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Grand Place

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Considered one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Europe, the ornate Grand Place is the center of Brussels, where many historic buildings dating from the 17th century are located.
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| Brussels Main Square, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed today

Wonderful during the Christmas markets. Great place to have a few Belgium beers. Try a waffle (plain) you will love it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Galaxy T
Reviewed today

There is no other place in the world that combines so much beautiful and rich medieval European architecture on one single square. To be seen absolutely, at day or night, always wonderful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Beat M
Reviewed yesterday

I was there end of November and they were installing all the christmas decoration so it was a bit messy. Lovely architecture though

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PaulaAra
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My partner and have spend the weekend in Brussels and this square is definitely the highlight I'm not one who takes much notice of buildings but wow the building's in Grand Place are amazing,you much see the square in the day time and at night...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The light show is amazing! Worth a visit although there’s a lot of people there. But it’s so pretty.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Miss A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is simply so much beauty and history all around the plaza. I went in December, and the Christmas stalls were charming. If you are in Brussels, you absolutely must walk around this area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ahattori
Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful square and some impressive architecture if you are visiting Brussels. On one side is the City Hall and opposite is the City Museum. There are plenty of cafes for a meal or just a traditional beer Still, it's stunning and no one who...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Wingchun32
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful place at any time of year, but in December with the large Christmas tree it is amazing. There was a lights and music show in the evening. The Christmas market was in the streets all around the Grand Place, making for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank reader12
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Still one of the best and nicest place in Europe to visit especially around Xmas time. Lots of things to do , shops in the street etc.. Night time is nicer than day time due to lights. Watch pick pocket and be viligeant.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cozy and super nice at xmas. The big xmas tree is so beautiful. And the cathedral is amazingly beautiful!!

Date of experience: December 2018
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October 1, 2018|
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Response from joshCope | Reviewed this property |
Seeing Brussels in two days isn’t going to be difficult. The Christmas market stalls take up two parts of the downtown area. Firstly around Bourse and leading up to Saint-Catherine. You’ll have time to do all these... More
April 17, 2018|
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Hi @roadman175! Tube. I advice you. I never used other public transports in Bruxelles. It’s not a huge city it’s a medium European Capital. Just tube and walking (not too much). The main touristic attractions are in centre... More
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Response from TYOBEANS01 | Reviewed this property |
There are many trains from Brussels Airport to your destination via Brussels Central. If you are staying in centre, there are three big main stations with trains to all destination. Gare Nord, Central & Gare Midi. Enjoy your... More
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I have to take some print outs of Thalys / other bookings. Are there any Internet Cafés with printing facilities near the Grand Place ? Thanks !
July 23, 2014|
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Brussels for 1 day; Eurostar queries, Metro and Mini Europe. (2 Replies)
Hi there, I am going to Bruges in June and has booked a ticket to Brussels with the understanding that my train ticket from Eurostar allows me to go to any Belgian station from Brussels Midi within 24 hours of the validity of the ticket. My train arrives in Brussels Midi at 2.03pm on the 15th June 09. My question is, 1. Am I right to say that I have to leave from Brussels Midi before 2.03pm on 16th June (the next day)to Bruges for the ticket to still be valid? ...More
May 12, 2009|
Response fromVictoriaQueen|
Hey Qaminari Thank you very much. Your advise is the most informative one I've received from several website. I will research according to the information given. Regarding the part about locals not knowing the route, I just read it from reviews of the hostel I was going to book. A tourist explain that she has asked a receptionist who is a local at a certain shops for direction to this hostel and the receptionist doesn't know. I also read a few other reviews which said the same...More
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Trip ro Belgium - Brugges or Brussels? (6 Replies)
**Bruges Hello. Im planning a 4 day holiday vacation to Belgium and I'm wondering if I should stay in Bruges or Brussels? I found a hotel in Brussels - opposite Bruxelles-Midi / Brussel-Zuid (Eurostar) station but alot of people are saying that it's safer to stay near Grand Place? This is my first holiday alone and I plan to visit both cities. Many thanks.
May 29, 2014|
Response fromqaminari|
It's not so much safer as a great deal more pleasant (and convenient for sightseeing), and in any case, your Eurostar ticket covers you on a connecting train from Midi to Gare centrale, which is 5 mins walk from the Grand' Place. If the hotel you found opposite Gare du Midi is the Ibis Gare du Midi, there is another Ibis ("Off Grand' Place") about 1 minute's walk from Gare centrale, after the Méridien and Novotel.