Anyone who has the habit of going shopping on Saturday will have to adjust his or her schedule somewhat this week. It’s Armistice Day, a public holiday, and that means most shops will be closed. Check here where you can and cannot go.
Saturday is the busiest day of the week department stores. But now, November 11, most shops remain closed. Anyone who wants to do their shopping for the weekend will have to do so a day earlier. So on Friday. Although some smaller local shops will be open, half or even a whole day.
All gmunicipal and town halls, OCMWs, municipal libraries and government services are closed on Armistice Day. This means that you cannot go there again until Monday.
Febelfin reports that the banks are closed. Customers can bank electronically and use the self-banking areas at the payment terminals and banknote dispensers.
Post offices are closed and there is no mail or newspaper delivery on November 11. Transactions can be done online.
The police services remain available at all times, even on public holidays, although the district offices are closed. You cannot go there for administrative matters. Anyone who needs urgent police assistance should call the emergency number 112.
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Most DIY-companies are closed on Armistice Day. Some Gamma’s are open until the afternoon on Saturday. Check the website in advance if you urgently need planks, paint or a hammer.
Public markets just carry on.
Most clothing and shoe stores are closed on November 11, but not all. Maasmechelen Village, for example, is open. And clothing chain ZEB also makes a habit of staying open on public holidays. That is also the case now.
The catering industry remains open.
Most museums will remain closed. The MAS in Antwerp is open. It is best to check the website of the museum you want to visit in advance so that you do not make a pointless trip.
Zoos You can visit such as the Antwerp Zoo, Planckendael and Pairi Daiza.
Amusement park Walibi remains closed. Plopsaland, Bellewaerde and Bobbejaanland are open.