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Shops open SUNDAY ("extraordinarily" like before XMas)

Question

Is there some way to know which shops (large ones/shopping centers) are extraordinarily open on a given Sunday?

Answer
kasseistamper Dec 4, 2016 11:33

In my local free paper it was announced that the local shops will be open on 11 and 18 December.
And, of course, the Gouden Kruispunt shopping centre (one of the biggest in the country) is open every Sunday of the year. On the last time that Christmas Day was on a Sunday, there was even a supermarket there open until mid-day.

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Rupert Dec 5, 2016 11:06

I was truly shocked that places like Docks Bruxsel were closed yesterday

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Mikek1300gt Dec 7, 2016 13:11

Much of Antwerp was open and they were doing a roaring trade. The fact that a place like Docks feel no need to open, or cannot, is telling.

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becasse Dec 8, 2016 10:11

Actually Mike, what it tells you is that the law controls Sunday opening in Belgium for shops of over a certain size. Larger shops can only open if the area has formal tourist status which confers the right to open on Sundays if the shops wishes. Parts of central Brussels now have such status but presumably Docks doesn't.

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R.Harris Dec 8, 2016 17:04

Why does anyone need stores to open on Sunday. It's really too bad that they are changing this...

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