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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: Running, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
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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It's a must visit on your trip to Belgium! Loads of great cafes and pubs and great to walk around and spend some time here. Indulge in the local fare and take loads of pictures... read more

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

It's a must visit on your trip to Belgium! Loads of great cafes and pubs and great to walk around and spend some time here. Indulge in the local fare and take loads of pictures. Its one of the most beautiful squares in Europe! It's close to Grote Market as well! There are plenty of artisan chocolate stores, so stock... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We have been to 12 cities in Western Europe and many squares, but I must say that this square is by far the most magnificent amongst all! Go take an afternoon coffee break at the cafes nearby (if Starbucks is your thing, there is one at the square). If you want to buy chocolates, there are Godiva and Leonidas outlets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a square filled with expensive antique shops and swanky restaurants. This major square attracts many tourists who especially enjoy exploring the art galleries and the delicious chocolate outlets. The area is particularly beautiful during specific festivals which take place throughout the year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Only 10 minutes walk from Grand Place or the Royal Palace, it is located in a less touristic, popular district of Brussels, giving home to numerous fine restaurants, bars, chocolate and antique stores and such. Most of the buildings are built in traditional Belgian style, with the Church of Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon located in the middle, dominating... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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