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Town Hall (Stadhuis)

Burg 11, Bruges, Belgium
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Ranked #10 of 55 Attractions in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The inside is gorgeous, but for what you pay versus what you see it is a bit much. You see two beautiful room. We only spent about 10 minutes inside, took several pictures, looked around, and left. I have 2 teenagers and a preteen. The teenagers were bored. T

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We saw brides at the front of this placein the morning an in the afternoon we looked in its is gold leaf ceilings and frescos of scence of bruges history worth looking at and very quite away from the crowds out side.

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Stad Huis (Town Hall) Built in the 14th century, this is the oldest town hall in Flanders and certainly one of the most beautiful. On the first floor is the stunning Gothic Hall with its beautiful vaulted ceiling. The historic wall paintings depicting the city's history were added in the late 19th century during the hall's restoration.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

There are two rooms to see here. One is a neo-Gothic hall with beautiful murals - this was one of our favourite things in Bruges, but it probably isn't to everyone's taste. The other room consists of displays about the history of Bruges - very interesting, but not the star attraction here. The ticket is included in the museum pass... More

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Naples, Florida
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was top notch! This is the restored Hall on the second floor. It has a painted and carved wooden ceiling, with hanging arches and wonderful murals. This was one of the outstanding sights in Bruges.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

this is a lovely example of a gothic town hall - - buy a museum pass for 20 euros and you can get in the museums and bell tower and you will save money

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It's nice but 4 euro for basically seeing just 1 room for 5 minutes. I was expecting more from this visit.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Were attending a wedding at the town Hall and what an experience it was ! The location of the Town Hall was of course excellent and the outside of the building looks splendid, beautifully restored and very well taken care off. The mayor of the city was personally hosting the ceremony in the main hall, what a place ! You... More

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The town hall in Brugge is magnificent. The day they were there is was the centerpiece of the summer concert series. Its in a great open court with dining and bars alongside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

While the ornate building can be appreciated from the outside, it is worth to go inside and visit the Gothic Hall with its intricate vaulted ceiling, lavish decorations, and murals.

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