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“Historical ex-harbour in the centre” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Place Ste. Catherine

Place Ste. Catherine
Place Ste. Catherine, Brussels, Belgium
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Ranked #37 of 211 attractions in Brussels
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Brussels, Belgium
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Historical ex-harbour in the centre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

The whole area used to be the main port and therefore there are lots of ex-warehouses now restaurants. Many interesting little side street and an easy link to other parts of Brussels via the metro station here.

Visited November 2012
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“to avoid”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Deserted area with picpockets, stay on the main boulevards. In the center of Brussels after Grand Place & Manneken there's really nothing more to see!

Visited October 2012
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“A little village in the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

I've lived in Belgium for 4 years now and I've now adopted this area as my own little village. Less touristic and lots of lovely places to eat and drink and just hang out. If you're in luck, you'll find the BEST fries in Brussels at De Corte. It's a big caravan that's only there from April till November. I used to work at Noordzee, the best fish shop around, where you can have a glass of champagne and any sea food in season, outside at the fish bar, all year round. Stop at the Roskam (on Vlaamsesteenweg) for a great beer (also good cosmopolitans). It's a beautiful area with lovely architecture, a must see while in Brussels!

Visited June 2012
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“Clean - finally”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

One fo the few areas that has actually been swept! The rest of Brussels was filled with litter and fag-ends from the endless smokers, but this little square, tucked out of the way was actually neat & tidy. The ViaVia cafe nearby is a very chilled relaxed place. It gets 5stars in comparison to the REST of the city which was filthy & broken but in broad city terms its pretty average.

Visited July 2012
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“Nice square!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

It's a nice square with some good restaurants like I Latini, a very good Italian restaurant. It's also a nice neighbourhood where yoy find a lot of restaurants and pubs in the streets around the square like Vlaamse Steenweg, Dansaert,.... When the weather is fine you can enjoy a drink on a nice terrace or eat some oysters at the Noordzee at one of the corners of this place. You can find also a lot of clothing shops in the Dansaertstraat nearby.

Visited June 2012
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