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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

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Chic and expensive

Very chic with lots a lovely shops, very expensive, though. A nice head's up: there are a lot of antique shops around, all of them nice array but expensive: No doubts: the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bern, Switzerland
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice palce, a mix of local atmosphere and tourists, you can find designer and antique shops, a little expensive but definitely one of my favourite spots in Brussels.

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Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Place du Grand Sablon is a delightful Brussels landmark. The Sunday broquant is a fascinating antiques and bric a brac market. There are many good eateries around here. And at least four fabulous chocolatiers. Our favourites are Pierre Marcolini and Passion Chocolat. Enjoy. We always do!

Thank Andrew D
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll get the best chocolate shops there, and the most expensive cafes around, with some designer shops as well. It's a lovely spot to spend sometime in, and to enjoy the weather outdoors whenever it's possible!

Thank Muhammad A
Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very chic with lots a lovely shops, very expensive, though. A nice head's up: there are a lot of antique shops around, all of them nice array but expensive: No doubts: the eurocrats spoil the market

Thank UltimateHC
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Only 15 minutes for the Grand Place and with a quiet charm of its own, Grand Sablon has some lovely shops, lively bars and a regular antique market. It is also on the route of the Winter parade as we found on Sunday night! Worth visiting.

Thank Grahame T
Zemst, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Very nice, with a lot of antiques shops. it is nice to have your coffee here looking all the people going ????

Thank rvolont
Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

That place has an atmosphere. A beautiful place and streets nearby from the Palais de Justice and up to the Museum's district. There is something special here, something authentic that you can't find close to the Grand Place. Probably much less tourists?!

Thank Pawel H
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 7 November 2016

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.

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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.

1 Thank King Hao N

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