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“A must of Brussels”
Review of Grand Place

Grand Place
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$88.39*
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Brussels Chocolate Walking Tour and Workshop
Ranked #1 of 412 things to do in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Even after visiting the Grand Place many, many times, with friends and visitors from abroad, this remains one of the favored places even for the locals. The Town Hall, the Bread house opposite the town hall and the many guild houses on the four sides of the square are a real testimony to the civilian architecture and town planning from the 13th to 17th century. Several houses representing the various trades and professions of the time are well maintained and now accomodate cafés and restaurants. The square can be quite crowded on Summer days/evenings and at special occasions (e.g.flower festival, light and sound shows, Christmas..)

Thank henricus v
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Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Its the centre of everything, and architecturally beautiful to boot.

Surrounded by restuarants, bars and choclatiers, it is the place to head if you're on a flying visit.

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Reviewed May 12, 2014

There was an event going on so things were a bit messy at some point, but still, it's a top place to go in Brussels. Try not to buy too many sweets... they're everywhere!

Thank Mike R
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

If in Brussels, don't miss the opportunity to see the square, it's right in the centre. Located close you will find the famous manneken pis en jeanneke pis. During christmas the square is decorated accordingly and there is a huge light show. In september/august, there is usually a beerweekend festival. And there is as well the famous flower carpet every second year. You will also find several bars on the square. Great places to enjoy this wonderful setting.

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Reviewed May 11, 2014

Awesome square and in my opinion it most definately is one of the most beautiful in Europe. lovely architecture and nice little shops selling belgian chocolate on route

Thank Adrian25624
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