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Grand-Place

In the City Center, Brussels 1000, Belgium
00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
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Brussels Chocolate Walking Tour and Workshop
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Ranked #1 of 204 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Historic Sites, Other, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
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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.
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The buildings are stunning, especially at night. It is a great shame, however, that you can not sit down and enjoy them without being horribly ripped off and or exposed to large crowds (mainly drunk after 6pm)

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

You can't deny that Grand Place is indeed, Grand! Worth visiting after dark, after a few local beers!

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Its a tourist mekka with loads of little shops and cosy little places in the area! We went to the Beer Musuem! We really enjoyed the beer tasting afterwards! We also bought a lot of different handmade truffels and chocolates!!

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Grand Place is beautiful and it looks great at night with the buildings lit up. There are many places to eat and drink in and around it as well as plenty of shops for chocolate lovers. As some other reviewers have commented, there are often a lot of beggars around.

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Kildare, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

There are too many beggars and the beer museum is silly, you walk around some room and see nothing of interest maybe because i spoke english did not help. The Grand Place though on its own is well worth visit.

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The Netherlands
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Must see when visiting Brussels. For value stay in Le Legende hotel which is 10 minutes walking from this majestic place (see my review for that hotel). As stated by others also come at night and see the lighting. When I visited they were just setting up all the Xmas stuff, so that will be a nice addition as well... More

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South Wales
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Nice architecture but unlike a lot of Main Squares there isn't any 'feature' in the middle, it's just a city square. Well worth a look but we found it to be riddled with tourist traps. Just a 2-minute walk away from it and prices of beer and food drop considerably. It's surrounded by lots of smaller 'places' where you can... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This is best palce to see while in Brussels downtown. There is unique architecture, maybe nicer during darkness. We visited when Christmas tree was setup, really warm atmsphere there. Lot of chocolate shops around :)

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful main square lots of people around. Lots of beautiful buildings always ended up here no matter what Road we took!

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Hallett Cove, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

An incredible display of architecture rising up all around you. I went there once during the day and once again at night when it was lit up quite incredibly. There are some nice restaurants and chocolate shops located here also. There's no reason not to see it while you're there.

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