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Address: Centro Historico, Mechelen 2800, 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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5 mins walking distance from the Grand Place, this one is like a miniature version of the world as you can guarantee people form every country over here...a lazy walk under the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

5 mins walking distance from the Grand Place, this one is like a miniature version of the world as you can guarantee people form every country over here...a lazy walk under the sun while just watching people from different country different culture and ofcourse not to forget the fries with sauce or pancake with cherry and cream...simply delicious....

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Plenty of bars and restaurants , although they tend to close early, most close on a sunday, also Public WC in square is locked on a sunday and eve.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Nice place for a stroll if the weather is cooperating. Have a beer or coffee at one of the nearby cafes and enjoy the scene. I was there quite a while back so my "when did you travel date" is off. But this place has been here a very long time and has an incredible market.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This massive square its the center of Antwerp where every weekend people gather for a community market. A very interesting and in a very traditional setting that its centuries old, people shop around this beautiful area in what its a perfect environment surrounded by old houses from medieval times, beautiful churches and a well maintain city hall. Its also a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Old stone, gothic styling, a medieval ambiance in the heart of modern Europe. I first saw the Grand Place in 1986 when the buildings were black with soot from pollution and repair work was just starting. It was less cosmopolitan back then and felt like a well kept Belgian secret. The restoration has lifted it from a somewhat severe and... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Grote market is the centre of Mechelen surrounded with ancient architectures, churches, shopping streets etc...There is a market every Saturday until 13:00. Easily accessible by public transports.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

lots of small cobbled streets and hundreds of old churches. No tourists at all , no tourist shoips. It was a peaceful visit. Lots of restaurants and prices were reasonable. A good alternative to Antwerp.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

easy to walk through and around. Plenty of shops and bars with some out of the ordinary retail opportunities

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Surrounded by lots of coffee shops and hosts a great market on Saturday mornings. A pretty square with lots going on around it. Well worth a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The size of the market square is huge, and is surrounded by grand old buildings. The cathedral dominates the buildings. It is a good place to 'people watch', or just enjoy the sunshine.

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Address: Address: Centro Historico, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Mechelen

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