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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 211 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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Being in a square surrounded with old building was amazing. You will actually feel like traveling back to a couple of centuries ago and imagine the life in this square; same building, same pavement, same crowded activities, but of course, with people wearing big dresses and suits. The square itself is pretty historical (if you take the tour, you will... More

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Saint-Cloud, Ile-de-France, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Oustanding architecture, lots of local brassseries, chocolate-shops to die for... just be careful with the paved uneven street

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Pune, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Can't find the words to describe this place... My feet take me there again and again... Just love the square and the lively streets around it

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Lynden, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I knew there would be outstanding architecture, but nowhere did I read or hear that the street side restaurants and pubs, stores of all kinds were endless. A great way to spend the day with many places to shop or eat. The streets are extreme cobble so good walking shoes are a must.

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The grand place square is huge and massive and is a bustling and lovely place to explore when you are in Brussels. Although it is crowded with visitors and tourists and may cause some "human" traffic jam, it is still worthwhile to visit. Be prepared to spend a couple of hours to walk around, especially the smaller lanes where many... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

The most amazing place which we visited to retake the same photographs from the same locations taken in 1926 but our Great Aunt Phoebe on her holiday to Brussels. Additionally, if you are a BBC Secret Army fan you will love the chance to go and stand at the door of the Cafe Candide which does not look like it... More

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Chicago Suburbs
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I 1st visited La Grande Place back in 1969 & never forgot the experience. It's still fascinating & awe-inspiring, however it seemed much cleaner the 1st time I visited. (Too much litter this time.) There are more little shops--lace, chocolate, etc. at street level than I remembered. As a 60+ year old woman I was amused that a nice, middle-aged... More

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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This square is really the heart of Brussels, with jaw dropping architecture and a really vibrant atmosphere. When we visited a music festival was in full swing (at 6pm), and the square was literally packed. Hundreds of friendly people all giving us a taste of life in the city, I'd love to go back when the flowers are there

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west ireland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful old city square. Lovely architecture. Many great cafes and bars along the perimeter. Very nice on a warm summers evening.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to visit the Grand-Place during the World Cup when Belgium was in the finals. It was so much fun people watching. Everyone was a fun crazy but not out of control. The area itself did not really have places to sit except for stairs so it is more of an area to walk around and appreciate.... More

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