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Place du Grand Sablon

Place du Grand Sablon | R. de Rollebeek, Brussels, Belgium
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As featured in Brussels for free and 1 other guide
Ranked #20 of 203 attractions in Brussels
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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Istanbul, Turkey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

very close the park Brussels and old royal place and also quite close grand place, have a chance to take tour inside and resting for some drinks and food.

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Grand Place is always vibrant. It doesn't matter which season you go, day or time you go. The history, the beauty of the buildings…. enjoy it while you have a coffee, lunch, beer in one of the many restaurants, cafes around. In the winter time you have the chance to see laser shows.

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Tourists and locals meet for a walk around this Place. It is an open "patio" surrounded by beautiful buildings, inviting restaurants and lace and chocolate shops. You'll also see artists displaying their work.You must have a beer and a cone of fries, both are Belgium's pride and are really good. Plenty of kinds to choose from! We tried the waffles... More

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London, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
77 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It is not far from the grand place and if you are around then you need to go there. There is a small market there as well and it is just 3 minutes walk from the central train station and 3-5 minutes from the grand place.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This area is worth a wander if you're in the neighborhood. There were lots of shops and the architecture is cool. This is where the Pierre Marcolini chocolate shop is located.

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Portland, Maine
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252 reviews 252 reviews
114 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Every Saturday and Sunday there is an Antiques market in this square. It is about a 20 min. walk from the Gare Centrale station. You can find everything from silverware to figurines to light fixtures. Every booth had something different. If you are searching for treasure this is the place to look. There are also a lot of antique shops... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

About a five minute walk from the town square lies Place du Grand Sabion. A lovely street and area with some fantastic architecture and some lovely laid back restaurants and cafes. Around you'll find a few antique shops as well as the comic strip restaurant/cafe and the solid iron statue of TinTin and his dog. Very relaxed during the days... More

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Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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25 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Very pleasant square, not far from central Brussels. The square is lined with restaurants, chocolatiers and design shops. And of course the church at the higher end of the sloping square adds to the charm.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Brussels is vast and busy, and this is a lovely spot to carve out a few quiet, restful moments. On Saturdays, there is an outdoor antiquities market (mostly overpriced, but nice to browse). There are good restaurants and nice shops, besides the lovely church to view.

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Kiev, Ukraine
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

One of the most famous attractions in Brussels! Nice area with a lot of eateris, bars, famous as going-out place in Brussels. A very beautiful Church is situated next to the square and in front of it there is a very cosy and nice parc!

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