Where to Buy Second-Hand Furniture in Brussels

Set up your place in Brussels without breaking the bank by buying your furniture at these thrift shops and flea markets.


5 minute read
25 Oct 2022

Starting your new life in Brussels isn’t cheap. Luckily, it doesn't always have to break the bank. And if you ask us, buying second-hand furniture in Brussels is one of the best life hacks for adding a personal touch to your new flat while saving money when moving.

Read on to find out where you can snatch great furniture in Brussels for nearly free! And

bookmark this list so that you don’t forget any of these spots!

Second-hand stores in Brussels

The good thing about most thrift stores is that you can rest assured that all the used furniture they sell is repaired, cleaned and ready for a new round. So, it’s not only fun but also reliable to shop in such places. And once the stuff you bought doesn’t spark your joy anymore, you can bring it back to the shop and make someone happy!

1. Les Petits Riens

Address: Rue Américaine 101-105, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium

Les Petits Riens is a chain of 27 second-hand shops across Brussels and Wallonia. But in particular, we recommend their store on Rue Américaine in Ixelles. It’s one of the best places to buy second-hand furniture in Brussels and … return home with many items you didn’t really plan on buying!

This gigantic store is easy to get lost in. Here you can browse anything from affordable antique home decor and home appliances to vintage fashion found in their adjacent store on Rue Américaine 105. And the best part is that all the proceeds go to charity!

Make sure to plan a few hours when visiting Les Petits Riens. It’s a pretty popular store, so you might lose quite some time just waiting in line.

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2. Recyclerie Sociale

Address: Rue de Belgrade 104, 1060 Saint-Gilles, Belgium

This sizeable second-hand shop in the up-and-coming neighbourhood of St-Gilles is a real gem for those looking for kitchen appliances, decorations, clothes and used furniture in Brussels. Recyclerie Sociale collects and repairs the items that people wish to get rid of so you can buy them for nearly nothing!

3. De kringwinkel

Address: Bergensesteenweg 704 A, 1600 Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium

You’ll find countless items in good condition at De Kringwinkel ViTeS, from records to books, furniture to clothing. They have stores all over Belgium, but if you’re after home appliances and cheap furniture in Brussels, you should check out their store in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw.

4. Troc.com

Address: Av. Hansen-Soulie 46/48, 1040 Etterbeek, Belgium

Troc.com is an online marketplace and a chain of more than 100 physical stores in 6 European countries. All its assortment is presented both in shops and online, which makes hunting for that perfect piece of furniture way easier. You just need to reserve the item you liked online, pay, and it’ll be waiting for you to be picked up in the store. But if you just want to randomly pop up and browse used furniture in Brussels, we recommend going to Troc.com in Etterbeek.

3. La Vaisselle au Kilo

Address: Rue Haute 124 – 126, 1000 Bruxelles Ville, Belgium

La Vaisselle au Kilo is a go-to place for kitchen and tableware. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of styles — from classic to contemporary — and buy by the kilo or single pieces at reasonable prices.

Vintage markets in Brussels

If you want to decorate your house with one-of-a-kind vintage items, rummaging through market stalls might be your best bet. While your finds will most likely require some maintenance to shine bright again, you can be sure they’re worth the hassle.

1. Place de Jeu de Balle flea market

Address: Pl. du Jeu de Balle 1/79, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Opening times: Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday – Sunday: 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Located in the middle of the Marolles design district, the market on the Place de Jeu de Balle is the most famous flea market in Brussels. They say it’s also the world’s only flea market open 365 days a year!

Among various vintage cabinets, chairs and tables, you’ll find a myriad of antique accessories strewn out on blankets or sold straight off the back of dealers’ cars. As always with shopping vintage, it pays off to have some patience, dig through the clutter and haggle for the best prices.

The best days to go treasure-hunting at the Place de Jeu de Balle flea market are Thursdays and Fridays, but sometimes you can discover special pieces available only on weekends.

Don’t forget to withdraw enough cash before you head to the market. Very few vendors accept Belgian bank cards and you surely won’t be able to pay with cards like Visa and Amex.

2. Brussels Vintage Market

Address: Rue de Ligne 8, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Opening times: every first Sunday of the month, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Every first Sunday of the month, Brussels Vintage Market draws heaps of fashion enthusiasts and hipsters to shop a fresh selection of second-hand goods. While the main focus of the market is on vintage and designer wear, you might score some unique furniture pieces or home decor too if you’re lucky!

For a more furniture-oriented affair, you should visit their Brussels Design Market, happening every March and September. It’s the largest vintage market in Europe, selling 20th-century vintage design furniture and objects. While the furniture there can’t be considered cheap in general, you can find some great stuff for under €200.

Buying used furniture online in Brussels

Of course, today the easiest way to find something very cheap is online. Plenty of websites offer a platform for people to get rid of their clutter, making it easy for others to buy those items at ridiculously low prices. With a pinch of luck, you can even snatch a great piece of furniture in Brussels for free!

Buying used furniture on Facebook

If you have something specific in mind, you can just go to the Facebook marketplace and look for items by keywords. In case you want to browse a bit of everything, you should check these groups for used furniture in Brussels:

Shopping on 2ehands.be

You know how each country has its go-to classified website? In Belgium, it’s 2ehands.be.

You can buy and sell pretty much anything there, often for mere pennies. You’ll be surprised how people can sell for really cheap when they need to get rid of things quickly! But beware, that’s also why you should contact the seller straight away when you spot something of your interest. You wait too long and it’s gone!

2ehands.be is notorious for scammers. So make sure you don’t pay before you actually see the item in real life and always check for any defects.

Cheap furniture stores in Brussels

Vintage isn’t for everyone. Looking for something brand new? You should check out these affordable furniture stores in Brussels:


This one is a no-brainer. The prices for furniture can vary greatly, but you surely get what you pay for in IKEA.

You’ll find 2 large IKEA outlets in Brussels: one is in Anderlecht and another one in Zaventem. It’s a one-stop shop for everything you need for your new flat: from furniture to home decor, from cleaning tools to bedding … you can even get food at that place!

If assembling the furniture seems like a puzzle too hard, the IKEA assembly service can come to your rescue. However, this service isn’t as cheap as the furniture: expect to pay a minimum of €100.

2. Carrefour and Lidl

Thought these supermarkets only sell groceries?. Think again! Carrefour and Lidl are also great places to shop for homeware, electronics and even some small furniture for affordable prices. The stock of items varies each week, so you shouldn’t rely on crossing everything off your shopping list when going there. Rather pop by and see what they have to offer and be ready to be surprised!

3. Maisons du Monde

With a promise of making style and design accessible to all, French brand Maisons du Monde offers high-quality furniture for prices similar to those of IKEA. Each of their 4 stores in Brussels acts as a showroom presenting their furniture in realistic settings. So if you have a few hundred euros to spend, pay a visit to Maisons du Monde to romanticize how your dream home could look and start working towards it!

We hope your move to Belgium doesn’t seem as intimidating anymore. Remember that with a bit of patience and effort, you can furnish your new flat even with a small budget!

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