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Antwerp/Brussels/Amsterdam weekend shop hours

Feb 4th, 2005, 08:01 AM
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Antwerp/Brussels/Amsterdam weekend shop hours

Hi, when do the shops on Antwerp close on Saturdays? Is it fair to assume they close at 6 or after?

It looks like shops in Amsterdam are open on Sundays. What about Brussels?

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Feb 4th, 2005, 10:12 AM
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Antwerp: shops close at 6 pm.
Brussels: a few tourist shops around Grand Place and the Sablon are open on Sundays, that's all.
Don't know about Amsterdam.
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Feb 4th, 2005, 10:14 AM
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Yes Amsterdam has embraced Sunday shopping in force - whereas just a few years ago the only thing you could be in shops on Sunday was cannabis, now they're all open on the main shopping drags.
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Feb 4th, 2005, 12:21 PM
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MyriamC, actually, many non-touristy shops on the rue Haute (Hoogstraat) are open on Sundays. They range from home furnishings stores (definitely not tourist shops!) to clothing stores to bookstores and are full of Belgians, expats, and visitors. Shopping along the rue Haute on a Sunday afternoon is a popular thing to do in Brussels.
The shops on the Sablon area cater to both visitors and locals. I wouldn't call them touristy shops because they aren't selling little souvenir gimmicks. They're selling very nice things usually in the mid to upper price ranges (you don't consider Flamant a tourist shop, do you?).
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Feb 4th, 2005, 12:37 PM
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Thanks!

Now, if only I can figure out what I want to do on this trip....
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