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Ciney Expo Flea Market and Antique Fair

When it comes to fine and huge Flea Market & Antique Fair, then the town of Ciney in the Province of Namur becomes a must! Ciney hosts one of the largest flea market and antique fairs in Belgium with over 700 exhibitors from Belgium, France, Germany, Holland or even Italy and 15,000 visitors. The fair takes place twice a year over three days, usually around March and October. What has made Ciney famous, is it’s unique concept of « unpacking at the back of the truck » which is featured in the second half of the video above: on the first day of the fair (Friday), more than 500 trucks peacefully invade the parking of Ciney Expo. Vendors initially leave their trucks closed and at 2 p.m. sharp, the gates of the venue open to visitors, who then rush as quickly as possible to the trucks in search of rare and unusual objects. This really is the must of the fair! If you plan attending Ciney Expo we strongly advise you to show up on the first day of the fair (Friday) as by the end of the day, most of the best stuff will be gone. On Saturday & Sunday you will mostly find “leftovers” like bulky or expensive items that didn’t find any taker, or objects in a bad condition. Also, the “unpacking at the back of the truck”, the fair’s highlight, exclusively occurs on Friday. Schedule of the Ciney Expo Antiques Fair Friday (10€ entry fee): Opening of the Salon des Antiquaire (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.), unpacking in the covered area of the Ciney Expo Exhibition Center (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.), unpacking at the back of the truck (2 p.m. – 7 p.m.) Source: By s



Rue du Marché couvert – 5590 Ciney. Belgium (Thanks to the excellent Belgian motorway network and the short distances between the towns, Ciney is easily reachable from Brussels, Tournai, Mons, Namur, Liège, Charleroi, Dinant, La Roche-en-Ardenne, Rochefort, Durbuy, or Bouillon) Longitude Latitude