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Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, Brussels

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Architectural Building
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. Put Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles into our Brussels tourist route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Brussels.
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  • Situated in main square the Town Hall is a clsssy example of old architecture , the square area is itself very classy and without the visit to the square Belgium visit is incomplete  more »
  • can see the spire from this building all over the city so you will always be able to find the grand place. this building is very grand and ornate and overall stunning to visit  more »
  • Impressive structure for sure. Very entertaining crowd too! Probably enjoyed watching the people and activity outside in the square more than the building. Either way a must see spot in Brussels .  more »