Belgium Shopping

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Belgium Shopping

  • Shopping Malls & Streets

    Brussels Shopping

    Saint Boniface is probably one of the most vibrant places in Brussels. It located between the avenue Louise, porte de Namur and place du Luxembourg. It's one unique places in brussels where you can find such a multicultural mix. It's visited by artists, bankers, eurocrats, young, older, you can hear different languages on corner. It's a mini...

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  • Chocolate Stores

    Brugge Shopping

    I can't recommend any one chocolate shop in particular in Brugge, I stopped at several and each one of them was good. What I found in other cities though is that the ones that the guidebooks recommended tended to be the higher priced shops and although I was willing to pay for good chocolates, I found that my personal taste tended towards the mid...

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  • Cloths, shoes, fashion

    Antwerp Shopping

    Fish and chips is a very special shop.A few years ago the Kammenstraat where the shop is located was nearly death. Until Fish and Chips opened the doors. Now its the most trendy shopping street in Antwerp. Each year they have the laundry day,its great fun with top deejays,dancers etc. The whole street is having a big party at that time. But the...

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  • Chocolates

    Brussels Shopping

    Brussells is an excellent city for buying the famous Brussells lace, tapestries, souvenirs of the famous Mannekin Pis, and my favourite, chocolates (the Bouchees are absolutely addictive!) One of the nicest things we enjoyed during our 2014 visit was that in the Centre of Brussells not far from the Grand Place, there are so many chocolate shops...

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  • Art ,Souvenir and Food Shops

    Brugge Shopping

    No weekday shopping experience but a real concept store with its own (way) philosophy. The shop doesn't exist anymore. You will find talented creatives from all disciplines: art jewelry, ceramics, clothing, art photography, vintage design and even handmade postcards.

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  • Jewelry

    Antwerp Shopping

    Before going to Antwerp I did my homework and researched on the Internet about the best shops. Hearts and arrows consistently appeared in many online forums, as a place with a personal touch, and which gave its customers a wonderful, memorable experience. We also went to Geretti's (#1 on Tripadvisor, and they were good and friendly too, nothing bad...

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  • Antiques & Flea Markets

    Brussels Shopping

    Located West of the fine art museum and palace, just North of Church of Notre Dame au Sablons, this outdoor market featured a good selection of used goods, jewelry, and the prices seemed reasonable, not cheap, but not sky high either. One of items I found interesting were the bread stamps from the 1,800's, where a family would stamp their unbaked...

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  • Chocolates

    Antwerp Shopping

    I suppose only in Belgium can you find a sex shop combined with a chocolatiere! The shop's speciality is edible erotic accessories which come (sorry) in male and female varieties. There's also edible clothing and all sorts of interesting things - makes for a unique window-shopping experience ;-) Website has mail order option! Edible pussies...

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  • Laces & tapestries

    Brussels Shopping

    There are many shops and boutiques selling BELGIAN LACE. Many are located near the Grand Place. You can find beautiful handmade lace tablecloths, doilies and wedding veils. The prices may range from inexpensive to very expensive, depending on the size and craftmanship of the item.

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  • Curiosity shops/toy shops

    Antwerp Shopping

    When you enter this store you'll find yourself in the tale of 1001nights. They sell beautiful exotic objects and furniture. In the back of the store there is a room decorated as a bedroom with a lot of colorfull cushions, lamps and incense is burning, making this al the more romantic. Even if you're not planning on buying something from this place...

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  • Food & Beer Stores

    Brussels Shopping

    Other VT members from Belgium and abroad wrote here about our beers and I will not repeat their often enthusiast comments. One point to be noted is that we were anxious in Belgium when started the merger phenomena of many of our breweries ending in a world wide company such as Inbev. We feared that these mergers would lead to the loss of the...

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  • Markets

    Antwerp Shopping

    The "real" Vogeltjes markt (or birds market) is held on each Sunday from 8AM to 1PM at the Graanmarkt near the local theater. You will find birds, chicken, ducks, rabbits and other animals for sale here.

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  • Speculoos

    Brussels Shopping

    When you can smell butter odour, that means you are arrived! Everything seems to be wonderful from outside.... Service inside is a disaster ! When we entered, the shopkeeper did as she didn't see us...so we decided to go to the 1st floor to have waffels wishing that the service will be better...same thing! The waitress did as we were invisible !...

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  • Music, books

    Antwerp Shopping

    The Slegte is a well-known chain of second hand books throughout The Netherlands and Belgium. They claim to have over a million secondhand books on stock. So, have a look, you always leave this shop with a book. Explore this shop well. It has hidden spaces and both lower and upper flores (and a small shop around the corner at the Meir 40). In...

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  • Souvenirs, lace, postcards

    Antwerp Shopping

    Lace has been a Belgian trademark every since the Renaissance when lace-making was made a compulsory skill for girls in convents and beguinages throughout Flanders. A unique souvenir or gift, lace is light to carry and easy to pack. This particular store is conveniently situated in the square facing Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kathedraal (Cathedral of Our...

