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Address: Place du Grand Sablon | R. de Rollebeek, Brussels, Belgium
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Running
Description: Begin the weekend strolling the weekly antique markets on the Place du...
Begin the weekend strolling the weekly antique markets on the Place du Grand Sablon.
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The place to be in Brussels

It is just one of the iconic Place of brussels where tourists but also brussels gentry people like to meet in restaurants, antics shop. All famous belgium chocolate makers have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It is just one of the iconic Place of brussels where tourists but also brussels gentry people like to meet in restaurants, antics shop. All famous belgium chocolate makers have shops here and you will find also the top Pastry shop Wittamer (really delicious pastries here).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We spent all day exploring Brussels. The morning in Atomium, and the afternoon in Place du Grand Sablon! Some amazing chocolate shops here that are worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

the place to go to taste the finest belgian chocolate, and a special mension of the salon de thé Pierre Marcolini, with the finest éclairs in the world ;-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This authentic square is often overlooked by tourists, yet it is in many ways more charming than the Grande Place. The church at the top of the square\ is a wonder and the shopping, dining, and chocolate buying possibilities are quite good as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We were here as we were going to have a few LEFFE BEER'S in,were else but CAFE LEFFE.This is a superb part of Brussels not to far from all the main tourist sight's such as GROTE MARKT,etc.etc but still a wonderful area to visit. If you like your chocolate your in the right area as there are a few really... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

While it is very pretty the amount of traffic and parked cars mean that there is no square as such that you can walk in. It is more a series of restaurants and chocolatiers set around a square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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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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