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Brussels Christmas Market

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Brussels Christmas Market

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Sint-Katelijneplein Place Sainte Catherine, Brussels 1000 Belgium
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Don’t waste your precious vacation time organizing transportation and itineraries; let a guide do the hard work on this day trip to Bruges and Ghent from Brussels. It’s perfect for travelers with limited time, offering a great introduction to these two UNESCO-listed medieval cities. Learn the history of each place from your guide and relish the cultural highlights.
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The Weak Knee Traveler wrote a review Nov 2020
Singapore, Singapore11 794 contributions663 helpful votes
The X'mas Market is helD at Grand Place Square and although the lighting and light show were nice, the X'mas Market itself was just average when compared to the ones in Germany.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Bob K wrote a review Feb 2020
Fairfax, Virginia2 204 contributions185 helpful votes
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Christmas Market are sprinkled around Brussels' center: the Grand-Place, Bourse, Place Sainte-Catherine and Marché aux Poissons. These markets were not as large, they seem to draw fewer numbers of people than those in Germany. Could it be that their Christmas spirit isn't as robust or just that the Belgians aren't in the Christmas mood yet. We don't know, but saw that the stalls had nice things and few food stalls. For experiencing the Christmas spirit, we suggest visiting those in Germany. Allow ~30 + min for your visit.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Richard D wrote a review Jan 2020
Fleet, United Kingdom440 contributions73 helpful votes
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We visited between christmas and new year and the markets are quite big and mainly food and drink so depends what you want. They close about 10pm each night so good for an evening out. Once you have spend a night there though that's it really. Brussels doesn't really have much else to offer apart from the Atomium which is worth looking at outside again but that's it.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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R T wrote a review Jan 2020
York116 contributions94 helpful votes
Brussels Christmas market is huge that's for sure. There seems to be a lot of places to eat and drink spread over two main areas. If you want to mainly eat and drink, then it might be the market for you, but if you want Christmas shopping in terms of the more traditional markets with Christmas Decorations etc. then this isn't the market for you. I have been a couple of times now and was disappointed on both occasions. Yes, there are a few stalls which offer interesting items, but it's quite limited to 'only a few' and there seems to be quite a lot of tat.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Nicola P wrote a review Jan 2020
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Great trip with loads to see and do. Would recommend the sightseeing bus as to see the city in its entirety as is impossible on foot and the hop on hop off bus is great and easy to use. The only thing I would watch out for is the taxis at the Eurostar terminal, they will rip you off (we were ) as they are aware you are a tourist. The rest of the taxis we got in the town and from the hotel were fine but just be aware !
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Date of experience: December 2019
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