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Place du Grand Sablon

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Address: Place du Grand Sablon | R. de Rollebeek, Brussels, Belgium
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Begin the weekend strolling the weekly antique markets on the Place du...

Begin the weekend strolling the weekly antique markets on the Place du Grand Sablon.

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Are you interested by antiques? Go there!

It is a tradition in Brussels to regroup shops where antiques are sold at the Place du Grand Sablon and surroundings. This very place is very romantic, full of bars with terraces... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a tradition in Brussels to regroup shops where antiques are sold at the Place du Grand Sablon and surroundings. This very place is very romantic, full of bars with terraces all year round, of restaurants and also of traditional Belgium chocolate selling shops. The buildings are quite interesting and at both ends a nice church looks as if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful old architecture, must to see in Brussels. It's good to stop here for lunch or dinner and enjoy the place. Many tourist visit the place.

Thank wciekawychmiejscach
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Have a rest and enjoy coffee and feel the environment from your heart. I take a walk around and end up here and enjoy 2 hours coffee here looking at people.

Thank King Hao N
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Charming historical place, 5 Chocolatier,Many restaurants and beer bars Antique show on weekends in tents, with great finds

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Whole square and nearby streets full of good and interesting shops, restaurants excellent in terms of price and quality, bars, near to the museum area, the Royal Palace and the Palais de Justice. Well worth a visit

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The Place du Grand Sablon is in the historic centre of Brussels and just a 12-munute walk from Central station. There are lots of cafes and small restaurants to choose from together with a number of shops including a Louboutin store. If you want to taste the best chocolates, just visit Pierre Marcolini. The Church of Our Blessed Lady of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Best area to have a coffee. Do not miss the Marcolini chocolates and the Louboutin designer shoe store! Sablon can be reached on foot, 5-10 minutes from Louise area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to be in Brussels. Just walk around here, go to the jardin du Sablon and enjoy all the little things this superb little place in Brussels has to offer. Been there many times, always special atmosphere here! And I was born and raised in Brussels!

Thank Rafael J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Worth a visit on the weekend when the antiques market is on. There are a few other places worth visiting in the area as well.

Thank Colin F
Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Lovely square with many chocolate shops and international stores, with a beautiful church worth a visit. On weekends there is a antiques market where lovers of old glass and silverware can indulge!

Thank Johanna O

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