Rue Neuve (Brussels)

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Coordinates: 50°51′11″N 4°21′23″E / 50.853175°N 4.356433°E / 50.853175; 4.356433

Rue Neuve

Rue Neuve (French) or Nieuwstraat (Dutch) is a pedestrian street in Brussels' city center. It is the second most popular shopping area in Belgium by number of shoppers, after Meir in Antwerp.[1] It runs between Place de la Monnaie in the south and Place Charles Rogier in the north.

The street used to be called rue Notre-Dame/Onze-Lieve-Vrouwstraat, after the Church of Our Lady of Finistere, which is now in the middle of the retail district.

Rue Neuve has the second highest rents of any street in Belgium, at €1,600/square metre/year. Meir in Antwerp ranks first, with 1,700 €/square metre/year.[2]