Here is some more background on the antique market and the town itself: The Sunday antique market basically follows the streets around the old town wall along with filling squares and two huge halls with dealers’ booths. One can find all kinds of items and in all types of conditions from unused to nearly falling apart in the abundance of stalls. Overall, the quality seemed very good and the selection truly enormous. Prices were also very reasonable especially when compared to some of the outrageous antique shops in Brussels, which are fun to look through, but not fun on the pocketbook! Tongeren is a place where antique lovers migrate from all corners of Belgium, even from neighbouring countries. The town is made up of narrow streets, a central square and lots of shops, bars and restaurants. Due to the weekly market, no doubt, there is also plenty of antique shops. These cater for antique hungry visitors even on other days than Sunday. Just another interesting fact, Tongeren is Belgium’s oldest town. The town was established on the site where Julius Caesar had his military camp during the conquest of Gallia.
One of the many sidewalks lined with antique vendors
Nearing the end of the market as we were heading to our car, but coming back for more!
Just some random things for sale
Main cathedral in center of town
Cute antique store
Part of the old town wall
Next time we plan to go to this restaurant since it looked so cute and was set back from the touristy market area.