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Place du Grand Sablon

Address: Place du Grand Sablon | R. de Rollebeek, Brussels, Belgium
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Ranked #26 of 217 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Running
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Begin the weekend strolling the weekly antique markets on the Place...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Running
Fee: Yes
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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nyk
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272 reviews 272 reviews
180 attraction reviews
564 helpful votes 564 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The place is perfect to hang out after sight seeing. We loved this part of the city with restaurants, shops, cafes, street market to hang out and relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

All the high-end chocolate shops there, plus the church. Delving into the history of Notre Dame of Sablon was very interesting. God has blessed people with peace inside the church for many centuries. Sablon was the "sandy hill" on which the crossbowmen built this church. Fabulous.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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47 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice place to have lunch in one of the many pretty restaurants around the garden, or have a coffe or glass of wine and afterwards visit the several Antiquity shops and enjoy seeing and or buying all the different things they have. There are also a cake shop and a chocolate store you will not be... More 

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Calgary
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65 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Some good shopping and eating in a nice little corner of Brussels. I came here looking for Antiques and was somewhat disappointed. If you walk from here down to 125 Blaes you might have better luck like I did.

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Regina, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I really don't get the reviews that say this was anything other than spectacular. Coming from Canada, we don't have a lot of the older history that exists in Europe, so perhaps we're more easily 'wowed'. Anyway, we took a day trip to Brussels while staying in London. When I stepped into the square, my jaw literally dropped at how... More 

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manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

.. that I'd rate it unforgettable as there are much more grander areas. Of course, its architecture is in keeping with the whole Brussels "experience" but this is a workaday place and not really a "must-see" place in my opinion :)

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Well, what can I say? The Grand Sablon is festooned with architectural treats that keep your eyes busy and nice features that keep your other senses occupied. It's one of the first places that I touched down in when I first lived in Brussels all those years ago. And I'll always remember the various cafes and shops in the area... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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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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Vermont
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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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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