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Town Hall (Hotel de Ville)

Grand-Place | Grote Markt, Brussels 1000, Belgium
2 548 04 47
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Ranked #3 of 224 Attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

For anyone who's interested in buildings, this is a must-see, externally and internally. Check the website for the 5 euro tours of the interior which are conducted in various languages.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The most beautiful building on "Grand Place". Must visit at night, where is possible to see it illuminated. Great shots for photographers!

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California
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760 attraction reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I wonder about language. How is it that City Hall is called Hotel de Ville? Did visitors once stay here? Gorgeous building on a gorgeous, historic square!

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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322 attraction reviews
401 helpful votes 401 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You will be impressed by its architecture. Truly a work of art. If you are interested you could take a tour inside the Hotel de Ville to learn more about its history.

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NYC
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We went with the tour. There are so many historical buildings there, full of people. The day we arrived happened to be a celebration of a local band 100 years old there. We also visited Manneken Pis there. Tried their multi-flavored waffles there. They actually have salmon waffles, delicious!

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Went on the 10am tour Sunday morning. Guide was very interesting and very knowledgeable. Well worth going to seeing the history, rooms and art works.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The Hotel de Ville is an impressive building in the square. Its architecture, is a bit off balance, which adds to its uniqueness. I wasn't able to tour the inside during my short stay. If I remember correctly, tours were only available on Wednesdays? Check with the tourist center website before you go, I'm sure the interior is as impressive... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The entire square is full of historical buildings. It is also a great place to update your tour attraction info from the free BRU-WiFi network sponsored by the city

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Carcassonne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

If you visit Brussels you must visit the grande place in the centre. A wonderful historic place full of stories behind the facades - if you have a guide! Good restaurants too.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The area of the town hall is surrounded by other nice buildings as well. The town hall itself is a spectacular build and really looks grand in front of you. The area naturally bring a lot of tourists and you can get some good pictures if you can fit it all in the camera! I would think you wouldn't need... More

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