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Town Hall (Stadhuis)

Address: Burg 11, Bruges, Belgium
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Ranked #8 of 56 Attractions in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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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Loughborough, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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Skegness
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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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Middlesbrough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It's worth paying the €4 just to see the ceiling and artwork in the place, it's an outstanding piece of neo-gothic architecture! Included in the price, you can gain entry to the Court next door to the Town Hall. The fireplace is the main feature of that, simply stunning!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

This is a spectacular town hall everyone should spend some time trying to take it all in it is truly spectacular and this is just the facade I did not have time to go inside but it is top of my list bfor next time

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Hope Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is an astonishing building. Make sure you take time to study the figures and patterns on the outside of the building: remarkable detail. Now, when you go inside and ascend the stairs into the main hall, make sure you take time to read the detailed written descriptions on sheets provided, in a range of languages, of each of the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very nice façade with many interesting features. I did not visit the interior but the square is a must during your visit to Bruge.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This Gothic building is beautiful and the entire facade of the building is covered with interesting sculptures. Inside on the ground floor also there are interesting art works besides the ticket counter. Upstairs in the main room there are artworks covering the entire wall and ceiling on history of Bruges explained by an information leaflet there in various languages. The... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Stadhuis is a site that must be seen. The Gothic Hall is very beautiful and a good photo opportunity. Your ticket also gives you entry to the Brugse Vrije next door.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Stadhuis is one of Bruges most famous sites, so it's worth a visit. When you buy a ticket it gives you entry to the Stadhuis and Brugse Vrije next door. Don't expect it to take you long as there is only the Gothic Hall Room in Stadhuis and one room to visit in Brugse Vrije. However, the rooms are beautiful... More 

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Kent,UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Wonderful room with interesting murals and stained glass windows. The ante-room was more difficult to follow .

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