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Grand-Place

In the City Center, Brussels 1000, Belgium
00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
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As featured in 3 days in Brussels and 1 other guide
Ranked #1 of 203 attractions in Brussels
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Other
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... more » 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. « less
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Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This truly the heart of Brussels and Europe. Close to restaurants and bars. Chocolateshops in abondance ;-)

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This plae is breathtaking. Every building is beautiful in its own unique way. Theres a ridiculous amount of gold decoration. You need to see this place both during the day, and at night, preferrably accompanied by a waffle! It will take your breath away. Just be careful of the cobblestones - no high heels!

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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

You won't regret your visit to Brussels' Grand Place. A strong taste of medieval and renaissance architecture laced with folk history, typical shops and nice restaurants and cafes. In front of the superb City Hall you will enjoy a sip at a strong Belgian beer while gazing at the historical monuments. Most of the buildings have been burnt to ashes... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We were strolling around on a walking tour when we came to the Grand-Place. There was a collective gasp from everyone as we rounded the corner. An amazing look back into history.

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Brussels, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

the grand place is unesco world heritage and once you´ve been there, you understand why. The brussels town hall stands there. For historical info, a quick look at wikipedia will help. Once there, don't forget to visit the nearby' galerie de la reine'. Avoid the restaurants near la grand place unless you've read positive comments before. (the Scheltema for example,... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful city squares in Belgium (and even in the world). You are surrounded by ancient houses with rich decoration and statues. Sipping a Belgian beer at one of the outdoor terraces and watching the world (and other tourists:-) go by, is a great pastime (but can be expensive – but then again, you’re sitting in the... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful square, mixture of styles, perfect for having a drink or a coffee and admiring the architecture. Every 2 years in the summer they place a "flower carpet" here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

this is it! Heart of Brussels and Manneken pis is also right around the corner, to find it take from Grand Place at the left side of the townhouse Karel Bullsstraat changing name to Stoofstraat cross Lombardstraat and continue Stoofstraat. Next crossroads he's up on your left side! He is so small you might miss him even if you're standing... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

For sure it has to be in your list if you are visiting Brussels for the first time. As belgian would say la gran place est la cerise sur le gateau. Personally I find it a bit kitsch but you have to visit it. Tip:

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Brussels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You should watch the sound and light show. You can take a nice (but expensive) beer at any of the coffee shops around the square. It is worth it in summer.

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