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Address: Burg 11, Bruges, Belgium
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Bruges Town Hall was built in 1376—and amazingly, the city has been...
The Bruges Town Hall was built in 1376—and amazingly, the city has been governed from this building for more than 700 years. Go inside to see the Town Hall’s 19th century Gothic Chamber and the painted figures that shed light on the city’s incredible past.
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BEAUTIFUL PAINTED CEILING & HALL

Not a lot to see here other than 1 Great room, which is very colourful, Painted ceiling & walls, can be visited quite inexpensively,particularly with a bruge city pass, or Museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Not a lot to see here other than 1 Great room, which is very colourful, Painted ceiling & walls, can be visited quite inexpensively,particularly with a bruge city pass, or Museum card.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Located in the Burg Square, this building is one of the finest expressions of medieval art in the city. Architecturally stunning and in close proximity to the Basilica of the Holy Blood. Be ready to photograph this facade day and night!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The exterior doesn't give away much as to what is on the inside: the hall was covered in amazing details and colour, reflecting the wealth of Bruges in times gone by.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a sight to behold. You can easily spend an hour examining the decorations on the walls and ceiling of this Town Hall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This area dates to the year 1000 and the town hall is the oldest surviving part. Like all old places it was built in pieces and so span 700 years.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

There's not a lot to see here, but what there is, is well worth the 4 Euro entry (this includes the Court house next door as well). The huge gothic hall is the main attraction and impresses with sheer size and wealth of decoration. Still used for council meetings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I had never paid to visit this before despite many previous trips to Bruges. It is the oldest town hall in Belgium, dating back to the late 14th Century and its beautiful façade dominates the Burg square. Unlike some previous reviewers I found the person from whom I bought our tickets friendly and helpful. Perhaps those reviewers are the type... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

really nice and friendly amazing sights , plenty of pictures taken will be going back soon both my self and the wife had a good time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is one of the oldest town halls in Belgium and is a glorious, Gothic masterpiece. The piece de resistance is the first floor meeting room with its vaulted oak ceiling and frescoes which tell the history of Bruges. It is well worth the modest charge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

the grand hall is decorated with very interesting wall murals. the paintings are not particularly old but they tell the story of bruges. note the depiction of jan van eyck and his wife receiving official visitors and also the story of the crusaders bringing the vial of christ's blood back to bruges. knowing some of these stories aids understanding of... More 

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