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

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Address: Grand-Place, Brussels, Belgium
Phone Number: 02-279-43-50
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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A view into the history and historical art of Brussels

Opposite to the monumental city hall on the magnificent Grote Markt this is the museum about the history of Brussels. There are many old paintings, maquettes and pictures of how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Not a real museum, it is more a permanent exhibition with folklore things like amll the Maneken Piss clothes , some olds paintings, tapestries and testimonial of the past life in the city. You got also an exhibition on 1st world war times. No point to waste 4 euros/pers and time to visit it. It should be free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Opposite to the monumental city hall on the magnificent Grote Markt this is the museum about the history of Brussels. There are many old paintings, maquettes and pictures of how Brussels looked like through the ages. There are interesting mediëval paintings, wallcarpets, sculptures and other artefacts as well. The building itself is an impressive 19th century immitation of a mediëval... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is not a museum its an art gallery so my time was wasted.there is an exhibition on the second floor on Brussels in the first world war.it is poorly laid out and not worth the effort of climbing two flights of steep stairs

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The museum in Brussels has a wonderful beer garden directly across the courtyard. View the works of the masters, then order a large pitcher of your favorite brew while watching the tourists in the plaza! Outside seating and economical prices. However, the stairs to the bathroom go almost vertical. One way to tell if a person is too drunk!LOL I... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Nice museum in the centre of the old town. Cheap entry and enough in there to keep you in for a hour or two. Just to note they have lots of costumes that the Manneken Pis Sculpture wears which are interesting.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Grand-Place and its surroundings is obviously the tourist area of Brussels - definately worth a visit as surrounded by cool bars, restaurants and some decent shops. Although I wouldn't rush back to Brussels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Centrally located on the Grand Place, a visit to the Museum of the City of Brussels is well worth it. The display on the top floor on life under German occupation during WWI was very, very good and information is available in several languages. The Manneken Pis costumes are funny and the altarpieces and tapestries in the ground floor are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I stayed there in January and is a must see in the city, not that big but has some temporal exhibitions. Students can get there free. You need to go ands see the wardrobe and the original statue of the Manneken Pis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

There were English laminated card for every exhibit. Get to know about the history of Brussels, the myths/stories about Manneken Pis, about the river problem that Brussels had... The museum is just at the Grand Place.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

On our recent trip to Brussels we went into this Museum - first impression was that the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was so nice to see the displays - I have a fascination for old churches etc and the wooden statues were beautiful. I noticed that there were info sheets in folders on the walls - most... More 

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