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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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Beautiful, picturesque, grand, great architecture and definitely worth a visit whenever you're in Brussels. We always venture to this area when we visit. Hope you enjoy as much as... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Keesha T
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful, picturesque, grand, great architecture and definitely worth a visit whenever you're in Brussels. We always venture to this area when we visit. Hope you enjoy as much as we did.

Thank Keesha T
Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We wondered around the Sablon neighbourhood and found this square. There are few nice cafes and chocolate shops here. It's clean and nice to past through.

Thank Janulik
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Centrally located near the old town square, you can reach in few minutes walk, a nearby indian restaurant too, hotel was well maintained with all the modern amenities, equipped with automatic iron board too, good breakfast buffet, helpful desk at the reception, all in all very good hotel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great galleries and antique shops in the Grand Sablon and at the small streets around the Sablon. The antique market on Saturday and Sunday was great. The reason of our visit is to buy some antiques and we found everything we looked for at a very reasonable price compared to Paris and Istanbul. There are nice cafes and patisseries around... More 

Thank Fefeko
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yeap this area is so chic, so upper, so upper east but in a belgian way. You will find the flagship marcolini store there, cozy little cafes, plus beautiful antique shops. Take a look around and enjoy the cleanliness and chicness. Brussels is, in general, a dirty city, but Place du Grand Sablon is an exception. Take advantage of it.

Thank mariaisinathens
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to while away a sunny spring morning. Lots of chocolate shops and cafes. We went on a Sunday when there is an antiques market.

Thank Hisotherhalf
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Beautiful old market square in the Salon. The antique market is a bit odd and parking at the square is a disaster, but the terraces and restaurant are great!

Thank Akxsel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

fantastic if you need to shop for chocolate as it has a lot of shops around with a lot of bars to grab a quick yummy beer with a lovely bookstore around the corner

Thank Nagwa H
Launceston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Worth the 10/15 minute walk from the busy Grand Place this little square has a completely relaxed atmosphere. We went into every chocolate shop and bought just 3 chocolates from each so we could have our own chocolate shop tour. Prices ranged from 1.60€ to 4.20€.

Thank Linsey H
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Less crowded than the grand place, but a beautiful spot with some nice chocolate shops and restaurants. Worth the walk or quick metro trip.

Thank LaLiga16

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