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Address: | Grand-Place, Grote Markt, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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+32 2 279 23 43
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Impressive landmark, must see

Coming to Brussels without visiting this area on the Grande Place, is an important omission. This is advert old building which at night, is becoming the spectacle of a light and... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2015
Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Coming to Brussels without visiting this area on the Grande Place, is an important omission. This is advert old building which at night, is becoming the spectacle of a light and music show. Around 5:10' local time, stand by and you ll be able to enjoy a free grandiose show. You need to check if it's only during December.

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San Gwann, Malta
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Beautiful especially with the lights and music during Plaisirs d'Hiver season! It happens every half hour throughout December evenings

Thank NataliedeGray
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2015

It is one of the buildings on the Grand Place, never been inside. Looks nice, not easy to photograph, as the square is rather small and the buildings on it are a bit big for the size of the square.

Thank ArmenGrigoryan
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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607 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015

This is probably the greatest old town hall in the Benelux and Europe. And set in a great environment with many other old facades.

Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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267 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

This Town hall's facade is magnificent become even more impressive during christmas time when whole square is illuminated. This architectural stunning building reminds of Marien-platz in Munich or vice versa albeit more grand.

Thank OneTrueWanderer
north carolina
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541 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

The town hall and the details of the outside are very interesting and beautiful. The city has done so much to restore this area and make it a wonderful gathering place. I didn't have enough time on this trip for a visit inside but hope to in the future if it is open.

Thank anonymoussfh
Scottsdale, Arizona
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227 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

This place was built over many years and there is a lot of interesting architecture. It is still a working civil service building but the one hour tour is fun

Thank johnvback
Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 2015

Really beautiful building. The detail in the structure is exquisite and really well done. It looks stunning at night when it is lit up and you can walk through to the centre courtyard during the day.

Thank Charlotte N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

remarkable building, symbol of the city. So much details on the facade. Must see during stay in Brussels

Thank Dunja G
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 612 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

It's ornate but its lack of gilt compared to the surrounding guild halls makes it look plain. It would be more impressive if it was symmetrical, but it's not. Also notice how the ground floor archway under the tower is out of alignment. This gives it character, but removes it from any European beauty list.

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