Place du Grand Sablon, Brussels

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Place du Grand Sablon contains a mix of antique shops, restaurants, hotels, and Belgian chocolatiers. The square is lined with homes built between the 16th and 19th centuries, and on weekends it hosts an antiques market. The neighborhood attracts locals and tourists for bargain-hunting. Take a stroll around the square to enjoy the sights without the huge crowds of Grand Place. The square is the starting place for the Ommegang of Brussels procession every year. Make Place du Grand Sablon a centerpiece of your Brussels vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Brussels trip planning site .
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  • I went looking for flea market Saturday and Sunday. It was not too crowded, and even a drizzle falling on a very cold day day. I think, pottery, accessories, metal products, and various antiques, I enjoy lounging.
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  • Is an attraction ok. There's no great attractions, but represents the town by architecture, Commerce, local bars and restaurants. I didn't find anything too much.
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  • This was a favourite haut on previous visits and it's still beautiful - but it's in decline. There are still some unique shops, but more for browsing, than buying. It needs a boost, but not by allowin...  more »

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It's easy to find accommodations in Brussels for nearly any budget. Tourists generally gravitate to the area surrounding Grand-Place, the city's main square. Also consider staying near Stephanie Square Centre and Boulevard de Waterloo, which are both centrally located. As Europe's unofficial capital, the city boasts a wealth of high-end hotels for visiting diplomats, concentrated along glitzy Avenue Louise. Those looking for a low-budget option will find a host of hostels scattered around the Grand-Place and within walking distance to the city's main attractions.
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