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Flea Market at Jeu de Balle

Place du Jeu de Balle | Marolles quarter, Brussels, Belgium
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Ranked #37 of 62 Shopping in Brussels
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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Bitburg, Germany
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176 reviews 176 reviews
74 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We always visit when we're in Brussels over a weekend. It's one of the only things to do on a Sunday morning, and really interesting. I've picked up some neat things there, and when I have guests from the US they are always interested and get lots of cool pictures here. Take small bills, and don't be afraid to bargain... More

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Andechs, Germany
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

from reading the reviews left by others, it seems there is a lot of variation in the quality of the stuff on offer at the flea market (which shouldnt be a surprise, considering it is a daily market). We were there on a saturday morning early and it was great! One of my favourite flea market experiences in Europe, actually...... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I don't know why people are complaining about this market, after all it is a "flea market" so of course it's full of junk. I found it great fun to browse through and haggle for clothes, jewelry, household goods and general junk. There was even a stall selling second-hand false teeth! The atmosphere was great, with buskers and cafes around... More

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Sussex
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Without exception the stalls (mostly blankets on the ground) consisted of absolute rubbish. A lot of the ground was littered with broken glass and broken items. Most of the "stuff" would look quite at home on a skip. I don't know where the other reviewers saw their great bargains - maybe there is another Brussels I haven't yet discovered!!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Nearly all house clearance junk or manufactured 'antiques'. A total waste of time. Any boot sale in the Sussex/Kent area would be up market by comparison.

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Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Takea stroll and your time to explore the antique and curio shops on the way to the square. then when you arrive enjoy the bartering/ haggling for there is everything there from small items to enough to furnish your home ! Just remember that airlines have weight restrictions and be guided by that fact . Cafes, food and street entertainment... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Enjoyed this very much, it was a bit of everything. Be prepared to haggle, be prepared for them to come after you if you say no. But it is a magical step back in time from early 1900's up to the 60's and 70's, I would gladly go back to Brussels just for this. Just take time to look round... More

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UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

A great experience. ..and a wealth of bargains on vintage clothes, antiques and other household items although you need to arrive early to get the best stuff. Very eclectic and some stalls will bargain more than others - but don't be afraid to walk away if you feel they are taking the piss because you are a tourist! I loved... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Just not worth the effort to visit. If like most visitors to Brussels you will probably be staying in central Brussels, so will have to travel to reach this square. The roads leading up to this square are nice to explore, with lots of Antique shops, Interior Design shops and general Nick-Knack shops, but the square itself has nothing of... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I have been visiting here for at least 10 years, and the place has gone down hill in the last few. I still enjoy stopping by and walking through, but it is now mainly boxes of junk and used household goods and old clothes. You have to be patient to find any "hidden treasures" and you will want to wash... More

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