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Grand Place

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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

So many amazing historic structures here. Restaurant and shops galore! Had fun checking out the boat ride tours and horse and buggy rides! Definitely a must do on your Brussels list of activities!

Thank Diane S
Reviewed yesterday

On all the facades of the building surrounding the square there are gold-surface items ..... I have not seen anywhere else in the world

Thank ivan0555
Reviewed yesterday

This is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Brussels. It is surrounded with absolutely stunning 17th century architecture. The combination of Gothic and Baroque styles are beautiful. I’m so glad that this summer, I visited The Grand Place again to view the Flower Carpet.

Thank Anne K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This Square houses all the old guild halls and town hall. It’s an amazing place for photos and is surrounded by many chocolate, waffle, and tourist shops. It’s clearly focused on tourism, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive.

Thank Cliff M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stunning medieval square in the center of the city. Day or Night it looks spectacular, however it is very busy with tourists. A must see. You can’t take a bad photo here.

Thank avrilmckay72
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can't go to Brussels without visiting Grand Place (Grot Markt)...shame on you if you miss this attraction. Although it's loaded with tourists, its beauty is remarkable. The Grand Place is great for a casual stroll, restaurants and of course, waffles and chocolate.

Thank Kiera P
Reviewed 2 days ago

I like the Brussels central market place, especially during periods of events when for example special lighting is in place. Now I missed this really - it got nearly a grey-old colour when getting dark.

Thank Philip P
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Gran Place on Thursday, 20th September, 2018 and undoubtedly we were astonished with the marvel of the medieval architecture. The buildings are picturesque beyond words! Restaurants and pubs are all around the place and the excellent weather made it possible to have a...More

Thank Brian_Pace_Malta
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Coming to Brussels and don’t pay a visit to the grand place, deserves a punishment! Ahahah my advise is for you to visit either by day and by night.

Thank Filipe F
Reviewed 3 days ago

I could compare this square to the one in Prague. They both are beautiful. Grand Place is a bit more shiny and newer. A lot of tourists, of course, but that is the place to be if you are in Brussels.

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17 April 2018|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Hi @roadman175! Tube. I advice you. I never used other public transports in Bruxelles. It’s not a huge city it’s a medium European Capital. Just tube and walking (not too much). The main touristic attractions are in centre... More
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2 April 2018|
Response from TYOBEANS01 | Reviewed this property |
There are many trains from Brussels Airport to your destination via Brussels Central. If you are staying in centre, there are three big main stations with trains to all destination. Gare Nord, Central & Gare Midi. Enjoy your... More
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13 February 2018|
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Response from GioLaterza | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can go at central taking metro 1-5 one stop. You can go also to Bourse taking the tram 3-4 ( pre metro) one stop. From your hotel is 10 min walk for the Bourse and Gare Centrale.