I love to stroll around in Ghent. I always discover something new: a nice little alley, a beautiful old house-front, a hidden bar, and so on. While walking around in the first years I lived here, I discovered a little flea market next to the Bij-Sint-Jacobs church. Don’t expect too much of it, during the years some vendors with cheap-ass shoes and ugly plastic handbags found their spot on this market as well, which made it lose a bit of it’s charm.
Nonetheless it’s still possible to find some little treasures here. I bought some really old comic books once and a city-guide of Paris from the 19th century (which I tried to use in Paris – that plan didn’t work out that well). Besides the books you can find all sorts of curiosa here. I like to come here because of the nice atmosphere.
If you are into second-hand clothes and accessories stop by the Oxfam store on the square. It’s part of charity-chain in Belgium. The profits go to charity-projects all over the world. The clothes are not expensive at all and real vintage! I always take a look at their jewelry. Found myself some nice bracelets last time I went there for only 2 euro.
Flea market Bij Sint-Jacobs | Shopping
Fri – Sun 08:00 – 13:00