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Porte de Hal

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Halle Gate Entrance Ticket
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150, Boulevard du Midi, Brussels 1060, Belgium
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

We spent quite a bit of time here, and learned a lot about the history of Brussels. Very quiet- I think we were actually the only tourists here so we had the place to ourselves. Get the audio guide- it is free and you will...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

This was a nice but small museum, I had hoped for more. I do think part of it was closed though. The audioguide was free.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

The Halle Gate was my first port of call on our recent long weekend in Brussels/Antwerp.This is an absolutely, amazing tourist attraction and I would have to rate as one of the best things I have seen in my long weekend to Belgium.The Halle Gate...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

If you like cool old towers that use to be gates to the city, then this Porte de Hal is for you. If you don't speak or read French you might want to get the audio guide since everything else is only written in French.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Azgators
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Being the only remaining gate of the second surrounding wall of Brussels this is a must see. The gate is almost 600 years old and survived Emperor Joseph 2 order to demolish all gates because at the time it served as a prison. Same when...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

This was on the list of places our family in Brussels took us too see, it was an interesting place with an interesting history.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Narziss
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Unique building in the city. The only bad thing is the area was not so pretty surrounding the Porte de Hal. You can pay to go inside however I did not. Just enjoyed in the exterior and main gate.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Timdow14
Reviewed May 30, 2018

We visited the Halle Gate (‘Porte de Hal’ in French) on a freezing Sunday in March and thoroughly enjoyed it. This 14th gate is the sole remnant of the second circle of medieval city walls around Brussels. Its present picturesque appearance is not medieval though....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Would’ve gotten a lot more out of it if the signage was also available in English. The English audio device helped but I think it only captures about half of what the signage available only in in French and Dutch does. Still it is worth...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DCinKC
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Some interesting stuff to see. It isn’t a big collection, but they have a few cool items. Very few, if any, English information plaques; but if you can read French, no probs. You can go right to the top — nice view. Worth 7 euros?...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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September 17, 2018|
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Response from DCinKC | Reviewed this property |
2 hours and felt like it was sufficient time to see everything
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Budget Hotel around Porte De Hal/Hallepoort Area (2 Replies)
I was just wondering if any can suggest any good budget hotel around Porte De Hal/Hallepoort area or an at area is quickly accessible to a metro station that would connect with Porte De Hal/Hallepoort by metro.
September 03, 2012|
Response fromToniAZ|
Thank you qaminari
Indianapolis, Indiana
Train Brussels to Beersel Castle... (1 Replies)
Hello, I want to travel to Beersel, specifically the castle. Can I take the train from the Hallepoort (Porte de Hal station) to Station Beersel or is there a different station I should use?
September 15, 2015|
Scottsdale, Arizona
Porte De Hal/Hallepoort to Brussels Airport (6 Replies)
I was wondering what is the most economical way to get from Porte De Hal/Hallepoort to Brussels Airport. I see that STIB runs bus 12 and 21 to the airport but which is stop is closer to Porte De Hal/Hallepoort? What about De Lijn bus and the train, which station should I hop on for each and how to get to that station from Porte de Hal/Hallepoort? How much does the ticket cost for the bus and train? Thanks a lot.
September 03, 2012|
Response fromColin56|
< Total cost would therefore be €2 + €3.50 > No. Airport bus ticket is also valid on other buses/trams/metro. If you buy an Airport ticket at the start of the journey (e.g. at Hallepoort metro station), you could use it on the metro to Schuman and then on the airport bus 12 - total cost €3.50.