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Grand Place

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 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
00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is such a beautiful place to visit, most of the buildings are covering with gold but it is quite crowded so beware of pick pockets.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

What a fabulous place, houses are very well kept, entire place is very beautiful - a must see when in Brussels

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Sommerhut
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice buildings and always something to do. Also the direct neighbourhood is nice. Many restaurants and bars.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Philip P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Grand Place sweeps you back in time to another age. It’s completely enchanting and has a superior beauty that cannot be replicated anywhere else. Be sure to stroll around the various and then return to the grandeur of this spectacular square. Take a seat...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 25joang
Reviewed 3 days ago

The architecture is pretty amazing here. You are surrounded by grandeur and it does give you a sense of the opulence of this great city at its peak. The down side is that everyone else knows it also so it is usually very crowded. Use...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank James H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a nice time. Good restaurants. Weekends can be crowded. Not a lot to see but just see if in Brussels.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Linda W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a large pedestrian plaza with beautiful buildings. It is surrounded by shops ad well, so of you want to osu the price and look at the buildings and purple while tot eat this is a good spot.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jaymeh133
Reviewed 3 days ago

This square is breathtaking During the day is is bustling and you get a chance to see the different styles of architecture and take in the culture. At night it feels completely different. It feels serene even though it is still very busy There are...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lyndsay K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stunning square with fantastic 360° views. During holidays this place is packed but if you are lucky to visit during a calmer period the pictures will tell the story. Try this square at night when the lights come on, i was blown away.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Damme1971
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you have a chance to take a tour, do so as you will learn so much more about the history of the Grand Place.

Date of experience: October 2019
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August 23, 2019|
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Response from faridfo | Reviewed this property |
you can sit and rest inside tourisminfo office or in front of buildings of the grand palace but there are no any benches.
December 26, 2018|
Response from louisehI9623YQ | Reviewed this property |
I believe it only happens every 2 years and it was in August 2018, the next one will be 2020. There are a lot of other beautiful things and places to see
December 19, 2018|
Response from Benjamin F | Reviewed this property |
The best, in my opinion, is to book one or two days in advance online. One can find good deals from many companies like onepark or neoparking (that are the two I personally use also in France).