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  • Beer and liquor and delicatesses

    Antwerp Shopping

    If after a night out is curtailed by being bit skinny for money you can find one of these night shops in most neighbourhoods to pick up a late takeaway drink and a nibble. They're a bit more expensive than the supermarkets but not overly so. They all stock a good range of beers, wines, spirits, ciggies and even some non-essentials such as food....

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  • Electronics, house appliances

    Antwerp Shopping

    This used to be a shopping center with small shops, but it didn't work anymore. Two years ago it was totally transformed and the biggest part of it is used by the big European electronic chain store Media Markt. There are also other shops like Kipling, fashion and jewelry stores and a few restaurants the best is Big Apple on the first floor. Now...

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  • Antiques

    Antwerp Shopping

    The Vogeltjesmarkt (or birds market) is the common name for the big sunday morning market that stretches from the Oude Vaartplaats, the Theaterplein, the Arsenaalplein, the Graanmarkt, the Blauwtorenplein and the Tabakvest. Expect something of everything. There are dealers present every week, but also free traders in the side streets at times (all...

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  • Food and beverages

    Antwerp Shopping

    Bierwinkel Den Dorstvlegel is small but filled from top to bottom with beer (mostly Belgian of course) and beer related things. Beers include almost all Belgian classics and several hard to find rarities. Also lots of glasses, gift sets, books etc.. Any beerlover will want to visit this place, die-hards will have to.

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  • Belgium-Tongeren Flea/Antique market

    Tongeren flea/antique market.Europes largest on every Sunday from 06.00am till 14.00. You can buy anything here from large furniture items to the tiniest nick-knackBuyers from Germany,France,Holland,England and of course Belgium can't all be wrong.Also the city cafe's offer a full range of refreshments including many of their 350 locally brewed...

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  • Spirits...

    Please, do know that there are alcohol drinks other than beer in Belgium.The first ones I think of are Jenever (Peket in Walloon areas) and other eaux-de-vie.Distillerie de Biercée is one of well-known brands here. Still sticking to traditional methods (with improvements though), they assert on their website that their products "do not contain...

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  • Beautiful Porcelain dolls

    I visited Brugges and Brussels and saw many souvenir shops that had so beautiful porcelain and other dolls. I bought some of course, but very little and small in size to accommodate in my luggage. I thought the prices were relatively cheaper compared to other cities in Europe and the variety was definitely more beautiful and more...

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  • Second Hand Fashion

    From their Facebook site: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=168214281074&ref=tsAct(e)2, a new boutique located in Jurbise, near SHAPE, Mons. End of collections and second-hand clothing and accessories for women, men, and children. Clients et amis de Act(e)2, une nouvelle boutique située à Jurbise, près de Mons. Fins de collections et...

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  • Food Shopping

    These two shops are great places to get some Belgian souvenirs for those back home and also great for getting a literal taste of Belgium for yourself.Dandoy's is a "biscuiterie" which just basically means they sell cookies. Tons of cookies - more than you could think up - and they're all delicious. Most people, when they think of Belgium, don't...

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  • Brussels

    I was in Brussels for 2 weeks, and we often do grocery shopping at Delhaize. Fresh breads and fruits..Food are quite wide range. I like their grocery bag so much that i bough so many back as a souvenior ! :)

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  • Chocolate

    I can agree that the stinky fumes from the friteries in the streets of Belgium does not induce any pleasant sensorial experience. However, you will end up ignoring all the culinary guilty pleasures and all the profusion of untasty and unhealthy food of which so many Belgians are so fond. The reason behind that are the thousands of wonderful...

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  • Belgian Lace

    As far as shopping goes, Belgian lace is probably the most well-known product, and the one most shoppers would want to buy while visiting Belgium. Shoppers can choose between several kinds of lace. Regular lace originated in Flanders in the sixteenth century. Needlepoint lace originated in Italy, but Brussels became the major manufacturing center...

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  • Belgian strips

    In any bookshop or even shopping centers, great or small, all over the country you will find a lot of belgian strips A lot of choice - all categories- Comics - science fiction - semi historical strips - Horror : Just name it and look for it,if it is to pleasure children at many occasions - if it is for yourself as an adult - do not be a shamed ....

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  • SOUVENIRS

    Belgium is the best beer country. There are many shops around the Grand' Place in Brussels where you can buy most of the Belgian beers. They sell boxes which contains a few bottles of the same or different beers or with the matching glass.For those not knowing it: in Belgium every beer has its own designed glass. The beer doens't taste when drunk...

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  • SOUVENIRS

    Everywhere in Belgium you'll find chocolate shops ! Jean Neuhaus from Brussels invented the praline back in 1912 and since then the chocolatiers create always new and tasty creations. The most famous pralines - apart from Neuhaus - are Godiva, Guylian and Leonidas. Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate !!!!

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  • For the shopaholics..

