We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grand-Place

Address: Brussels, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Private Tour
$144*
and up
Private Tour: Brussels City Sightseeing Tour
Top Rated
$33*
and up
Brussels Half-Day City Tour
95%
Ranked #1 of 216 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: Considered one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Europe, the...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Considered one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Europe, the ornate Grand Place is the center of Brussels, where many historic buildings dating from the 17th century are located.
Write a Review

9,724 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    6,939
    2,358
    371
    34
    22
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Singapore
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

My family & I are true lovers and admirers of all the nature's wonders around the world but this beautiful wonder - The Grand Place of Brussels in Belgium - made by men are something extra-ordinary. Not to mention its exciting surrounding bustling with excitements. The live music being played by amazing artists. Lots of gourmet foods, creamiest chocolates and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jakarta, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is the most interesting and iconic point in Brussels. However, when I was there last October some parts were being renovated ;( But, don't worry you still be able to enjoy the surroundings as there are many little shops sell Belgian chocolate :)

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
220 reviews 220 reviews
105 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This central square in Brussels is breathtaking and is said to be the most important landmark in Brussels. Grand Place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Town Hall and surrounding grand architecture are captivating. The opulent overwhelming structures are difficult to photograph due to the sheer size. However, the square is just as huge allowing visitors to walk across... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Amaizing arhitecture and nice pubs. The place is really beautiful. You can enjoy a glass of beer on a terrace or delight yourself with Godiva at the corner!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I was there on the New Year Day. It was so beautiful. Unfortunately some part of it was in renovation process, yet it was beautiful.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bucharest, Romania
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We went after Christmas and after dark there was a light and music show, which started every half an hour. The old buildings are beautiful by day and also by night. The Grand Place and the surroundings are the best part of the visit. The Chocolate Museum is close by.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manama, Bahrain
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Not very attractive as I expect but is is a place you need to see and buy the chocolate from the around shops. I 'ed rather prefer to visit this place but not to stay in the hotels there. I didn't centre any building around because I went there at 7 pm and don't know if it is allowed to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Western Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I added a day trip to Belgium from Paris while I stayed over Christmas. We were in Belgium for about 5 hours. I'm so glad I did this, even if it meant I lost a day in Paris. The square is amazing, full of beautiful buildings we just don't have here in Australia. The Christmas markets were on, which had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
44 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We traveled to Brussels in early December, and really enjoyed our time their. The Grand Place is photographers paradise, filled with color, design, stunning architecture and amazing interior and exterior craftsmanship within these buildings. There are plenty of places to shop in the surrounding area, as well as many places to eat and drink, as the Grand Place is centrally... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Budapest, Hungary
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Nice buildings, especially illuminated at night. There are several good pubs around and infinite amount of chocolate.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Grand-Place? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Grand-Place and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Grand-Place staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?