers of chocolate. This confectionery offers dozens of sorts of chocolate, including branded chocolate with candied fruit, which is so rare for Belgium. Tourists … Read more
Spa
If you are faced with the task to buy a lot of inexpensive gifts to everyone, it is worth visiting a chocolate shop like Jean-Loup Legrand-Artisan Chocolatier. It's no secret that Belgians just love chocolate. They consider it almost a national delicacy. In addition, the praline was invented in Belgium. It's almond filling for the chocolates. It is incredibly popular today. You can find both regular milk bars and chocolate with praline, nuts, buttercream, dried fruits and much more in Spa. … Read more
Liege
Among grocery stores, one of the most sought after is St-Remy specializing in cheese. The store presents dozens of cheeses, including rare varieties from various regions of Belgium. The cost of cheese starts from 20 euros per kilogram, while the average price is 30-35 euros. Cheese can be bought by weight so thrifty tourists will certainly like this place. Apart from cheese, a lot of interesting national products are sold in the store. For Belgian waffles, you will pay just 2 euros here. … Read more
Kortrijk
Per la Donna is a women-oriented shop selling underwear. Here ladies will be able to choose not only cool pajamas from the finest linen and fashionable peignoirs but also excellent swimsuits The price level is quite high in this store, however, it is always full of visitors. Within walking distance from the train station is women's clothing store Verduyn, which is popular with fans of designer outfits. This store is largely focused on fans of bright youth style. Here you can buy … Read more

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