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Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles)

Grand-Place, Brussels, Belgium
02-279-43-50
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Ranked #39 of 203 attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Historic Sites, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Although this is to be expected as we are not in England, this museum had significant handful fire potential due to the poor catering for English guests, although cards were provided in places the quality of these was varied.m

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riberac
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36 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We visited just after Christmas when the Grand Place in which the museum is situated was having nightly son et lumiere shows when all the grand buildings were magnificently lit up. At this time there was a great buzz in the whole square. The museum is on 3 floors and we didn't get time to spend as long as we'd... More

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35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

There is no English on anything but it's well worth the visit to see all the different mannequin outfits!!

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Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This building is architecturally interesting with centuries old wooden construction style. It has considerable details about early city history and typical furnishings of wealthy city leaders. It was a good refuge from a freezing rain December day, but would not be on a top-5 list to visit on a brief trip.

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UK
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11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

an interesting museum, in the main square. The best thing was the room filled with Le Mannekin Pis, in as many national outfits and other outfits as you could imagine - and more!

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Israel
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83 reviews 83 reviews
57 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The museum presents the history of the city, including models of the city in several eras. On the last floor there is an exhibition which I liked the most in this place - all the customs of the manneken pis, this is really cute ! I advise you to pay a visit to this place AFTER you have explored the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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61 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The Museum is located in the Maison du Roi on the Grand Place. The building itself was re-built in the 19th century and the clock tower was added at that time. The paintings and tapestries are interesting and the various costumes worn by the Mannekin Pis are delightfully strange and wonderful.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Good place to learn about the history and development of Brussels. Situated on the main square where you see alot of people standing and sitting about. You see a collection of the clothes the Mannekin Pis has worn over the years.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Housed in one of the splendid buildings in the Grand Place, this traces the history of the City of Brussels. Well, to an extent; there is nothing on the Art Nouveau period. In fact, the building is not the medieval building it appears to be, having fallen into such disrepair in the 19th century that it needed completely rebuilding. Originally... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

A good place to learn something about the history and development of Brussels and see some of the clothes worn by the Mannekin Pis statue. The videos on the 1st and 2nd floors are very interesting too. Excellent value museum.

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