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Place du Grand Sablon

Address: Place du Grand Sablon | R. de Rollebeek, Brussels, Belgium
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Begin the weekend strolling the weekly antique markets on the Place du Grand Sablon.
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San Antonio, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

There is so much to do in Brussels; yet it gets so little respect compared to neighboring Paris or Amsterdam. The Grand Place has different types of architecture. Some going back to the middle ages and others added much later in the 18th century. Belgium was created out of both Dutch and French peoples and their language reflects it. They... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

After visiting the many museums and gardens in this area, Place du Grande Sablon, we were tired. We were on the verge of being cranky when we saw La Malcour. The sign out front said "quiche and salad 9EU$" so we headed inside to get out of the throngs of people. Bridget brought us Chimay and Quiche.... Absolutely delicious and... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Went during a christmas market and it was one of my favourite days of our trip to Brussels - there were four tents in the square, one for each of the Michelin starred restaurants in the city and then a champagne bar in the centre. The idea being that you could try some food from each of the restaurants (for... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Of course its one of the places you should visit, while staying in Brussels. But there is nothing special about it, even on Sunday, when there is an open flea market. Also there are lots of cars, because of the open car parking place. If you are interested in antiques, there are about 50-60 quite well organized stand sellers to... More

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Patras, Greece
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21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had such a great time at Place du Grand Sablon looking at all the antiquities on sale there in a fantastic environment! Make sure you don't miss it!

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I don't get all the fuss about this place. It is not ugly or anything but it is just the same as any other part of the center, nothing special about it. If you are in the neighbourhood don't bother.

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Warsash, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Good hotel, very friendly and helpful people, couldn't do enough for you. Hotel room was really nice and comfortable.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It was neat to be here on a Saturday when they market was set up. Don't try to drive down to the square as the roads are blocked off. there are several neat shops in the immediate neighborhood.

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San Diego, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I think this is the real local Brussels? Random boutique shops, restaurants, and chocolatiers, but without the masses of tourists in Grand Place. The center is mainly used as a parking lot, which spoils the ambience. A park should be put in its place.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A good place to people watch and wander. Don't forget to take in the Petit Sablon further up - a small park surrounded by small statues each depicting a different guild. If walking continue on towards Place Jeu do balle before heading 'up' again towards the wonderfully huge and ugly Palais de Justice.

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