Tongeren Flea Market
Tongeren Flea Market
4.5
Sunday
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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martinhH5865RD
Powys, UK239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Simply stunning event, 1,000s of stalls scattered around the whole town, with an infinite variety of products available ranging from a shell for a Euro up to an aircraft propellor for 800 Euros! There was so much to see that it was difficult to take it all in. Will certianly be returning.
Written October 19, 2023
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Camper11344
Brighton, England UK1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in Maastricht July and Sep 2005 and went to Tongeren each time for the flea market. Many dealers were the same each time but most stock had changed so even with what I consider generally high prices things were selling. If it's what you want you can justify the price!
We found several things to buy too from a perfect 1940's plaster bust at 20 euros to a terrific ceiling light fitting at 25 euros. As usual though throughout this part of Europe, Art Deco was not cheap - but hasn't been for at least 25 years. Several casual sellers so there is wide variety in stock. Drive to Maastricht as there are several more warehouses on route selling everyting from life size statues of Jesus/Madonna to poor repro. Maastricht is a great destination for a weekend break and cheaper than London or Paris and food is good.There's a market by the rail station Saturday mornings and a larger market four times a year.
Written November 17, 2005
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MilitaryMomTam
Peoria, AZ21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Family
The market was easy to find in central Tongeren and ample free parking was available a short walk from the flea market. The variety and quality of items available set this market apart from other markets. An indoor market area also provides a bite to eat and toilet facilities. The sellers are willing to discount prices so don't expect to pay "sticker price".
Written February 18, 2013
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XVictorious
Austin, TX478 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
We last visited Tongeren in mid-January - clear, but a little cold. Though the winter market leaves something to be desired, I've noted a significant decline in the quantity and quality of antique items sold here over the course of two Army tours in Europe this and last decade. While the dollar is performing better against the euro than since its introduction in 2002, the median price of the items has soared at this market. This is a case of micro economics influenced by the Chunnel and cheap ferry rides from the UK - not enough supply and too much demand. I recommend putting a limit on your spending before you go, and just realize that there's about 150-200% profit on everything sold there.
Written January 24, 2015
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better_beer
Brussels, Belgium99 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
Having visited many times in a number of years, our overall thought is this is not as good as it used to be. The main problem is a bit strange it is almost as if this event has become a victim of its own success. Unique items and selection of different qualities now seems to be replace more by quantity with lesser consideration to actual quality. More and more things are seen that are chipped, crazed, have worm holes etc.

Sure, the "game of it" still occurs to debate the prices until both are content but what is debated over does not appear in our last few visits to be as worth the discussion as it used to be. On our part this is most certainly not at all a case of having everything we are interested in which can be found at venues such as this.

It's a worthwhile experience all the same and certainly if not far away. The city is still every bit as lovely as always though and that alone is worth it.
Written October 28, 2014
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lonap300
Konstanz, Germany32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
I have read so many marvelous things about the antique market / flea market in Tongeren which is supposed to be the biggest one in Belgium. So we visited it last Sunday.

First of all: it is big and it is impressive. No doubt.

But: the atmosphere of flea markets (that I love so much) is simply not there. It is like a big exhibition of porfessionel sellers of antique stuff, that happens to happen partly outside in the streets of a town, partly in halls and an underground level of a parking garage.
The sellers I experienced where not willing to negotiate on the price ...which I think is the biggest part of the fun on a flea market. And a lot of times the supposendly antique stuff turmed out to be new stuff which was just made to look old.
So, at the end of the day my personal decision is:it was nice that we have seen that but I would not go there a second time.
My personal thoughts: for people who are looking for treasures (antique-vice + price-vice) this is not necessarily the place to be.
Written May 10, 2016
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PaulausTirol
York, UK225 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
I have been waiting for an opportunity to visit Tongeren Antiques Fair and have finally made it. Certainly no shortage of traders or stalls in one of the few Belgian towns with real charm. But it is really more of a cross between a car boot and an antiques market, with genuine antiques few and far between. Maybe as others have said, a victim of its own success. But for me, fewer stalls and more interesting wares would be the reason to return,
Written October 30, 2014
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Elyse1972
Gravesend, UK169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
We read about the Market online and decided to visit whilst in Belgium. We stayed the night at the Euboron hotel which was perfect for the Market . The Market had a wide selection of what we wanted would definitely want return visit .
Written February 20, 2018
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Clinor
Canterbury, UK136 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
We went to Tongeren to visit the Roman Museum and found out about this fair from our hotel. It is held on Sunday morning and the number of stalls is impressive (the biggest open air antiques fair in Europe we were told proudly by the hotel). Stalls line many of the streets, fill squares, large sheds and a lower ground car park. Just because the word 'antiques' is used doesn't mean much, most items looked like they had just been unpacked from a container from China last week. The few items that clearly were were old were generally tired or knackered. We didn't see a single item that we wanted to even ask about. The experience of walking around and seeing the town like this was interesting though.
Written June 1, 2016
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Dryhillkate
London, UK88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
We didn't know what to expect but all sighed with relief when we saw the stalls winging round the streets. We went on a cold day, and they were still setting up at 8am so glad we didn't go at 6am in the dark! There is a good buzz about the market. Reasonable prices and all are open to some haggling. Great little restaurant in the basketball hall which does a roaring trade and offers good toasted sandwiches and hot drinks. We would definitely visit again. Access is easy and lots to see. Pretty town too.
Written December 1, 2014
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