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Place du Grand Sablon

Place du Grand Sablon | R. de Rollebeek, Brussels, Belgium
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Ranked #21 of 211 attractions in Brussels
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Running, Shopping, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It is a nice neighborhood, very cosy. There are many nice cafes, restaurants and boutiques around the place. A must see in brussels, away from all the Grande Place tourist crowds.

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York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We found the Grand Place to be too crowded and not really enjoyable with all the restaurants and bars being intolerably packed. The Place de Sablon is a very different animal though - with the flea markets and pretty gardens and church to visit. There are the vast array of chocolatiers to choose from as well a good selection of... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is by far one of the prettiest spaces in Brussels. Though in the summer months, busy with tourists (but that is the same everywhere). Historic houses with art galleries, good bars and some of the best chocolates. In December, when the lights are on, by far, one of the most romantic square in Europe.

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