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Grand-Place

In the City Center, Brussels 1000, Belgium
00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
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Ranked #1 of 220 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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Such a buzzing atmosphere! There are plenty of pubs and restaurants around and the scenery is superb.

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Chandigarh, India
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94 reviews 94 reviews
41 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This is the heart of Brussels and a must see for all travellers. It is just 5 mins walk from Brussels Central Train station. I been here during daytime and as well as nighttime and both have lots to offer. I just love the hustle bustle , various tourist groups , lot of places to eat and drink in the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This place is a must visit at night. The lighting on the buildings are close to no other. Magnificent is a word that underplays the beauty of this place. Visit during the summer to see the gardens.

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Florence, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Grand Place is a must see for travelers in Brussels. It's the hub of all things happening - stop by with a beer or some frites at night and admire the buildings lit up after dark.

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Vacaville, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

this place is just beautiful especially at night. a classic in brussels. there were live music when i went there which isn't too bad either.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I have been here a few times now. Each time I am amazed by the majesty of the plaza and the surrounding architecture. I love to get there just before sunset to see it during the day and then grab a beer at one of the bars/restaurants in the plaza to watch the transition into night. Have not decided whether... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Amazing old buildings to look at. The plaza is a lot bigger than in the pictures you see. All the buildings have amazing details.

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Carlsbad, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
22 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Seeing is believing. Stand in the center of the square and see spectacular architecture, wonderful store fronts, and food galore. This should be your first stop on your visit to Brussels!

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I came to Brussels for a day and there are some really stunning buildings and architecture, countless delicious waffle shops (you have to try one, wow), a plethora of chocolate shops, streeth entertainers to spicen up the environment, really beautiful. BUT The place is dirty! I could not get over how dirty the area was, I spent my time in... More

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Greeley, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It is somewhat overpowering the first time you come into the plaza. You just have to stop and let your brain take it all in.

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