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“Nice building” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Town Hall (Hotel de Ville)

Town Hall (Hotel de Ville)
Grand-Place | Grote Markt, Brussels 1000, Belgium
2 548 04 47
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Ranked #2 of 211 attractions in Brussels
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“Nice building”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Nice building if you enjoy architecture, not much activities to do at the building though. If you have little time skip this and check out the bigger attractions.

Visited October 2012
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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
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“History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This is a great place to visit to remind oneself of the quality of government practiced in Europe in the 14th century. Well preserved.

Visited October 2012
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Radford, Virginia
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“One of the most beautiful town halls in Europe!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

I grabbed a chair and sat in front of the town hall (with a glass of Leffe Blonde) and just looked at the facade for a few hours. There are many statues across the front from local people to royalty in differently attires. The workmanship is incredible and the statues look like real people (not like today's modern art where it looks similar but the artist does not have the skill or talent to make it look real so they call it modern art as a poor excuse for their lack of skill!) There are exhibits sometimes in the museum which are interesting! It is also fun to read the 'banns' about people who want to get married. I see many people walk by and hardly notice the beauty and love that was put into the building. Grab a chair and just look at the details. Even the magnificent statue on the tower. It will take your breath away to see such wonderful artwork and skill!

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“Couldn't understand the tour guide ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Would have enjoyed this visit better had the tour guide had a good command of English. We could not understand what she was saying, and neither could many other people in the group, judging by the expressions on their faces. Because of this, she didn't hold the group together very well - that's not good! She half-heartedly told the group there were no photographs to be taken. She was largely ignored but she never did anything about it. It's a beautiful building, just a pity we knew as much coming out as we did going in. It's also a pity that we only saw a small portion of it.

Visited September 2012
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“Old building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Great if you like old buildings and Belgian history. If not just photograph the outside as it is amazing, can see why the whole square is a unesco world heritage site

Visited August 2012
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