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“Everyday Flea Market - typical Brussels”

Place du Jeu de Balle
Ranked #91 of 412 things to do in Brussels
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

I have been going to this flea market since I was a little boy and it still is a great experience... I now go with my wife and friends and we still are charmed by the local bohemian feel about it. Most tourists know this market from week ends in Brussels but it goes on every day as from the early hours till noon. You used to be able to discover great quality finds and - if you were very lucky - some real antiques but those days are over. However, in the streets around the square you can still find some "real stuff" - there are many antique and interior shops around. Do have a beer in one of the local bars, if you're lucky you'll hear some of the real Marolliens (the name of the people living in that quarter of town) sing folksongs in the Brussels dialect. There are also some nice little restaurants and this makes for a great starting place on a lazy Sunday.

3  Thank CochraneBrussels
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

A great destination for those wanting a nice walk in the city centre. The open market with old objects (difficult to spot real antiques there but it is still interesting) attracts different kinds of people, from young hipsters to antiques hunters. Lot of nice cafes around. Rue Blaes and Rue Haute are full of real antique or antique-like shops, which renew their merchandise very often so you can go there as often as you want: there will be always something new to thrill you!

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Reviewed February 25, 2012

In the middle of the Maroles (pls see specific article) sits this medium-large square.
If you go there during the week, you will wonder why it is mentionned on Trip Advisor. Nothing around is interesting apart from some cafés where you can drink a cool beer and chat with the locals.
Nevertheless, if you choose Sunday morning, you will visit a fairly large flee market with all kinds of objects. If yoy intend to buy an object, please don't disappoint the seller : you HAVE TO bargain. Even it is old-fashioned in modern societies, here it is part of the game.

3  Thank Carlos_R_888
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

This square in quartier marolles is surrounded by old, typical bar. go there to enjoy the atmosphere. Every morning, there is a flee market at the place du jeu de Balle. Maybe you can go home with a bargain!

2  Thank simon s
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

Don't miss this, when you visit Brussels on a Sunday. Get here in the morning (till early afternoon) for a great flea market, where you will find anything from genuine (?) african masks, to old laboratory glassware, used clothes, the odd item that you wonder if it fall off the back of a lorry, and lots of useless old stuff that makes you wonder if anybody EVER would buy it. Be sure to haggle about prices, especially if you have a bit of a tourist "look".....

Thank HM1960
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