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Address: Burg 12, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 3250448711
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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Bruges' City Hall (1376) is one of the oldest in the Low Countries. It is...

Bruges' City Hall (1376) is one of the oldest in the Low Countries. It is from here that the city has been governed for more than 600 years. An absolute masterpiece is the Gothic Hall, with its late 19th-century murals and polychrome vault. The adjoining historic hall calls up the city council's history with a number of authentic documents and works of art. A multimedia exhibition on the ground floor illustrates the evolution of the Burg Square.

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Ornate splendour of the main hall

The town hall is an imposing building filling the bulk of one side of the cobbled square. Downstairs is free to access but the ornate splendour of the splendid main hall is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The main hall of the Stadhuis is undeniably beautiful, with high vaulted ceilings, dramatic large windows, and walls covered in paintings. I did enjoy looking around here but did not feel like I learned a lot from the information provided, which was a pity. There is a small display in another room leading off from the hall, but nothing really... More 

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Isola
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The town hall is an imposing building filling the bulk of one side of the cobbled square. Downstairs is free to access but the ornate splendour of the splendid main hall is upstairs and a fee is charged. The fee includes a personal a digital recorded guide. If you’re visiting Brugge this will be a short but worthwhile visit The... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This City Hall is actually really small. But it has an interesting collection of historical items (coins, seals, records, books, etc.), preserved in perfect condition, on display. Won't take you too long to look at them so I would say by all means pay a small entrance fee and take a quick look - it completes your visit of Burges.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have time, it's worth a quick look. The decor of the hall is stunning and the small museum has some lovely paintings. Probably only about 20 minutes required.

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Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing, small building. The craftsmanship (especially the gold) is really incredible. Great displays of paintings depicting medieval life. Even thought, it is not very large, it is definitely worth a visit.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very cool to see the wood carvings and the paintings that have been there for half a millennium...Beautiful and the audiguides were great.

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Orange County, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

As you walk in the reception hall the wall to ceiling murals are very impressive. They were done by talented artists, and judging by the application of gold everywhere, money was no object. As far as content was concerned, most of them referred the glory days of the city, significant events, and people. Unfortunately information English was in short supply.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly only few visitors were there when my husband and I came here on a sunny Saturday late afternoon in July. there were a lot of chairs to sit and rest while admiring the beautiful celling deco, listening to the music played in the festival in the sqaure outside. There was a card that described the paintings on 4 walls... More 

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liondon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This is a jaw dropping piece of work. A camera shot fails to do it justice. Just stand and stare at the detailed work in every corner, crevice, space. Magnificient

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Kursk, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

The place is nice and interesting, but unfortunately the exposition is very little. You only see the main hall and a small collection of exhibits. The ticket is cheap, however, and also includes the old court museum just round the corner. There again you see only an authentic hall and a couple of modern glimpses around.

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