After stocking up on culture and history, why not relax with a shopping spree! Waterloo and Beyond have many commercial facilities and trademarks where you are bound to find that special something!
All of the great names in readymade fashions are present, of course, along with less known boutiques that will surprise you with their originality.
Waterloo and Beyond boast many shopping malls where you can satisfy your shopping whims even in bad weather. Some examples are: Esplanade in Louvain-la-Neuve, Shopping in Nivelles, Passage Wellington in Waterloo and again Douaire in Ottignies.
Stroll through the heart of the towns and discover a multitude of friendly little independent boutiques. Rue Charlemagne and Rue des Wallons in Louvain-la-Neuve take you through a variety of stalls for every taste, with stops for a rest and a snack here and there. The same holds for Place du Cœur de Ville in Ottignies and the Wavre town centre.
Would you like to keep a souvenir of your trek or a local treat? Don't hesitate to stop by our tourist offices.
Weekly markets, with their warm atmosphere are organized in every corner of the region. Take advantage to meet the local population and to buy our specialties!
Special promotional actions are organized during the year, and sales take place in January and July. At the local street fairs, for example, shops offer their collections at discount prices!
By and large, stores are open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day except Sunday. Automatic tellers operate at your convenience 24 hours a day in all town centres, and most stores accept credit cards.
The Esplanade in Louvain-la-Neuve