Stadhuis, Bruges

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Marvel at the ornate exterior of Stadhuis, whose Gothic facade is guarded by gilded knights. The building has withstood the test of time and is hailed as a symbol of the city. A small fee gets you access to the hall and the antechamber. These are the only rooms opened to the public, but the architecture and the artwork hanging on the walls is worth the short visit. Pick up an information card at the entrance to guide you through the paintings and the people pictured in them. With our world travel planner, Bruges attractions like Stadhuis can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Similar to the rest of the historic buildings is located in the Centre of the city and is one of the buildings that are recommended to see. There's nothing flashy, but it is one of all. The architecture is very cute.
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  • Who comes to Bruges cannot stop visiting. Especially the second floor, paid access which also entitles you to Bruges Vrije. The ceiling of the room is wonderful. There are paintings around depicting historical facts relating to the city. Next to the main hall on the first floor there is a very good exposure. On the right, just past the entrance to the room, there is access to bathrooms.
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  • Located in the Burg square this beautiful town hall is well worth a visit for it's amazing architecture and art. You step back in time and soak up the medieval atmosphere.  more »
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  • Outstanding architecture. Take a picture from outside. You can give a miss to inside.
  • We purchased the museum pass, but had we not I would have been upset to pay for this museum individually. Two rooms and many people that work there making it very clear they were packing up for the day... over an hour before close.
  • Good place for tourists who are into old architecture and interior
  • Not much to see here inside, just a quick look at the main hall
  • Lovely architecture. Waffle-van-adjacent. Excellent view from the bench across the square. Room for improvement: - the painting of the building on display inside the building would have been even better if it had looked like the building it was meant to be of - one of the flags (the yellow one) waving in the wind above main entrance had come loose and ruined the symmetry of the design and caused me great personal distress

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Bruges' tiny city center is the place to be when staying in the medieval town. Don't stray too far from the World Heritage Site when looking for accommodations, and make sure to book in advance, as the historical city center attracts visitors in droves. As a hugely popular tourist destination, Bruges has no shortage of accommodations in varying price ranges. You'll find everything from backpacker hostels to upscale hotels here.
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