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Grand Place

| Brussels Main Square, Brussels 1000, Belgium
00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
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Considered one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Europe, the ornate Grand Place is the center of Brussels, where many historic buildings dating from the 17th century are located.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful square” (646 reviews)
“christmas tree” (115 reviews)
“light show” (352 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Brussels Main Square, Brussels 1000, Belgium
00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
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Reviewed yesterday

I stayed close by over the weekend, and decided to visit the Grand Place at about 10am on a Saturday. That is far too late! The entire place was filled with hordes of tourists. And it was drizzling.

Thank girigamba
Reviewed yesterday

I was hypnotised from the magic od Grand Palace. The architecture, the colours, everything was unique.

Thank Armela T
Reviewed yesterday

Can be extremely overcrowded during the spring and summer, so visit in the off season if possible. Beautiful architecture!

Thank Theresa M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow, what a beautiful place. Pictures did not do justice to this place. I enjoyed the view so much I sat at one of the restaurants for a drink and waffle. I took the Eurostar from London for a day trip then the metro to...More

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been here several times, its a must visit if visiting Brussels. Check out in advance if there is something on like flower shows or special events. If not it is well worth a visit to soak up the atmosphere and admire the impressive...More

Thank Gerry23229
Reviewed 2 days ago

The grand place is a stunning piece of architecture. Comprising the town hall, breadhouse and the guild buildings this is a must see. The gold ornate detail is beautiful and it has a fascinating history.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is the center of the city. The square is surrounded by beautiful houses and hystorical buildings.

Thank Mic1907
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is unmissable. It's wonderful to admire the well-preserved buildings. The cafes and bars are nice, but the restaurants maybe overpriced (expected in a tourist area).

Thank FOttoC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’d seen pictures, and thought it looked beautiful, but seeing it in person was breathtaking. And we went in November so we didn’t even get to see the beautiful flowers, but we still found it all so lovely. Especially at night.

Thank lindseypie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Grand Place is a fantastic view with the impressive old buildings sorrounding. The bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity are expensive to the level of being tourist traps.

Thank jjk988
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Agnes O
16 July 2017|
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Response from marthy2016 | Reviewed this property |
Ibis Brussels in Grand Palace is a 3 star hotel. It's not that expensive and people seem to like it.
Agnes O
9 July 2017|
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Response from Denzel2014 | Reviewed this property |
absolutely. I travelled with 2 young daughters and found the area around grand place safe and secure day and night
19 May 2017|
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Response from Dario D | Reviewed this property |
Mainly during xmas or special events.