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“A good alternative to the Grand Place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Place du Grand Sablon

Place du Grand Sablon
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US$56.72*
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Private Tour: Brussels Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #26 of 391 things to do in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Begin the weekend strolling the weekly antique markets on the Place du Grand Sablon.
York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
“A good alternative to the Grand Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

We found the Grand Place to be too crowded and not really enjoyable with all the restaurants and bars being intolerably packed.

The Place de Sablon is a very different animal though - with the flea markets and pretty gardens and church to visit. There are the vast array of chocolatiers to choose from as well a good selection of bars and restaurants with outside seating. Some are good and some are lousy - but that's the same wherever you go in the world.

Visited June 2014
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“Always pretty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

This is by far one of the prettiest spaces in Brussels. Though in the summer months, busy with tourists (but that is the same everywhere). Historic houses with art galleries, good bars and some of the best chocolates. In December, when the lights are on, by far, one of the most romantic square in Europe.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“We were really looking forward to coming back here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

And it didn't disappoint. Always a little frayed at the edges look but charming in its own way. The menu can be rather limited but what they do, they do exceptionally well.
Friendly service, fantastic food at decent prices I would recommend to everyone who loves their food and isn't intimidated by old things.

Visited May 2014
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Very expensive area...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Over priced area that targets tourist with high pricing... trades on it's location rather than actual quality... difficult to park in

Visited November 2013
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Montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Cool and trendy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Cool spot to discover, trendy restaurant, good spot for coffee, cocktail etc. Go door to door go inside, some of the shops architecture are worth a good look

Visited April 2014
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