Antwerp has always been a ‘market town’ with a tradition of open markets. This chilled way of shopping reveals the real Antwerp for inhabitants and visitors alike. Local everyday markets are dotted around the city and over weekends themed markets offer an abundance of produce and things for sale.


Weekly markets

Vogelenmarkt (Birds market)

flowers, antiques, fabrics, jewellery, exotic birds, hamsters and rabbits ...
Oudevaartplaats, Theaterplein and surroundings
Sunday, from 8 am to 1 pm (also on public holidays)

Exotic market

local products but also Turkish, Moroccan en southern specialities
Oudevaartplaats, Theaterplein and surroundings
Saturday, from 8 am to 4 pm (except on public holidays)

Friday market

old furniture and small antiques are being put up for auction
Friday, from 9 am to 1 pm

Antiques market Saturday

Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm (except on public holidays)

Antiques market Sunday

Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm (also on public holidays)

Bio Market

products with a bio quality label
Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm


Monthly markets


Boekenplein (Books Square)

book market where you can enjoy musical performances while having something to eat/drink
De Coninckplein
every third Sunday of the month (except November, December, January and February), from 10 am to 5 pm


art market in the south district (Zuid); different artists (painters, photographers, graphic artists, sculptors) show their work in an alloyed "à la Montmartre" ambience. Lambermontmartre hosts a series of unique acoustic concerts.
May-September: every last Sunday from noon to 5 pm

Market for tomorrow

Creative forum where beginning designers present their creations of fashion, accessories, jewels or graphic work. Ambiance pleasant bar and music.
10/04, 08/05, 12/06, 14/08, 11/09, 09/10 and 11/12.
Square between Kloosterstraat and Riemstraat

Brocantwerpen - Flea market

Flea-market finds, antiques and vintage.
March – October : every last Wednesday of the month, from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Grote Markt

Swan Market

Fashion, jewellery, art, vintage and accessories.
24/04, 22/05, 19/06, 17/07, 28/08 and 18/09, from noon to 6.00 p.m.
With live music in the local pubs and restaurants.


Yearly markets


Rubens market

the Rubens market takes you back to the 17th century when Rubens, the great master of baroque, lived. The stallholders are dressed in clothes of that era.
Grote Markt and surroundings
August 15, from 8 am to 10 pm

Christmas market

cosy Christmas market where you can have a bite while enjoying musical performances. You can also have fun on the ice rink.

Dubieus Design

Open-air market for second-hand design near the streetfair of Offerandestraat, organised bij "Designcenter De Winkelhaak".
Lange Winkelhaakstraat 26 


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