The first thing you’ll spot once you enter this 1-bedroom apartment for rent on Place du Grand Sablon are the three large windows overlooking the square. The wood floors, working fireplace and exposed brick walls along with an open-concept floor plan that combines kitchen, dining and living room will quickly regain your attention. With stainless steel appliances, the kitchen is also equipped with cutlery, dishes, pots and pans. There is even a washer and dryer! The L-shaped counter has two stools where you can eat, along with a 4-seat dining table and a coffee table between the sofa and TV. A half-bath with toilet and sink can be accessed from the living space or from the cozy bedroom, where a double bed with nightstands, the ensuite shower room and built-in wardrobes welcome you home.
Before there was a modern-day Sablon, there were wetlands grass and sand. At the time when Brussels was a walled city, this area just outside the wall was left unused, other than by a hermit or two. Nowadays, the neighborhood is part of the city center, and there is plenty to see and do when you’re living here. The district's two large squares are bustling with cafés and restaurants. Your apartment is right on the Grand Sablon square, and the Petit Sablon is a short 5-minute walk away. If you enjoy delving into history, you’re in luck, because there is plenty to be found here. The 16th century Palace of Charles of Lorraine and the Royal Palace of Brussels are just 7 minutes away, and you’ll definitely want to walk through the gorgeous gardens there.
Suitable for: Professionals, Couples, Students, Erasmus
Sablon (Brussels City Center): Sablon is a home to twin squares - Grand Sablon and Petit Sablon. Originally an unused space in the old days, this neighborhood started growing in the fifteenth century and became an important part of the royal lineage. It got remodelled in the nineteenth century and is currently very popular with Brussels’ residents, featuring plenty of antique stores as well as shops and restaurants, allowing you to have a comfortable life in Brussels. You will also find the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel University here, along with plenty of bus and tramway stations that will take you into the city centre.