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“Another Brussels Square full of tourists” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Place du Grand Sablon

Place du Grand Sablon
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$56.79*
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Private Tour: Brussels Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #26 of 391 things to do in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Begin the weekend strolling the weekly antique markets on the Place du Grand Sablon.
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“Another Brussels Square full of tourists”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

In summer you expect to see lots and lots of tourists in Brussels and this square combined with The Grote Markt would probably accommodate half of them. Unlike the Grote Markt, this square has more than its fair share of "antique" shops. We did not check out to see if these were genuine antiques or antiques for the tourists who may know better. Being in Brussels there are the obligatory chocolate and ice cream stores as well. The usual restaurants still selling Mussels, in the wrong season, also are in the neighbourhood. Spend some time taking in the atmosphere.

Visited May 2013
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“The place to be (seen)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

This beautiful square attracts hordes of visitors, especially during weekends, tourists for sure, but also many locals. The perfect place to find an antique gem, or sip on a glass of wine on one of the many terraces. A great mix of boutiques and chocolate shops adds to the attraction.
A favorite, always.

Visited May 2013
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“Typical place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Is full of life even if its a small square. Stores to eat and buy delicious chocolates! Very typical from brussels and europe. Ita beautiful

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Patchogue, New York
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“What a sight to see if your are into antiques and flea markets”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

We spent the second of our two days wondering about this area. Visiting shop after shop, looking at all the antiques. We stumbled onto an open air flea market that was an amazing sight to see.

People spreading their items on the cobblestone plaza for all to see, haggling, picking, rummaging and more.

Its a pickers dream come true.

I would not recommend this area for a late night stroll. It seemed a little bit shady.

Visited May 2013
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“Lovely area, esp. if you like antiques”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

I visited the weekend antique fair and bought a fabulous Art Nouveau vase and some antique tiles. Found a nice take-away cafe on a side street for a delicious first meal in Brussels. They had a few outside tables and a spot of sunshine. Perfect.

Visited April 2013
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