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Place du Jeu de Balle Flea Market (Brussels)

The Place du Jeu de Balle Flea Market Nowadays

Today, the “old market” has lost none of its charm of yesteryear, and there is always any and all prizes: antiques, second-hand clothes, and bric-a-brac in a friendly and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Moreover you will have to haggle a bit, because it’s part of the game; but note that there is no market anyhow: we haggle a little, yes, but the prices are the price because you will often find quality items.

Regular visitors of the place will tell you that the best days to go to the flea market in Place du Jeu de Balle, are Thursdays and Fridays. On Saturday and Sunday, however, you might discover some more “specific” or rare items, which usually only come out on the weekend. And whatever the day you choose to go to the flea market of the Place du Jeu de Balle, remember that if you want to put the odds in your favor to find that hidden gem, go early in the morning when dealers unpack their boxes (about 5 pm-5.30 pm)

At the end of your trip to the Place du Jeu de Balle flea market, do not miss to also explore the antique and second-hand shops located nearby, such as in the Grande Rue, Rue Blaes and Sablon Square. You should find there what you are looking for… And if you also go until the Place Saint Catherine, do not forget to make a stop at Stef Antiek, one of the most surprising junk dealer in the Belgian capital.

Other flea markets in Brussels

Place du Grand Sablon: Antiques Market for objects dating back at least 30 years. Every Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm, every Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm.

Boulevard du Midi: At the height of the embankment between the Terre-Neuve street and the bridge of the North-South railway junction: market for used bicycles and mopeds on Sundays from 8 am to 2 pm.

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6 comments

  1. Amy Kearns Hilton

    I was able to visit this market this past weekend on a trip with my family. I found quite a few treasures, I wish I had brought my rolling bag. I found some of the prices to be high, but not as high as Paris. There were lots of boxes to dig through which is one of my favorite ways to shop. There were some nicer tables as well. I made a stop by the Grand Sablon, the items there were beautiful and pricey. I did find a couple of beautiful books that were in my price range. Thanks for the heads up on this market.
    I will say my favorite market that I visited was in Waterloo, but if you are in Brussels these are definitely worth a visit.

  2. Faqeed Fiaz

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