Oct 16, 2012

Arlon Flea Market

Located in the southern region of Belgium, just across the border from Luxembourg is a small town Arlon...
From The K-town area it's only 2 hours. There is also a ton of great shopping on the road into this town from Luxembourg...

Here you will find a quaint market held the 1st Sunday of each month from March till November. 
Being held only on Sunday's that means there aren't any shops open.. 

The village is just adorable. The people were very friendly, and everyone spoke French.... There were many vendors from all over, even some German vendors. I think this is a GREAT market to visit in the summer as well.. When I arrived, it was 8am... vendors were still setting up... by 10:30 it was packed with shoppers. Everyone dressed in their Sunday best!

The Market is situated in the city center, down one little street after another. You can kind of get lost, if you aren't paying attention and doing to many turns.... So pick a landmark and make sure you visit all the streets. I would say that this time of year ( October) there it took me 1.5 hours to tour the entire market, at a rather quick pace and doing 2 walk throughs... It was pouring rain that weekend, and the rain let up that morning, but I wonder if that kept some vendors from coming?

This market did not sell junk, it was all unique, vintage, or antique... not your everyday household items....
Hardly any furniture... very small pieces if there were any ( chairs, end tables etc)...

To give you an idea on prices: I thought they were very good! Some things were priced high, but that's everywhere you go... This school desk, was in top condition - seated 2... it was $140 euros...

                                                           These were between 20 and 40 euros

                        This vendor here, had great prices! but any furniture was a bit on the high end... for example the small piece dead in the cener was $100 euros... the vanity on the right was $140 euros...

There was one antique shop right on the market platz. It was open during the market. This shop had alot of junk... it was not very organized, but there were some neat things in there. The only problem ( to me) was nothing was hardly priced... and no one was around, but shoppers... So I can' t tell you what most prices were on here, but definitely worth a visit! 

Here are some photos inside the shop: 

                                                                              Notable trunk- no tag...

                                                       I thought this was adorable... but no tag! =(

                                                                 This was 30 euros...

Back to the Market......................

                                        Look closely in the pictures below... what do you see?

These are awesome science specimens! See the snake in the jar? the star fish? The coral? The Clam?
                                     These were aprox 20-75 euros each... they were very very old.

This guy, had hardly anything left, by the time I got to him, this is what you see, and pretty much all he had left, He had a large van, but I have no idea what else he could have sold so fast? =)

                                               wooden rolling pins, all sizes aprox 7 euros, lots of funky wooden things.

                                    It was such a blessing the Sun came out that morning!

Also in the City center is an Oxfam store. This is a Salvation army type chain all over... They were not open, but they did set up a booth outside their shop... They also had alot of clothing for sale inside...

The Bakery's were open, and there was one or two other food vendors... lots of young kids selling Apple juice in bottles etc.... very quaint.

                               Take some time after the market to visit some of the beautiful buildings...

Thanks for visiting! I hope you have a chance to visit this market someday! 



  1. Excellent post! flea market is an excellent place for best and cheap goods. I appreciate for this great blog that is simply brilliant about arlon flea market as well as all the images looking amazing. Thanks for great effort and share.

  2. I'm so excited about finding your site...just so happens this weekend is the first Sunday of the month (!!) so I'm planning to head over and check out Arlon! Can't wait to find some treasures -- thanks so much! - julie


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About The Market Junkie

Welcome. My Name is Angela... AKA The Market Junkie.

I am a stay at home home school mama of 3, and this is my hobby. Family comes first, then my love of markets and second hand fun! I love visiting the markets in Europe. I love to refinish old pieces and re-purpose them. Living in the Rheinland Pfalz area- my posts reflect the distance to markets and shops from the Kaiserslautern area.

I enjoy the adventure, and hope that you will come along with me! 10 years in Germany, and lovin' it!