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Town Hall (Stadhuis)

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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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A beautiful townhall.

Another interesting building at Burg Square, with amazing architecture. It served as a model to one in Brussels. I loved it.

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

Another interesting building at Burg Square, with amazing architecture. It served as a model to one in Brussels. I loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I passed this when doing the city tour so never got the chance to go into but if I am ever back this would be on my list to do. The building is stunning to look at but then most of Bruges is lovely and would recommend anyone to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Stunning room which required at least half an hour to appreciate. No crowds so it is easy to really see all of the art.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The gilded rooms here are incredible. A neat place to drop into for 45 minutes. Not enough here to warrant a long stay, but beautiful and worth it if you have the Bruges card.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

What an amazing place. The pictures and ornate finishings on ceilings and walls are stunning. This is included in the multi museum entrance card.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing hall with highly decorated ceilings, windows and walls. Spend time reading the information regarding the scenes painted on the walls.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Most people will be happy with looking at the exterior of this highly-restored building. If you love history, you may be willing to pay to see the richly-decorated upstairs council room and limited museum displays. The 19th C. wall paintings provide an engaging history of Bruges.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Wow....the Gothic Hall upstairs is breathtaking. Yes, it's over-the-top with gilt and murals and paintings and vaulted ceiling....almost rivalling the State Rooms in the Hermitage (St Petersburg). But, what an impressive place to be married!! We saw a couple of weddings and it was almost "Disney magical". However, you do have to live in the town to be married here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Take time to enjoy this space and study the artwork inside. It was very stuffy on the day we visited which meant we spent less time here as I had to leave.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went in by chance, and paid to upstairs to go see the main hall - so glad we did - the paintings and history that make up the room are well worth the visit. We went into one of the anterooms - and when we came out walked straight into a wedding being conducted in the main hall! So in... More 

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