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Address: Burg 11, Bruges, Belgium
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Worth a look round, but kids would find it dull, unless they're into civic buildings. There are guide sheets, available in English, to explain the rooms and their functions.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Worth a look round, but kids would find it dull, unless they're into civic buildings. There are guide sheets, available in English, to explain the rooms and their functions.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This structure, like so many in Brugges, was amazing. The stonework on the facade of the building was gorgeous. The artifacts that are chosen for display have fact sheets that illuminate their place in the display, and the stunning murals are beautiful!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our hotel overlooked the Town hall and we could see this building from our room window. This building is so beautiful that we could not get enough of it. This building is over 500 years old and it is right next to the Basilica of the Holy blood. There was wedding party that was taking pictures in front of the... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Beautiful Building, spent a few hr. exploring Burge on the way to Amestradum. Took a lot of picture at the townhall and The Basilica

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This town hall is over six hundred years old and sits on the southeast corner of Berg Square next to The Basilica of the Holy Blood. (Don't be surprised to see wedding parties entering or leaving.) The facade is extremely Gothic and covered with statues. The lobby is filled with large paintings on Bruges' history. The Gothic room is the... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The Stadhuis is the historic political center of Bruges. The main hall has magnificent paintyings and should not be missed. Spend about 30 minutes and then move on to more comprehensive sites. Worth the visit, friendly staff, and I recommend purchase the multi museum pass for 20 euro. It will save you a bundle and you can enter the most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This building is gorgeous but it's too bad the stage that appears to be there all summer obscures the view of this building. It's such a shame to have half of the building covered over.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Yet another exampe of architecture that leaves you speachless, considering how this building was clnstructed and what it has been through including 2 world wars it is a testament fo the builders. A true work of art

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is such a picture postcard perfect building and whilst we were there, there was a wedding taking place. What a great place to get married. It's on the same square as the Church of the Holy Blood so easy to take in both of these sights together.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was a great area to get some family photos and sit at one of the cafes around the main square and regroup.

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Address: Burg 11, Bruges, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges

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