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“Rates well below many European 'main streets'”
Review of Rue Neuve

Rue Neuve
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Like many reviewers, this certainly wasn't a highlight of our trip to Brussels. The quality of the shops on offer isn't fantastic, the pavements are broken and uneven, it's crowded with gangs of youths.
The best part? Erm.........

3  Thank ahj1970
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is by far the largest and most commonly-visited shopping street in Brussels. It is mainstream and houses most of the largest brands (H&M, Zara, Sisley, WE etc). You will most likely find pretty much everything you need, and should you want a slighly higher quality, Rue Neuve also houes INNO, a Belgian department store of quality. This place does get extremely busy, and attracts crowds that are rather rude and somewhat rowdy at times. Not a great place if you just want to walk around a shop in a calm manner. If that is what you want, you are better off trying Avenue Louise.

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

It's a narrow street for pedestirans and it has many shops of all kinds, clothes, shoes, home accessories etc. You can enjoy here half a day at least. Since it's very close to the metro - you can take all your shopping bags back to the hotel easily. So plan the starting and ending point according to the metro station.

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Full of Europe's main chain retail stores, this street does not generally disappoint. There is no need for a map here; the street is limited to pedestrian traffic and all the mid-market names like Celio, Zara, Mexx, H&M, Jules can be found here. Because all the stores are right next to each other and you don't have to watch for vehicular traffic, it feels like a big shopping mall. City 2, an indoor mall toward the northern end, has a number of good stores, including la FNAC and Armand Thierry, which has surprisingly helpful staff. If you look up and down the side streets, you can also find a few good shoe stores and further afield, some upscale stores on the Boulevard Adolphe Max. As you can find almost anything you want on this street (including a tasty kebab and a fresh look at men 18-22), don't hesitate to check it out.

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Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

This is quite a long street that goes from near Place Rogier to almost to the Grand Place! For the shopping enthusiast this has everything you could want. You must try the hot Guafres for sale at the windows (similar to a waffle) and the fresh fruit stand in front of the church. Health food people will live the Kiki restaurant by there too. There is a good restaurant on the top floor of the INNO store where the locals eat and you pay a lot less than in a local restaurant. Go in some of the mini malls off the side and browse through old used BD's (cartoon books) in several languages. There is a poster shop that has amazing work. I always allow a whole day of browsing and end up at Drug Opera for one of their amazing ice creams (Rue des Fripiers 32, 1000‎ Brussels). Their food is like art and it is at the Grand Place end. Enjoy your day and you will never forget. Even enjoy the music of the street musicians! Some are really good! You must also try the Leonidas chocolates which the locals eat. There are other brands but quality and price nothing beats Leonidas. You can mix or buy just one type. You pay for what you taste and you can buy from one piece to several kilos! I get a minimum of 6 kg each time I come to Brussels every year! This is a street for browsing, shopping, fun and just watching the people. Sales are real sales and you can get some great bargains! Enjoy.

5  Thank MartinR4961
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