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Stadhuis, Bruges

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Architectural Building Landmark
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. Using our world travel planner, Bruges attractions like Stadhuis can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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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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  • For €4 (not much in Bruges) you just get the meeting room with its great murals and ornate decorations (and a placard to tell you about each mural) and a small exhibit on town history.  more »
  • This is a nice, ornate building, but not worth the entry fees. There's a bit of an uninteresting museum in an adjacent room  more »
  • This is definitely one of the highlights of Bruges! The ceiling is magnificent, and there's a second room with some interesting information about Bruges at different times in history. The ticket also ...  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