Vismarkt
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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tk3232
Sugar Land, TX4,019 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
In 1820, the city's architect Jean-Robert Callouagne designed the classical column, which is now considered the oldest surviving fish market in Belgium. Today this once-thriving market has mostly crafts and souvenirs, which were not at all interesting and unfortunately boring. Several stalls. A few sleepily wandering tourists. Don't bother.
Written 5 October 2023
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david n
Manchester, UK4,678 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We have only ever seen a corner of this once-fish market being used and this is a few stallholders usually selling painting or similar works.
Written 8 March 2023
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,72,947 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This is a late 19th-century fish market that is very well situated directly on the east side of the canal across from Burg Square. It is a nicely maintained historic place that has always felt very much underutilised in this convenient and central locaion. You can tell the market used to be much larger and more active by the amount of old stalls that fill in the historic outdoor structure. It is neat imagining what the scene would have been like a long time ago the market stalls were filled with fresh seafood with mongers and buyers haggling away.

Today you can see a small effort to make use of Vismarkt on Wed and Sat mornings when a handful seafood companies put up stalls here. Otherwise, just a few handcraft and artists setup in the canal facing stalls during the week, leaving the old landmark mostly empty and unused throughout the year. It has been this way since my first visit to Bruges many years ago. Yet with the crowds sprawling out of nearby squares and choke filled streets nearby, you'd think the tourism folks in Bruges would be able to come up with better use of this central and well-located outdoor venue, even if just to alleviate crowd pressure elsewhere. Perhaps someday?
Written 3 November 2022
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david n
Manchester, UK4,678 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The fish market is a shadow of its former self and on some days, I saw a single fish stall here. On other day, a few craft stalls materialised on the canal side.
Written 10 July 2022
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DunelmArts
Aberdeen, UK1,125 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Constructed in 1821 as a purpose-built fish market to remove the smelly fish from the Markt, the Vismarkt still sells fish today. However, when we visited at the weekend only a small part of the market was in operation selling crafts and art work. Worth a look if you’re in the area but maybe not a special visit.
Written 9 June 2022
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary3,529 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Vismarkt is small fish market not so far away from the main square.
It look OK, but nothing special.
Written 18 November 2021
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Interesting little market not far from the main square, at the canal.
Because of its location near the water and many columns, it reminds me of the farmers' market in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Written 18 January 2020
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ral32
Cambridge, UK89 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Interesting with all the old fish market slabs, but even when the fish market was open, there was only one trader there
Written 16 December 2019
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AnnKzn
Howick, South Africa487 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Worth a trip to buy fresh fish. Unfortunately we missed see the market in action. A colonnade type building using up most of the square. It moved here from the main square due to the smell of the fish.
Written 5 September 2019
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Vierdank
Stockholm, Sweden6,257 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
The centrally located fish market (near Burg square) in Bruges is from the early 19th century and is said to have been erected following Napoleon's order to the city mayor.

Still working as a fish market from Wednesdays to Saturdays, it's otherwise not particularly interesting. Other than as a remembrance of the French occupation, Napoelon and of the city's efforts to modernise public facilities.
Written 8 July 2019
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