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Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on September 1, 2021 Share on

10 Best Flea Markets in Europe – Wander and Explore!

Europe is a place known for its beauty, heritage history, exclusive art forms and great cuisine. Besides all, Europe also has extraordinary flea markets with their own charms and uniqueness. You can buy quality items at very striking prices. It is a tiring wandering yet fun and advantageous adventure to have. So to make it easier for you guys, here are the 10 best flea markets in Europe. So, let’s get started!

10 best flea markets in Europe are –

  1. The Grande Braderie de Lille – Lille, France
  2. Munich’s giant flea market – Munich, Germany
  3. Place du Jeu de Balle Flea Market – Brussels, Belgium
  4. El Rastro Flea Market – Madrid, Spain
  5. Vrijmarkt Amsterdam flea market – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  6. The Antiques Market in Arezzo – Arezzo, Italy
  7. Portobello Road Flea Market – London, United Kingdom
  8. Paris’ Flea Markets – Paris, France
  9. Cormano Flea Market – Cormano, Italy
  10. Ciney Expo flea market – Ciney, Belgium
 

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1. The Grande Braderie de Lille – Lille, France             

Braderie de Lille is the largest flea market in the whole of Europe, which is nearly an hour from Paris by TGV. The market goes on since medieval times and attracts people to the date. This grand market is annually held for two days in September, and approximately 10,000 exhibitors sell items from gewgaws to treasures. The market starts at 8:00 AM, and it will be better for you to visit it early to avoid the crowd.

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2. Munich’s giant flea market – Munich, Germany

Annually in the spring festival (April) on the opening weekend of Munich, the giant flea market is on the Theresienwiese. This market brings together 3000 exhibitors and more than 90,000 visitors every year. You can find clothes, furniture, flea market merchandise, home appliances, electronics, antiques, and so much more at affordable prices. For less crowd and easy bargains, try visiting this market a bit early!

Best Flea Markets in Europe, Munich’s giant flea market – Munich, Germany
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3. Place du Jeu de Balle Market – Brussels, Belgium

The Marolles flea market is situated in the middle of Brussels and has altogether 200 – 250 shops to showcase each day! You can find antique shops, thrift stores, craft shops, and so much more at knockdown prices. You can witness a lot of international tourists here buying things as perfect souvenirs. The market starts in the morning from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

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4. El Rastro Flea Market – Madrid, Spain

El Rastro Flea Market is a popular market in Madrid. It is held on every Sunday and public holiday during the year. You can find products with great quality and durability here, yet it can be difficult and time-consuming to find the perfect rare item. It is located between Calle Embajadores and the Ronda de Toledo and starts from the morning 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

El Rastro Flea Market – Madrid, Spain
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5. Vrijmarkt Amsterdam flea market – Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Vrijmarkt flea market is hosted on Koningsdag (dating back to 1890). It is the one day of the year on which the Dutch Government permits sales on the street without any permit and the payment of value-added tax. It is a nationwide car boot sale or flea market with 3,000 exhibitors and a huge number of visitors. You can take a look at the rare collections of antiques at the Jordaan Quarter. It is an amazing market to visit and buy something unique.

Also read – 15 Best Things To Do In Amsterdam

6. The Antiques Market – Arezzo, Italy

The ancient city Arezzo is a place to explore magnificent Roman ruins, heritage history, and amazing architecture. The Antiques Market in Arezzo has been going on since 1968 and happens on the first Sunday of every month. If you are looking for a collection of old furniture, musty paintings, vintage telephones, stained silverware, tarnished candlesticks, violins, Roman coins, harmoniums, vintage clocks, and so on, this is the perfect market to visit. It is a perfect place to buy things at good prices.

Best Flea Markets in Europe, The Antiques Market – Arezzo, Italy
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7. Portobello Road Market – London, United Kingdom

Portobello Road Flea Market is one of the popular flea markets in Europe and is held every Saturday in Notting Hill, London. Also, some stalls of this market stay open on weekdays too, yet Saturday is the peak day. The market exhibits around 2,000 stalls and attracts a large number of tourists. Do visit this flea market if you are spending a holiday in London and buy things at very affordable prices.

Also read – 10 Best Things to Do in London in Summer for a Fantastic Trip

8. Paris’ Flea Markets – Paris, France

Paris is a place where you can find exhilarating flea markets at every corner. You can find flea markets in every size, and at many places like Clignancourt, Montreuil, Vanves and more. Some of the popular flea markets that one should definitely visit are the massive Les Puces de Saint- just outside Montmartre, Marché aux Puces de Montreuil in the arrondissement, and the Marché aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves near Montparnasse.

Best Flea Markets in Europe, Paris’ Flea Markets – Paris, France
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9. Cormano Flea Market – Cormano, Italy

Cormano Flea Market is one of the prettiest flea markets in northern Lombardy and a must-visit. The market is held on every Saturday from 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM, so to have good deals and no crowds, visit the market as early as possible. You can witness glass and silver items, famous Cormano silk, antiques, fabrics, household goods, toys, and so much more.

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10. Ciney Expo flea market – Ciney, Belgium

The huge Ciney Expo flea market happens twice a year, in April and July. It is a four-day flea market showcasing Gothic furniture, rare statues, 19th-century tables, antique jewellery, paintings, silverware, fabrics, and so much more. The market features around 700-800 exhibitors from all professional backgrounds, and around 16,000 visitors of all ages attend the event. Do visit and buy unique items at striking prices.

Ciney Expo flea market – Ciney, Belgium
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A ravishing Europe trip is totally incomplete without exploring the unique flea markets with amazing and exclusive items. These small tours to flea markets will let you know more about Europe’s culture, history, fashion and food! So, what are you waiting for? Plan an exciting trip to Europe from Pickyourtrail and find some astounding Europe travel packages. Also, if you want, you can customise your itinerary on your own with your own likes and dislikes. Isn’t it amazing? Check some brilliant deals now!

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