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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  • A charming building. Legend has it that the architect be suicide when he saw that the door was not centered. But also continues to be beautiful!
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  • It's without a doubt the centerpiece building in the Grand Place. The spire is so high that if you don't have a wide angle lens on your camera you need to get near the ground to get the entire buildin...  more »
  • Beautiful square in town. Beautiful both day and night. I recommend you stop to admire the details of individual buildings.
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