Each day it is filled between the hours of 7-14, with all kinds of old and rare items that can be sold. The truth is that it is a bit tacky but you can dig around or simply pass by it while you are doing the comic route of Marolles. The market dates back to the 1919s. During the weekend it is more lively, and to be able to find bargains you should go earlier.
Across from the parish of St Gilles is one of the key points in Brussels most heterogeneous neighborhood. Traditionally it was immigrant neighbourhood and it looks special. Especially since the summer, when the festivals which are organised by the people of the neighbourhood themselves. Also, every morning of the week (except Mondays) there is a market, which is decked weekends.
Every weekend in Groentenmarkt there's a small craft market. These makeshift stalls are in the center of the pedestrian plaza, where you can find everything from paints and oils to reindeer skin rugs, not to mention the usual imitation jewelry, ornaments and ceramic or glass figurines. It wasn't very lively, but can be a good place to find a curious souvenir from Ghent.