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Markets around Brussels: 3 in one week for me!

I've had a great time this week with "new" friends and "old" (new= 2 weeks and under, old would be 2 weeks to 3 months..haha). Last weekend we went to the Sablon and Place du Jeu de Belle in the Marolles, scouring the markets and surrounding stores for a new dining room table. I sold mine before I came, hoping to find something fabulous here, but that means I have some work to do. We have our first batch of company coming in 2 weeks (YAY) and so it was time to kick it in gear! Here's a quick list of some of the best.

Grand Place

One of the best markets for flowers and plants, Grand Place is open 12 hours a day from 8 am to 8 pm.

Gare du Midi

Considered the busiest and most famous street market in the entire city. You can find everything here from clothes and flowers to some great household items. The only drawback is that it is only open on Sunday mornings so expect it to be crowded.

Place du Grand Sablon

A hot spot for antique shopping and a huge assortment of books make this street market a must-see while venturing out in Brussels.

Place Sainte-Catherine

Alimentation (nourishment/nutrition) and floral products are what this market is best known for. It is a biological market, meaning that it is controlled by biological agriculture).

Place du Jeu de Belle

A true flea market in the finest sense of the word, Place du Jeu de Belle is open 7 days a week – Mon. – Fri. 7 am to 2 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 7:30 am to 3 pm. This is an antique venue with a garage sale format.

Boulevard du Midi

If you’re looking for second hand two-wheelers (bicycles and motor bikes) this is the street market for you.

Place du Châtelain

Only open on Wednesdays, this street market is still ranked the best of the best where cheese, wine, and other specialties are concerned. But the locals and other tourists to the area will tell you that it is the atmosphere that makes Place du Châtelain that makes this visiting this market a priority.

And of course, Watermael-Boitsfort, our beloved local market open on Sundays from 7-2pm.

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