    If you like shopping this might just be the place for you. An outlet shopping village'.Over 85 brand new shops in a long cozy street.This street is created for this purpose on an oldmine site and the architectue is nice.Outlet collections are a bit older then youwill find in shops outside shopping village , but prices are up to 60% lower. I'm not...

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  • The best bookshop!

    De Slegte (sounds slightly like "dyslexia"...) is a great chain of bookshops, they have new and used books for cheap and many English titles (especially non-fiction - don't miss the arts and craft section). I've found some very cheap books there.

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  • Caramella mokatine

    There are things that never change.One of them is the 'Caramella Mokatine'.When I was little this was for sure the candywe ate at grandma's. And now , the grandma's I know still give it to their children.One thing , grandma's with false teeth don't eatthem. haha. You can shew them , but theyare quit hard and sticky. But the taste...mocca , sugar ,...

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  • A royal drink...

    I can't help myself , but I like these sort of drinks.SPA! the name rings a bell. Actually it is a little city in Belgium and every SPA in the worldborrowed the name from this place.Our royals loved this city , for the bathingand the good life.Now the original 'Elixir de Spa' is brewed inAntwerp. By 'FX de Beukelaer'. Even up totoday this...

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  • Something from the ardennes?

    If you are visiting the ardennes , that beautiful natural parth in the south ofour country and you want to take somethinghome as a souvenir....why not this?It is a delicacy and is eaten raw or baked , you can ad it in pasta and make fantastic sauces.Cut it really thin and eat it with bread.The nice thing is that it has a lot of flavorand can easely...

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  • Cheese, anyway

    One who visits Belgium should try this under-rated specialty. This little country is stuck between 2 cheese- countries but in fact, it really can compete with both of them. The visitors who dare to stroll in the municipality markets will be suprised with quality and variety (300 sorts in soft paste, hard paste, raw, blue, goat, beer-refined...

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  • Antiques boutiques & hubs, flea markets

    I was quite amazed how well-known Brussels' flea market is. Many visitors who went here knew about a "flea market somewhere in Brussels". Still, very few of my guests asked to me to lead them to Place du Jeu de balle's market. So far, friends from Madagscar and Eva (diageva) from Spain visited it with me.Well, if you happened to be interested in...

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  • First shopping mall in Europe

    Belgium can pride itself on being a pioneer in some fields... First railway net on continental Europe, the most dense also.Then, the first to have built a covered shopping mall in Europe (or so I was told). That was in the 19th when Galeries St-Hubert were built in Brussels. A shopping mecca ? Seems yes... but the gallery also has a double...

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  • Choclate

    Belgian Choclates are the best. And I even dare to say the best in the world. It's heaven. My friends abroad always ask me to send them more of this delicious stuff. This is something you have to get when you are in Belgium. Easy to take home with you. And I assure you that your friends and family will be pleased to see you again (with a box of...

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  • Handmade Lace

    Flanders is famous for it's lace. In Brugge for excample you can find many shops that sell handmade lace. Our lace is very popular among tourists. Japanese people seem to be crazy about it. Most off these shops even have a person who can speak a little bit of Japanese. Nowadays local people don't buy much anymore. But I have to admid that there are...

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  • Speculoos, pain à la grecque

    In the food section, you already know that beer and chocolate is something you would buy here... of course, if you are fond of them.Other delicacies: cookies like sablés, spéculoos, pain à la Grecque... My favourite shop is Dandoy, near Brussels' Grand-Place. Unfortunately, they don't have any other shop in Belgium (as far as I know). Spéculoos is...

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  • Just beautiful

    You can only find local craft in a specialised store... plenty of them in touristic areas.No problem to find them. * Lacetypical belgian, but different in every city... you'll find it in Bruges, Brussels, Mechelen, Lier, ...* Tapestriesone of our top export products until the 16th century* Cristalin Wallonia, most famous is Val Saint-Lambert in...

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  • Nothing childish about...

    You can get the most popular comic books in every supermarket and bookstore, those are mostly comic books for children.If you're looking for more comics or for adults, look for a specialised comic book store.They aren't wide spread, but you'll find some excellent shops in Brussels (area of the Waversesteenweg - Chaussee de Wavre). Comic...

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  • Nectar of the gods

    You can get beer in every supermarket, even in special wrappings.Or in giftstores, specialised shops, ... Beer... one bottle of every kind.. (almost impossible, too much is too much)Start a collection, a good reason to come back to Belgium. Not much, beer is cheap in Belgium.You pay more if you buy it as a gift.

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  • Have to buy lots and lots and lots...

    You'll find lots of 'chocolateries' (shops who sell chocolate) of Leonidas, Neuhaus, Godiva, ...Also try the little one-man shops or the bakeries.Don't be shy to say what you want, just point out what you want to buy. Chocolate and 'pralines'... lots.... Not much... chocolate is cheap in Belgium... you can get a kilo of pralines for 20 euro.

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