There are good appliance, electronic and hardware stores around Brussels, but the prices can often be quite expensive when compared to other European countries, and certainly more so than the United States. The selection is extensive, however, and prices can vary between shops. Usually the best prices for quality brand names can be found at the larger stores, though there are smaller shops around the city that sell less recognized name electronics and appliances for lower prices. Beware, though, that there is no guarantee on the quality. Stores like these can be found walking near Brussels South and North stations.
Appliance and Electronic Stores
Vanden Borre – Good selection of home appliances and electronics at decent prices. For more information go to http://www.vandenborre.be/WEB/app/WEB.vdb?Call=START&Taal=NL#
Exell – Large selection of computers, printers, scanners and more. There are multiple locations in Brussels and prices are generally reasonable. For more information and store locations visit http://www.exell.be/C2S_HomeL10.ASP?lang=NL
Photo Hall – For cameras, camcorders, camera equipment, mobile phones and more, this is a good destination. Again prices are fairly reasonable and there is a vast selection. http://www.photohall.be/photohall_nl/
Media Markt – For a vast selection of most appliances and electronics, Media Markt is a one-stop-mega warehouse. Prices are very reasonable and they have a wide range of products and brand names at reasonable prices. For more information and locations.
Eldi – Specializing in discount electronic goods, Eldi has a number of stores around Brussels. http://www.eldi.be/shop/webshop.asp
Krefel – Large selection of household electronics at reasonable prices with several outlets in and around Brussels. http://www.krefel.be/ Fnac – Wide variety of household electronics, gaming and general entertainment retailer with several stores in Brussels. http://www.fnac.be/
Brico – A do-it-yourself hardware store, Brico has a decent range of home products and solutions and has multiple locations around Brussels.http://www.brico.be/wabs/nl/doe-het-zelf-winkel/index.do
Hubo – A do-it-yourself chain with many shops around Brussels. Prices are generally quite reasonable though the selection is often not as good as Brico. http://www.hubo.be/
Aveve – A do-it yourself chain, also reasonably priced though often a more limited range of goods than Brico. http://www.aveve.be/