Coronavirus measures

The City of Brussels has taken several decisions in order to best respect the measures of the federal government in the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19). More info: coronavirus measures by the City of Brussels.


Outdoor markets

The flea market of the Place du Jeu de Balle in the Marolles is certainly the most known Brussels market. Lots of other markets take place in Brussels every week.

Coronavirus measures: the markets with fewer than 50 stalls can be reopened since 18 May 2020 after validation by the municipal government, under strict conditions of social distance and hygiene.

These markets will reopen:

  • Anneessens market from Tuesday 19 May
  • Place Sainte Catherine organic market from Wednesday 20 May
  • Peter Benoit and Rue de Wand markets from Friday 22 May
  • Place Sainte Catherine market from Saturday 23 May
  • Chaussée d'Anvers market from Wednesday 3 June (from 9 am to 2 pm)
  • Bockstael market from Saturday 6 June (at the Place Willems)
  • Sablon antiques market from Saturday 13 June
  • Place du Jeu de Balle market from Sunday 21 June:
    • opening hours: each Tuesday from 9 am to 3 pm, Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm
    • in 3 independent sub-markets with less than 50 stalls so that as many traders as possible can resume their work
    • the 3 markets each have their own entry and exit: map Place du Jeu de Balle (Vossenplein) market (PDF, 79.29 KB)
    • hydroalcoholic gel is available to the customers
  • Anneessens bicycle market: from Sunday 12 July (opening hours: Sunday from 8 am to 2 pm)
  • Place Agora artisan market: from Friday 17 July (opening hours: Friday from 11 am to 7 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm)

Opening under the following conditions:

  • the maximum number of visitors allowed in the market is one visitor per 1.5 running meters of stall
  • merchants and their staff are required to cover their mouths and noses for the duration of the operation of a stall with a mask or any other fabric alternative
  • the municipal authorities provide the products necessary for hand hygiene, at the market entry and exit
  • the products necessary for hand hygiene in the markets are made available by the merchants to their staff and customers
  • visitors are prohibited from consuming food or drinks in the markets
  • an organization or system allowing to check how many customers are present on the market is set up
  • a one-way traffic plan is drawn up, with separate entries and exits on the market, unless there is a reasoned exemption granted in exceptional circumstances by the local authorities

The market visit is carried out alone and for a period not exceeding the necessary and usual time. An adult can accompany minors living under the same roof or a person in need of assistance.

Access to the markets is organized by the municipal authorities, so as to respect the rules of social distancing, in particular the maintenance of a distance of 1.5 meters between each person, as well as the appropriate prevention measures, which are at least equivalent to those in the Guide for the opening of shops.

Traders can use a 'restart pack' offered by the City (masks, gel, posters). Contact:

General markets

Place Emile Bockstael and surroundings

Market for any objects, with the exception of those having been used: Saturday from 8 am till 1 pm.

Chaussée d'Anvers

(Between the Rue Masui and the Square Jules De Trooz)
Market for any objects with the exception of those having been used: Wednesday from 8 am till 1 pm.

Place Peter Benoit

Market for any objects with the exception of those having been used: Friday from 8 am till 5 pm.

Place Anneessens

Market for any objects with the exception of those having been used: Tuesday from 8 am till 1 pm.

Special markets

Place du Grand Sablon

  • Antiques market, objects at least 30 years old: Saturday from 9 am till 5 pm and on Sundays from 9 am till 3 pm.
  • Gourmet market: each Thursday from 3 pm to 9 pm (gastronomy market).

Place Sainte-Catherine

  • Towards zero waste market: Saturday, from 8 am to 5 pm.
  • Organic food market: Wednesday from 7:30 am till 3 pm.

Place du Jeu de Balle and surroundings

Flea market (any used objects): every day from 7 am till 2 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 3 pm.

Boulevard du Midi

(Between the Rue Terre-Neuve and the bridge of the railroad)
Market of bicycles and second-hand mopeds: Sunday from 8 am till 2 pm.

Agora Roundabout

Crafts and art market every Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10 am till 7 pm (not in January).

Jardin de la Vallée de Maelbeek (suspended market)

Micro-market 'Jeudi Jardin' with dairy products, beverages and snacks for children, delicacies from European countries,...: each Monday and Thursday from noon to 8 pm.

Place Jean Rey (suspended market)

European Canteen Market: sales of dairy products, beverages and snacks for children, delicacies from European countries: each Wednesday from noon to 8 pm.

Rue De Wand - intersection with Avenue Wannecouter

  • Organic and local products. Each Friday, from 2 pm to 7 pm (also during the Christmas holidays).