Place du Grand Sablon Tours

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Place du Grand Sablon
Located just a 10-minute walk from Brussel’s bustling Grand Place, Place du Grand Sablon is a historic square at the heart of the Sablon quarter. It feels a world away from the busy city center, with striking medieval townhouses, stylish restaurants, terrace cafés, and a lively antiques market. 

The Basics
The Sablon District of Brussels is an ideal spot for dining, shopping, or enjoying a peaceful glass of Belgian beer after a day of sightseeing. Visit on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour to explore the area’s maze of cobbled streets, or opt for a private city tour to learn about the square’s history and visit other Brussels highlights such as St. Michael’s Cathedral and the Royal Palace. 

While the star attraction is the weekend antiques market, the area around Place du Grand Sablon is also a popular stop on chocolate tours of Brussels, with Belgian chocolate shops such as Marcolini, Godiva, Neuhaus, Wittamer, and Leonidas located on and around the square. Place du Grand Sablon is also a good jumping-off point for visiting nearby attractions such as the Manneken Pis, the Mont des Arts gardens, and Brussels Park (Parc de Bruxelles). 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Place du Grand Sablon is a must-see for culture, food, and history lovers.
  • Wear comfortable shoes to explore the cobbled lanes of the Sablon District.
  • The Place du Grand Sablon is wheelchair accessible, although if you’re attending the market it’s a good idea to arrive early to browse before crowds arrive.

How to Get to There
Place du Grand Sablon is a 10-minute walk from the Grand Place in central Brussels. The closest metro station is Louise, and trams 92 and 93 also stop nearby. 

When to Get There
Summer (especially July and August) is the most popular time to visit Place du Grand Sablon, when the weather is typically warm and sunny. Be sure to visit on a weekend to catch the famous antique and book markets, which are held all day Saturday and on Sunday mornings. 

Exploring the Sablon District
The picturesque lanes of the Sablon District are ideal for strolling and the whole area is packed with art galleries, antique shops, and cafés. After browsing the market stalls on Place du Grand Sablon, make the short walk uphill to the Place du Petit Sablon, home to the beautiful late-Gothic church of Notre-Dame du Sablon. Close by, the Mont des Arts District is home to museums including the Magritte Museum, the Museum of Musical Instruments, and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.
Address: Place du Grand Sablon, Bruxelles 1000, Belgium
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Private Tour: Brussels Sightseeing Tour Including View of the City from the Basilica Dome

Discover the best of Brussels on a private 3-hour tour with a knowledgeable guide. Exploring by foot and air-conditioned transport, learn about the Belgian capital’s history as you see signature sights such the Mannekin Pis peeing boy statue and St Michael’s Cathedral. Admire the Grand Place, note the flamboyant buildings of the art nouveau quarter, absorb the views from the dome of the National Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and more. Your itinerary is flexible, so if you wish, ask your guide to tailor your sightseeing to your interests.
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Brussels Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

See the city’s must-see sights and cultural delights on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Relish the freedom and flexibility of this tour and disembark at your choice of 22 stops whenever an attraction captures your attention. Absorb the charming ambience and historical highlights of the city from the comfort of an open-top double-decker bus and listen to informative audio commentary in a variety of languages. Hop off the bus to explore alluring attractions like the Grand Place, the European Parliament and the iconic Atomium during this enriching excursion.
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Brussels Chocolate Tasting Tour

Taste and nibble your way through the world's chocolate capital on this small-group tasting tour in Brussels. Visit six of the city's most renowned and elegant confectioneries to sample gourmet Belgian pralines (truffles) and learn fun facts about the history of chocolate making from a guide. Take a taste of Brussels back home with a 10% discount on shop purchases.
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Brussels Super Saver: Private Brussels Sightseeing Tour plus Antwerp Day Trip from Brussels

Experience the rich history and culture of Belgium’s two major cities on this private, full-day combo tour. Learn about Brussels’ illustrious past from a knowledgeable driver and guide while touring landmarks like Grand Place, the Atomium sculpture, St Michael’s Cathedral and the Royal Palace. In the afternoon, journey north to Antwerp, known as the diamond capital of the world. See where glittering gems are processed at the DiamondLand factory, admire the city’s Art Nouveau train station and see paintings by Flemish master Rubens at the Cathedral of Our Lady.
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