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Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, Brussels

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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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  • I like going to the Grand Place late evening and enjoy the lights performances on the town hall (sometimes accompanied by music) Great bars with Belgian beers around (i especially like le Roi d'Espagn...  more »
  • An impressive building in an impressive square. The main building in the Grand Place. Beautiful ... nothing more to add 
  • Beautiful to see, especially at night when its red coloured illuminated tower can be seen as a handy landmark from afar. 
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  • Extraordinary building of clear Gothic style, shining example of civil architecture of the region. Worthy representative of this extraordinary city! To be admired by day and by night, beautifully lit, strictly bevendosi a beer sitting on the ground, as dictated by local tradition. We organize internal tours on certain days of the week and at specific times, you have to get on site, just inside the courtyard. @gargio76
  • Iconic landmark of Brussels, don't forget to visit the incredibly rich content of the town hall
  • super palace, super place. best place in brussels ( and history museum)
  • Beautiful Building! The interior is lovely. Visited during the Flower Carpet festival and the second floor balcony gave us a great view
  • What a magnificent city hall. Even though it is not symmetrical, it's bigger on the left side, it is still one of the nicest city hall buildings in the world.