Braderies and flea markets showcase the city’s identity and punctuate life in our neighbourhoods.
For some people, this is a chance to find a bargain; for others, it allows them to have a clearout and de-clutter. It also allows consumers make informed choices, a place where second-hand shopping goes hand-in-hand with low prices, thus creating an important connection to our economic culture.
If organisers of activities, events, trading associations and neighbourhoods wish to occupy the public space of the City of Brussels, this temporary occupation is subject to prior approval from the municipal authorities.
The Department of Economic Affairs of the City of Brussels authorises various types of commercial events, such as the opening of a shop, the anniversary of a business (with facilities placed outside such as a food truck, a red carpet, an arbour, a parasol, etc.).