If you find the Grand'Place overrun by tourists, come to this square, a favorite of locals. It's a working market every weekday from 7 to 5, where people come to shop for necessities and banter with fishmongers. There's a stall where you can down a few oysters, accompanied by a glass of ice-cold muscadet. In the evening the action moves to the old Vismet (fish market), which branches off from the Eglise de Ste-Catherine. A canal used to run through here; it's now
reduced to a couple of elongated ponds, but both sides are lined with seafood restaurants, some excellent, many of them overpriced. In good weather, there's outdoor waterside dining.
Intersection of rue Ste-Catherine, rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains, rue de Flandre, quai aux Briques, quai au Bois à Bruler, pl. du Samedi, rue Plateau, and rue Melsens, Brussels, B1000, Belgium