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Rue des Bouchers

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Address: Brussels, Belgium
Activities: People-watching, Dining

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beware of the crap

In the middle of all these crapy restaurants you find scheltema and aux armes de bruxelles and le taverne du passage, places where the food is good and where you will not be... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

In the middle of all these crapy restaurants you find scheltema and aux armes de bruxelles and le taverne du passage, places where the food is good and where you will not be ripped off...

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Doha, Qatar
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221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Described as a protected original early street it pales in comparison to just about every old street in Amsterdam. Everything has been carefully preserved in Amsterdam whereas Brussels has had extensive demolition throughout even the old area and new buildings and renovations are often unattractive and unsympathetic. Some of the Rue des Bouchers is nice and other parts are not.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Just a narrow street full of restraunts. Definitely a tourist trap. Worth a walk down the street but I wouldn't eat at any of the restaurants here.

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Our Eyewitness Travel guide book tells me that this abounds with 17th century stepped gables and decorated doorways and that this pedestrianized thoroughfare is best known as “the belly of Brussels” because of the plethora of cafes and restaurants. This makes it seem an interesting place for the tourist to go to for dinner. My advice is to steer well... More 

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Spain
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273 reviews 273 reviews
148 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Everything fellow TA contributors have stated about this street is dead-on true. We accidentally came upon this pedestrian street one night as we were going through the Galeries St. Hubert. Rue des Bouchers begins right at one of the exits to the shopping arcade. The street is narrow and does not allow for comfortable navigation coming nor going because of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The street is quite nice to visit as you can feel some of the old Brussels charm, however, you will be harrassed during all the street by people calling you their restaurants and the food is horrible for the price you pay. Really to avoid.

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129 reviews 129 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The street is narrow and very crowded with tourists. Okay, that is to be expected but the restaurants have men standing outside like carnival hawkers trying to entice you into their respective restaurants for dinner. One man actually growled at us when we said we were not hungry. It felt a little uncomfortable and kind of like running the gauntlet... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

It was the worse dining experience I ever had! I really regret we have stopped there for a dinner. The street is located near Delirium cafe, which is famous for its beers and one of the attractions "The peeing girl". But the rue des Bouchers is really awfull. It is a 200 m long street full with cafes and waiters... More 

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Burgess Hill
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Yes, it is a tourist trap, lined with restaurants and waiters trying to entice you in, but it is colourful and one of the iconic places in Brussels so we decided it was worth a look, but not to linger!

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Brentwood, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Yes, this is a touristy street (Butcher's Street) full of restaurants, but it is part of the Brussels experience and worth a walk down it. We didn't eat at any of the places on the street but enjoyed the atmosphere and the Baroque buildings that line it.

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