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Town Hall (Stadhuis)

Address: Burg 11, Bruges, Belgium
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Ranked #7 of 62 Attractions in Bruges
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The Bruges Town Hall was built in 1376—and amazingly, the city has...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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 Hall’s 19th century Gothic Chamber and the painted figures that shed light on the city’s incredible past.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This is the most beautiful town hall that I have ever seen. It is truly a highlight of Bruges! Imagine that for 600 years (since 1376) the city of Bruges governed its city from this very place and even nowadays they convene at that same place! Wow! It a master piece of Gothic. Everywhere we look, we see paintings, statues,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Stadhuis is a fascinating look into Medieval Belgium and its own special form of "democracy". This is the oldest civil building within the country of Belgium and has been giving political holdings to Bruges for 700 years. This building is Gothic and began construction in 1376. Check out the dominate front facade and the niches and sculptures (dating from... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We went to the Stadhuis partly because we already had the museum card and it was included! It is an old town hall (obviously) with beautiful grand rooms full of paintings and fancy decorations. It's not the most interesting of the museums, but there is plenty to admire there. Even the windows are impressive, If you want a bit more... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

You are likely to run out of memory taking a lot of photos here as the interior design, the architecture and the portaits and murals are just stunning.

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Malden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This should not be missed. The council room in the Stadhuis was fantastic. The medieval wood carving and the murals are stunning.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I am absolutely astonished by the shape and the size. It is beautiful and it is amazing how much a building can tell from its society.

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Louhans, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This building was beautifully restored for years and it was really worth it. The facade is amazing, with lots of restored statues and the typical flamish style of ornaments. Every time when in Bruges I walk over there and enjoy the sight. Inside there is a huge room, where weddings and receptions take place, but which is open to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Great location, staff friendly, breakfast very average, hotel/rooms are terrible. Liked staff, disliked rooms

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Loughborough, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Impressive rooms and paintings, one of the landmarks of the city. It can be seen in combination with the old cathedral and the court room.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A very handsome building, with information on the long history of Bruges. The Court next door, the Liberty of Bruges, has a huge ornate fireplace. Both buildings are well worth a visit.

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