Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, Brussels

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Architectural Building · Landmark
The main seat of city administration since the Middle Ages, Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles may be the first thing to draw your eye in the Market Place. The central tower was restored in the early 1990s, and the exterior is a series of detailed reliefs and sculptures dating back to the 15th century. The exterior is the most impressive part of the building, but a tour through some of the inside rooms doesn't disappoint. Begin your tour in a reception hall, which is free to enter, but a small fee gets you access to the rest of the exhibits. The fee includes a tour guide, and you only need to book 15 minutes in advance. Tours are in Dutch, French, and English daily, but each language is given at a specific time of day, so check the attraction's website for specific times. The building is still the seat of the Brussels mayor, so some rooms are closed to the public. This attractions is part of World Heritage-listed Grand Palace. Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • This place is located in the centre of the city. It is a big square surrounded with ornamented building. It worth the visit because 1. it is a must to go in Brussels, 2. The building are beautiful 3.....  more »
  • During the more than 30 years I live in Brussels I walked trough Town Hall a couple of times and maybe appeared also once on the balcony. I don't know why they are building a new one. Also I never.....  more »

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