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“lively bohemian area”
Review of Quartier Marolles

Quartier Marolles
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Brussels Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #80 of 396 things to do in Brussels
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Brussels, Belgium
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17 reviews
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“lively bohemian area”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Les Marolles is a lively and bohemian area of Brussels, with lots of shops selling all sorts of stuff, from simply old to some times antique (if you can recognise the difference), mainly furniture, chandeliers, china, asian sculptures and small decorative objects. There is plenty of small bars and restaurants. The flea market is the key attraction of les Marolles during the WE.

Visited August 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Daily fleamarket in an area of Brocante & Antiques”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

The Centre of the Marolles is the Vosseplein, hosting every day a bunch of brocantiers trading anything from furniture, paintings, silverware, old cameras, to vintage clothes. Beware not all is vintage as the old antiquairs and brocantiers are sided by Northafrican tradesmen that sell second hand crap, not worth a dime. Just worth strolling around, best on weekends, as it attracts more tradesmen to sell their stuff. You must bargain, or you will pay too much, and for best deals, as always on fleamarkets, come early for rarities, or very late, when prices drop for large items they don't want to take back. When you're done brocante shopping continue along Rue Blaes and Rue Haute, to see the real antiques, although some of the stuff there is also sold on the fleamarket at a fraction of the price.

Visited July 2012
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Anholt, Germany
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“Marolles.”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

The hostel is in this quarter. Many restaurants, of all origins. Lot's of nice shops. Belgiums best chips shop is around the corner from the hostel.

Visited August 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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“A must for Brussels visitors”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

There are two sides to the Marolles: the quirly and fun side with the art galleries and the antique shops and the dingy, grimy side where I would fear parking my car. My advice: stay on the side of the Sablon and avoid the Rue haute

Visited April 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Very nice place in Brussels”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

De Marollen is a popular neighborhood in Brussels. You can stroll here through an authentic quarter of Belgian's capital. Nice pub's and restaurants. Every morning you can visit the market on het 'Vossenplein' the main square of the Marollen. You can find there a lot of old stuff and sometimes something you were looking for. Better enjoy the market on the terrace with a good glass of belgian beer!

Visited June 2012
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