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Grand Place, Brussels

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Landmark
The center of Brussels, Grand Place forms an imposing square with opulent buildings, including the city hall. Dating back to 1523, the city's main square was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1998. Take in the grand architecture of the guild halls, and a tour of city hall. The square houses the Museum of the City of Brussels and the Brewers Museum, both of which give a good impression of the essence of Brussels. Despite its relatively small size, the square attracts more visitors than any other attraction in the European capital. Also there, Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles. Take a look at our Brussels tour itinerary planning tool to schedule your visit to Grand Place and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • You can't visit Brussels without visiting the Grand Place. Even though covid meant the restaurants were shut it is still spectacular to visit.  more »
  • It is the largest square of Brussels located in the centre, without wanting to spend several times during your stay, in the evening it is even more beautiful with the illuminations.  more »
  • I really love the annual light/3D show on Grand Place. It really highlights the architecture of the place.  more »
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  • Most beautiful place in Brussels. Recommended to visit both during day and night times especially during Christmas. The music light sync is played and it’s absolutely beautiful and a treat to eyes. It’s extremely crowded most of the time except during early mornings..
  • Beautiful and very historical place to visit especially in December when sound with light show running on each day. That is awesome to see and the environment really cool. Highly recommended to visit this place. When you visit this place don't forget to buy chocolates from here and eating fresh waffles.
  • Always love visiting this wonderful, expansive central 'place'. Nice to have a drink in one of the bars there and just watch everyone go by, meet, take photos... Nice atmosphere.
  • Beautiful square, especially at night. A must see spot for every photographer. Amazing atmosphere. Should at least visit it once, if you plan to go to Belgium and of course specifically to Brussels. Best season: mid spring or early summer!
  • A marvelous place to take pics. But difficult to take good pics. I suggested staying until the night falls. Night views would be much better. Also, in the daytime you could always encounter many weddings here.

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