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Place du Grand Sablon

Place du Grand Sablon | R. de Rollebeek, Brussels, Belgium
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Ranked #22 of 216 Attractions in Brussels
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, Running, City walk sightseeing
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Begin the weekend strolling the weekly antique markets on the Place du Grand Sablon.
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Some of the most famous choclate and pastry shops are located there as well as a many antique shops ans art galeries.Small narrow streets all hiding some beautiful old houses to see. Some of the restaurants used to be chep and trendy in the old days but now are chique et chere and very trendy.Bars serve exotic cocktails, many different... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a very nice part of Brussels, seems a bit quieter then Grand-Place, but offers just as good restaurants, bars and chocolatiers / bakeries. Worth a visit.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Do visit here on your trip to Brussels. It's a 5 minute walk and the Sablon is an arty, foody area. The Place has some amazing chocolate and cake shops, and there's a coffee house/ restaurant where every world leader seems to have visited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

The market is interesting but really over priced and the shops are some of the same. Yet, it is still worth a visit. The architecture and area around it are fun to explore and we really had a great time.

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Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you're in Brussels on a Sunday, take time to visit the Grand Sablon's antique market. All the dealers seemed reputable and merchandise mostly high quality. Yet there were things for every price point and interest. We especially enjoyed the artwork and antique jewelry. This is a fun break from sightseeing! And of course, there are many top-notch chocolate shops... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We found this street by happenstance. It was NOT an amazing sight to see. Very posh and over priced. I wouldn't recommend coming here especially. It looks nothing like the pictures and looks like any other street! I was surprised what the fuss is about. Nearby there is a fabulous razor shop you should have a look into - looks... More

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Bs As
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A Place in french is like a Park or Square, full of plants, trees and lotof green. To relax, take nice pictures. The neighbourhood is really cute.

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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Was ok, pretty buildings but not quite the boutiquey shops I was expecting; good if you like/want chic (and expensive) homeware!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After the hordes of tourists in the Grand-Place; the Place du Grand Sablon is more relaxing and has the feel of a real neighborhood. Just a nice pretty area to wander the gardens and check out the chocolate shops that are more upscale than around the Grand-Place.

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Coal City, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a great area to wander through shops and to stop and have lunch or a beer. We had a great lunch at the Leffe bar and all the good chocolate shops are here.

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