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“The biggest flea market we have ever seen”

Tongeren Flea Market
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Tongeren
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

We went on a Sunday morning expecting to see a flea market, what we saw has been described as the largest antique fair in Belgium. It went on for ever, down both sides of the street, around the corner and then more streets,into shops and the underground car park. The range and quality of items on offer was staggering, it took a massive amount of will power not to overload our suitcases.

Thank SuandChris
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

We visited the market Oct 1st, 2017. It is a good one. Full of stalls with different items. Really huge variety. It is well organzied and people are very friendly. Good prices and it's always worth trying to bargain.

Thank Orna K
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

One of our only outings with our 4 month old baby while in Belgium, we were impressed by the extent and quality of the market. The atmosphere was relaxed and it was perfect to do with our son who slept most of the way.
There was also a local craft market nearby with local producers that was worth trying although I don't know how frequent it is.
We will be back!

Thank L L
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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!

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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

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