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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 #48 of 215 attractions in Brussels
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
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Seattle
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117 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Right on the Grand Place, so it's in the center of things. Some excellent exhibits on the history of Brussels itself. Definitely worth a visit. Pro tip - store your junk in the lockers located on the ground floor underneath the stairs.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

It only costs a few euro to enter. It's a smaller museum. Liked the dressing room on the top floor. The balcony gives a great view of the plaza.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Spend an hour while in between bars and understand the way Brussels is formed. See the Manneken-Pis entire wardrobe on the top floor great choice of costumers

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Ogden, UT
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49 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I liked my visit here, but it was fairly small, I expected something a little more extensive. The exhibits cover the history of the city, and the top floor has some of the costumes that Manniken Pis has been dressed in.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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72 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

it is situated in a building called maison du roi in the grand place n opposite the town hall.it is counted as a unesco world heritage site alongwith the square.it is dedicated to the history of brussels n contains many paintings,sculptures,tapestries,photos.the most imp being the costumes -abt 750 of the mannekin pis statue.

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Nomadic
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This made for a refreshing break from the heat and crowds outside. It's nothing special, very traditional and dusty museum. Staff are nice though.

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Pensacola, Florida
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16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This small but interesting museum is located on the Grand Place and is worth the visit. It can easily be viewed in an hour or so. The Mannekin Pis costumes (several hundred) are delightful to see.

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Forest Hills, New York
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The museum is located in one of the historical buildings of the the Grand Place. The building itself is majestically beautiful. Being around the Grand Place transports you to a different century, which is also the case once you step in the museum. There is large amount of history housed within those walls. Compared to other museum's this one is... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you use the Brussels card to get in it is worth visiting. While there was information on the city of Brussels history it was mostly not in English and not well displayed. It is worth seeing the Mannekin Pis in costumes as it was definitely amusing and will be remembered.

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Canberra, Australia
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51 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This museum provided a broad introduction to the history of Brussels. There are English cards for a good number of the exhibits, and videos are run in English, French and Dutch (in a consecutive loop). The main draw card is the warddrobe of Mannekin Pis, where a selection of the 500 or so donated costumes for the statue (as well... More

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