The shops are known for their tasteful decor, lighting, shop windows and above all the quality of the goods on offer.
The stores are usually open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday. There is no late night opening. Stores are closed on Sundays and holidays.
What to pay: According to "Test Aankoop" (a consumer's research and testing magazine) Hasselt is the cheapest city in Belgium for brand mark cloths
This brand new shop is wonderfull. A small store full off olive oils, vinagers, pastas, pesto's, stuffed peppers,... Ingredients for a marvelous dish.
They have it all. A good place to find a perfect gift for someone who likes tasty things. You can choose from almost 30 different kinds of olive oil which are displayed in glass jars at the back of the store. You can taste almost all the products with small pieces of bread. Mmmmmm..... This is so dangerous because everything is delicious and makes you wanna have it all.
What to buy: Olive oil, dried pasta, balsamico, vinager, herbs, stuffed peppers, tapenada, pesto, olives, dried tomatos, garlic, feta cheese, ....
What to pay: It's not so expensive. You can already find a nice present for 10 or 15 euros.
Here, you will find the latest fashion of famous designers in Belgium.
What to buy: Clothes, shoes
What to pay: More than average
In the city center of Hasselt, you can find more than 600 shops. When you have some free time, stroll around the Demerstraat, Koning Albertstraat, Hoogstraat and the Grote Markt.
When you are on the Grote Markt, go to the Maastrichterstraat and look up. This is a very lovely shopping street. Every shop has its own sign telling you what they sell.