Trade, economy & finance
Brussels is an important centre of economic activity. There are small and big shops. The City also needs lots of means to assure its services and to finance its actions.
Traders in the City of Brussels get 15 exceptions each year to the mandatory weekly rest day. The distribution over the various periods, imposed by the City, varies by commercial quarter.
This map shows ATMs or cashpoints on the territory of the City of Brussels. Where to find banks for cash withdrawals in Brussels? If you click the places, the bank office and address will be shown.
The shops on the territory of the City of Brussels are allowed to be open on several Sundays during the Christmas holidays.
In Belgium, a trader can only sell products under the name 'sales' ('solden' in Dutch, 'soldes' in French) twice a year. Both periods of sales are determined by law. The first period begins on 3 January and ends on 31 January 2014.