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Grote Markt

Grote Markt, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Ranked #5 of 81 attractions in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: People-watching
Description: Antwerp's "Great Market" square is a popular attraction in the heart of the old city.
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A very pleasant and lovely area with many shops and restaurants. A nice clean area to just hang out in or to spend some time having a beer and fries. Beautiful buildings everywhere you look and a short walk to the riverfront.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This whole place is a great market area perfect for strolling, shopping and even hunting for different types of food. The vibe of the place is quite different. The area is surrounded with quite a lot of historical and beautiful buildings like the city halls that usually have the flags of various nations fluttering in the air. The fountain outside... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
37 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is were Thomas Moore and Erasmus discussed politics and philosophy. Many guilds houses were restaured. If you cannot make it to Brussels Grand-Place, this is a very equitable visit.

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Arusha, Tanzania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Loved the different cultures and traditional foods on sale. The people are just amazing. Visited during a public holiday when there was also some concert in the square, so there was also nice music.

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Hamilton, Canada
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216 reviews 216 reviews
156 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a great place to wander around and look at the numerous stores and beautiful buildings. Outside City Hall is the Brabo Fountain, a place where people seem to be taking an inordinate number of "selfies" when we were there. The statue commemorates the legend of the naming of the city. Around the area are numerous guild halls with... More

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437 helpful votes 437 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The surrounding buildings are the interest. Study each of the guildhalls to find their patron saints, focus of activity, etc. in lovely bas relief, weathervanes, and sculptures. The city hall is ablaze with flags of many nations representing the consulates. Of course, this is tourist central. It can be a great colorful place to have a drink and people-watching. However,... More

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Melbourne
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196 reviews 196 reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Grote market in Antwerp is your average market square with restaurants on the outer sides and an area to hold the market on the inside. Whilst we were there a market was set up with some different types of stalls, mainly with food and some selling alcoholic drinks, like a pop up bar. Our hotel was right next to... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This site is one of the more beautiful squares in Belgium. Just like all of the other tourists, take some time to go by and take some pictures. I recommend eating or getting a drink at one of the many nearby restaurants and bars.

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Quito, Ecuador
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130 reviews 130 reviews
59 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is one of the best central place I´ve been to and it is because of their surroundings, the neighborhood portraits beautiful timeless houses and the castle! oh what a nice city!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A certain amount of cheap tat, as at all markets. But there were excellent local food and drink items on sale. The real deal - not some tourist thing.

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