Stadhuis
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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David n
Manchester, UK4,706 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Super facade well worth a photo or three. Inside, the museum is a single vaulted hall with lots of late 19th century murals. Spent 10 minutes in there. Then there is a "history" room with an overview in english but all the other info is in Flemish :(

To be honest, its not worth the 6 euro entry.
Written January 30, 2020
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Bianca W
London, UK1,542 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
There's a free audio guide through their website that gives extensive information about the frescoes and decorative elements in this stunning gothic hall. With over 20 audio tracks, there's so much to explore while listening.
Absolutely gorgeous and so well documented, definitely worth a visit!
Written April 4, 2022
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GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,471 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Stadhuis means City Hall and it’s one of the oldest buildings in Belgium. The construction is Gothic architecture and construction took almost 50 years from 1376 to 1421. It’s a wonderful photo opportunity on the outside. The inside is even more splendid with a double vaulted timber ceiling.
Written March 23, 2020
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kbp61
Tiverton, UK199 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This museum essentially consists of two elements. The large hall is well described and presents the history of the city in some wonderful murals. The multimedia exhibit shows the development of Bruges from seaport to the modern day. It is beautifully presented and provides clarity on how Bruges became so important.
Written December 29, 2022
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,208 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The Bruges City Hall is a fabulous building dating back to the 14th century. The city has been administered from this same building for 600 years. The most interesting aspect for me was the collection of beautiful tapestries on display. Entry to the Stadhuis is included in the Musea Brugge card.
Written January 19, 2023
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary3,529 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This town hall represents the glory of Bruges over the centuries. You can imagine how wealthy this city was in the middle ages.
The monumental City Hall (1376-1421) is one of the oldest in Europe. It is from here that the city has been governed for more than 600 years.
It is must to see!
Written November 5, 2021
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Jim W
Sindelfingen, Germany7,641 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This gorgeous stadhuis/city hall is just off the Grote Markt. It is also in Burg Square where you can find the Basilica of the Precious Blood. This square is where the former fortified castle stood. So, you cannot miss this building. Bruges City Hall is one of the oldest city halls in the Low Countries. Building works started in 1376 and took until 1421. Inside it is a museum offering a variety of things to see.
Written April 30, 2023
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China20,262 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Bruges's city hall demonstrates the heyday of the city's affluence as a major trading port of Europe. The ornate building has long been a popular tourist attraction. It now houses a museum that offers a glimpse of the Belgian city's history.
Written June 10, 2023
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gfsc5
Perth, Australia1,784 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This city hall has an exquisite facade. It makes our equivalent back home look a bit pathetic.

Situated on Burg Square, the building is very ornate with lots of detail to check out. We didn't go inside but apparently there's a wonderful Gothic hall in there according to our guide.

Well worth taking the time to check out this lovely building even if just from the outside.
Written August 1, 2023
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1girl_1passport
Vancouver, Canada1,289 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
If you are in the square this building is hard to miss. The architecture is stunning and very beautiful. Unfornatually we were not able to go inside since we were on a tight schedule but I heard it's also worth visiting.

It's worth stopping by whether you go inside or outside.
Written January 26, 2022
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