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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Worth seeing the Manneken Pis costumes

The museum is not large and you can see all of it fairly quickly if pressed for time. But the top floor is the best part. You have to see the Manneken Pis costumes. You will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The museum is not large and you can see all of it fairly quickly if pressed for time. But the top floor is the best part. You have to see the Manneken Pis costumes. You will feel like you are at It's A Small World when you see all of his costumes representing different nations. When I was in Brussels,... More 

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Belmont, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

There are two possible tickets to buy, the second one is only one extra euro and is a review of WWW 1 in Belguim. I recommend the purchase of both tickets. There is a book translated in different languages that will help understand the variety of war time comics. There are many places to stop and rest and bathroom facilities... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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London
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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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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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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Brisbane, Queensland
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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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Mexico City, Mexico
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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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