Brussels Sights

Place Ste-Catherine

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza
  • Place Saint Catherine, Brussels, Belgium

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Fodor's Review

If you find the Grand'Place overrun by tourists, come to this square/market, a favorite of locals, who come to shop for necessities and banter with fishmongers (Thursday–Saturday 7–5; Wednesday organic market 7:30–3). 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 waterside dining.

Sight Information

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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

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