There are a few flea markets in the city, as well as streets with many shops that sell the sort of stuff you see at flea-markets. As with flea markets around the world, bargaining is everything, and after a good “haggle” you can often get real deals. Below is a list of the most popular areas:
Marche au Puces (Brussels Flea Market) – One of the only antique and flea markets in the world open every day of the year. Everything from antiques to second-hand goods can be found at this market Place du Jeu de Balle, Brussels 1000. Open 6am-2pm.
Place du Sablon – Higher-end antique market for more serious collectors. By Our Lady of Sablon Church, Place du Sablon, Brussels 1000. Open Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 9am-2pm.
Rue Haute & Rue Blaes – Streets where there are many flea-market type shops selling antiques, second hand goods, arts and crafts, lamps etc. Just wander around these streets (they are close to each other in the Marolles area where there are plenty such shops) and you will always find something interesting.
Place Chatelain – Off the Rue de Bailli, this market begins at 2pm on Wednesdays and every Sunday Morning from 8 am. You can find a variety of foods and clothes.
Vossenplein – Located at Vossenplein Metro Station, this is just one stop from Brussels Midi Station, the main station for international, regional and domestic trains in Brussels, and features a large array of food, household goods and clothes and is very popular with both locals and expats because of the variety and the cheap prices. The market is open on Sunday from 8am until just after lunch, around 2pm.