Things to Do in Belgium

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The antique-jewelry shop is just down the street from Dries Van Noten's fashion flagship. Read More

To go antiquing in Brussels is to bask in civility and ease. Stay hard by the Gothic, gilded Grand Place - a square called on of the most beautiful in... Read More

The association vets dealers and has strict membership criteria—to be eligible, you have to have been in the market for at least 10 years. Read More

A fuchsia-and-black jewel box filled with froth dresses and accessories. Read More

The houses in Zurenborg - along Cogels-Osylei, Transvaalstraat, and Waterloostraat - are unique in Europe; more than 150 are designated landmarks. They... Read More

Treat yourself to a package of speculoos (traditional Belgian spice cookies) to snack on as you descend back toward the Grand Place. Read More

One of the few active breweries remaining in Brussels is the family-run Cantillon Brewery, built in 1900 in an old warehouse and famous for its acidic... Read More

These dealers in African art and relics as well as the adjacent Congo Basin Art History Research Center can be found on a charming lane off the Place du... Read More

Established in 1839, this antiques store is one of the few still holding on to its spot on the Place du Grand Sablon. Its salons are filled with 18th... Read More

A building in two parts: the old wing, an 18th-century mansion that showcases re-creations of domestic life in that era; and next door, a modern... Read More

At the Desmet antiques gallery, nearly everything is of majestic scale and almost nothing is Belgian. Sarcophagus-like stone tubs come from France,... Read More

Diamond House sits the heart of Antwerp's jewelry district. Read More

Here, an exhaustive history of the diamond trade is offered but most come for the dark corridors that hold brightly lit cases filled with 19th-century... Read More

The exhibition space and salesroom lets the public observe cutters and setters through windowed booths. Read More

The multitalented Muriel Bardinet (dealer, interior designer, painter, photographer) puts the chic back into shabby. Behind the striking curved-glass fa... Read More

A daring shoe store located near the Nationalestraat. Read More

The designer makes custom vintage-style jackets and dresses. Pick up one of her tailored, Audrey Hepburn-inspired evening gowns. Read More

The small museum's collection of vintage cameras and photgraphy equipment offers a comprehensive history of the craft. Don't miss the bookshop which has... Read More

A well-edited collection of 20th-century ceramics and furniture, plus the odd Pucci foulard. Read More

An ormolu-mounted fruit-wood desk and a bench of thick rubber molded to resemble giant blocks of chocolate front a huge painting of African dancers.... Read More

Haute Antiques houses 40 dealers whose wares span the full range of styles and periods, from a fanciful iron birdcage and a mod trapezoidal fireplace,... Read More

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