Many of the shops in the historical city centre are open every first Sunday of the month. Performances and small mobile events make Sunday shopping an even more memorable experience.
The shopping capital of Flanders
Shopping in Antwerp is always an experience. There’s a wide variety of shops to choose from, including fashion, design, antiques, delicatessen and vintage. They are all within walking distance in a city that is both hip and historic, cool and classic, trendy and traditional. Antwerp also has many restaurants, pubs, museums, attractions and hidden beauty spots. So heading to Antwerp for a day of shopping can involve much more than you expected. Shopping on Sunday? Then you can also enjoy all kinds of entertainment. Music, dance, theatre, a brass band, a small-scale event… they will all make your Sunday shopping experience even more unique.
Antwerp’s city centre
The retailers in the historic city centre welcome you with open arms every first Sunday of the month. You can shop ‘til you drop in the following streets and neighbourhoods: De Keyserlei, Meir, Diamond district, Wilde Zee, Fashion district, Hoogstraat, Kloosterstraat, Steenhouwersvest, Kammenstraat, Groenplaats and Zuid.
Getting to the centre of Antwerp is easy by public transport. Coming by car? Then the car parks on the fringe of the city are definitely an option. Switch to public transport to get into the city centre easily. There are also several paid car parks in the centre of the city. The city has its own Velo bike rental service, too.
Test the new digital tools in some of the shops along the Meir during Sunday shopping. OJOO
is a free app that will guide you along the surprising Innovation Boulevard shopping route.
What’s more, you can enjoy free Wi-Fi on the shopping route which runs from De Keyserlei, Leysstraat and Meir to the KBC Tower. Free Wi-Fi is also available on Groenplaats, Grote Markt, Oude Koornmarkt, Suikerrui and Steenplein. Search for ‘Antwerp Free Wi-Fi’.
Sunday shopping in 2018
There is always something going on in Antwerp. Sunday shopping is now even more fun thanks to the many events happening in the city.
- 3 June 2018
- 1 July 2018
- 5 August 2018
- 2 September 2018
- 7 October 2018 (Customers Weekend | Antwerp Fashion Weekend | Masters of Taste)
- 4 November 2018
- 2 December 2018 (St Nicholas, surroundings of the Meir)
- 9 December 2018 (end-of-year shopping)
- 16 December 2018 (end-of-year shopping)
- 23 December 2018 (end-of-year shopping)
- 30 December 2018 (end-of-year shopping)