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“Looking for antiques - THIS IS THE PLACE!!”

Tongeren Flea Market
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Tongeren
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We have bought many items from this wonderful city that opens its doors EVERY SUNDAY (except for Christmas, and possibly other official holidays that fall on Sunday). You will find antiques from vendors from various countries: England, France, Germany, and Belgium--probably others as well! Depends on what you are looking for, but we have bought GREAT wood furniture pieces: tables, Minty bookcase, French chest of drawers, nesting tables, chest-similar to cedar chest--without the cedar; unique traveling writing box (see one that Alexander Hamilton used at Ft. Ticonderoga), or wooden stationary desk organizer, holds paper, pens/pencils & has the date cards--possible used by stationary salesmen (the last two were from England). Today first Sunday of August 2017 we have returned with garden items to use for flowers (or such is my plan); from zinc washtub, to enamel pots - old chamber pot, or washstand with wash pan, a cute bicycle to hold three flower pots. As others wrote the haggling is part of the fun of getting the best deal, but don't go too low to insult the dealer! I had a total blast today and came home with more than expected to include a milk can with strainer & lid! Color me exuberant!! I even found an oil painting from a dealer that also sells on E-Bay - what a wonderful and fun day!!
They do this rain or shine, they have a large building for inside vendors, as well as in a parking garage lower level for those bad weather days. Otherwise the vendors sets up on the streets and square of town from 0600-1400, but you had better get there early, because many do start packing up around noon! There local antique shops in town, that are open during this time as well--check them out too!

1  Thank Tabby42
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This attraction worths the visit for antiques lovers
There are plenty of vendors in the street and you will find for sure something to bring back home

Thank maertensyves
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We had heard a lot about Tongeren's flea market and had had it on our list to visit for sometime. It proved to be all it was cracked up to be with a vast aray of items to pick over from hundreds of stalls. The stall holders were friendly and plenty of them spoke English as the dialect in this part of Belgium is a mixture of German and Dutch that was quite difficult to understand. The only downside for us was that our hotel bedroom overlooked a car park a level of which was being prepared for the market hence lots of banging and crashing.

1  Thank ihcameron
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Now visitors from all over the world try their hand at finding a treasure at a knockdown price. Haggling is part of the fun but try to be respectful of the dealer too and a pleasant morning will be yours.

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful Sunday and great walk we had today going to the Sunday market in Tongeren. We ended up buying a few great things from our house that I am sure we wouldn't have found somewhere else !

Thank 872Chris
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