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Begin the weekend strolling the weekly antique markets on the Place du Grand Sablon.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Place du Grand Sablon | R. de Rollebeek, Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful square and worth and short detour. It is an interesting constrast to hustle and bustle of the Grande Place area.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sara A
Reviewed 6 January 2019

One of the beautiful squares of Brussels, wrapped around by chocolate shops and with a marvelous cathedral at the head of the square.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 31 December 2018

Place du Grand Sablon is quite a large public space. It's also a very busy place with lots of cas and great numbers of people. There are markets held here, and you can purchase anything you wish. It is located within easy walking distance from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 28 December 2018

Passed from there durng my visit. It has an amazing view of Brussels. Please go exploring all arround when you go there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank katevr1
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Much of Brussels architecture is impressive as is the Place du Grand Sablon - the best way would be to find it on your map and then try and fit it into a walking tour.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Narziss
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Walked into this area and was interesting to know that the name comes from when the old route down to the city centre once passed through an area of sandy marshes. In the square us a fountain and of course the lovely church. Some nice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 20 November 2018

A shape of trapezoidal square, it has approx 50m wide (the narrow side) and 130m wide at the widest where the Notre Dame Cathedral Church located. Rich with history started from 14th century for horse market, and a pond which replaced later with the monument...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

Another place to enjoy strolling around Brussels. many places to eat, antique stores, wall art and chocolates

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AnnaO29
Reviewed 12 October 2018

This is an attractive square, typical of classical Brussels and very different for the modernity of the European area. I was here on a Sunday morning and it was relatively quiet but I expect I was too early as all the street market vendors selling...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank md1mm
Reviewed 10 October 2018

A very chic place. NH hotel is there and Notre Damme Cathedral. Also every sunday you will find here an antique fair.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TuristulR
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