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. Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Brussels Edition.
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  • Brussels' Town Hall at night...well the whole Grand Place is just ..amazing! What an atmosphere If you are lucky: sounds and lights games In all occasions: plenty of people from everywhere around the ...  more »
  • The city Hall is one of the hottest sights in the city hall, which is surrounded by restaurants and restaurants, and every transformed building is a different feature. This is not far from the urine.
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  • It is a tour with a guide. We are been with the English-language Sunday afternoon tour of 16:00. The guide spoke very clearly and his English was good. He had knowledge of affairs and this could combine well with pleasant funny comments. The rooms that you visited were authentic and very pleasant to see. If you are then go back over the weekend. On these days not worked and you can go through most of the rooms and corridors. Just worked on weekdays by the management of the city and the Mayor. Get the ticket do you do on the outside of the Town Hall. A bit cumbersome but understandable if it is still being worked on during the week.
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It's easy to find accommodations in Brussels for nearly any budget. Tourists generally gravitate to the area surrounding Grand-Place, the city's main square. Also consider staying near Stephanie Square Centre and Boulevard de Waterloo, which are both centrally located. As Europe's unofficial capital, the city boasts a wealth of high-end hotels for visiting diplomats, concentrated along glitzy Avenue Louise. Those looking for a low-budget option will find a host of hostels scattered around the Grand-Place and within walking distance to the city's main attractions.
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