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Address: Centro Historico, Mechelen 2000, Belgium
Activities: People-watching
Description: Antwerp's "Great Market" square is a popular attraction in the heart of...
Antwerp's "Great Market" square is a popular attraction in the heart of the old city.
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We arrived on a saturday morning and there was a real nice market atmosphere.sun was out and all the terraces were full with people enjoying a meal or a nice beer..around 3pm it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Berlare, Belgium
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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360 reviews 360 reviews
220 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This Market Square is surrounded by many beautiful buildings but on a Monday which is not a market day it is quiet and devoid of any atmosphere. From reading other reviews Saturday is the day to visit. Unfortunately I could not change the itinerary of our River Cruise!

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Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely area with some great historical buildings. Nice location for a drink any day, but quiet in the evening. Beautiful for a short visit. Not the place for an extended stay unless you are looking for quiet walks and afternoon drinks.

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Berlare, Belgium
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152 reviews 152 reviews
50 attraction reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We arrived on a saturday morning and there was a real nice market atmosphere.sun was out and all the terraces were full with people enjoying a meal or a nice beer..around 3pm it was much calmer,market was away and you could see more of the surroundings.we enjoyed very much

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We loved visiting Mechelen since its not crowded at all This lovely square is so cute. It was easy to find a place to sit and chill with a beer in a cafe outside while listening to the bells of St. Rumbold's Cathedral. It will be a memorable experience.

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Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

With the archecturally attractive St Rombouts Cathedral to the western corner, the Stadhuis to the east and some attractive shopping streets to the south, this old market square is flanked by a number of bars, cafe's and restaurants. A very pleasant place to sit and sip on a sunny afternoon......

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A stunning place to stop for a beer and or a coffee, imagine brugge without the tourists and you get the idea

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Romsey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Compared with other Grote Markts (yes it has a 'T') in Belgium this one is rather tame. A very nice ornate town hall makes a visit worthwhile but plan for this to be a passing visit than somewhere to spend much time in.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The market is a super place with very good pubs like the sava. The saterday market is a moment one should not miss

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Mechelen, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Dear ones may I draw your attention to the fact that 1° the correct name is Grote Markt (with a T) and 2° that the image shown is not one of the Grote Markt in Mechelen but in Antwerp. As a result, the comments I can see are messed up again. TigerSurrey relates to an annual steer weighing contest, which... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been to this place many times during summertime, but this time it was during winter, and I still find it very interesting and lively.

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