Until Sat 31 December

Guided tour City Hall of Brussels, inner rooms

Category
Guided tours
Place
Brussels Town Hall
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Visite guidée Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles

Description

The City of Brussels Town Hall is without doubt one of most beautiful in the country! Even internationally, few cities can boast such a majestic and ancient town hall! Its age and architectural grandeur make it an unmissable site in Brussels!

This Gothic-style edifice built in the 15th century, is sublimated by the decor of the Grand-Place, often described as the most beautiful square in the world...

Do you know why the wing on the right of the tower is shorter than the one on the left, and why the entrance is asymmetrical? It' s simply due to the fact that the building was built in several phases during the 15th century... did you know that the building still has some original features, but that it also has many additions and restored elements?

As you can see, a guided tour is essential if you want to know everything there is to know about this building, which has been the nerve centre of political and administrative life for more than 600 years, and still is to this day!

In the company of a guide, you'll learn more about the context of the different periods of construction of the building, by observing the main façade overlooking the Grand-Place and the inner courtyard. Then you’ll step inside the Town Hall to marvel at its various rooms and galleries (Council Chamber, College Chamber, Wedding Chamber, Gothic Chamber, Portrait Gallery, Grangé Gallery, etc.), and all the decorations and works of art they contain.

To admire this masterpiece, buy your ticket online or head to one of our tourist offices (BIP, 2-4 rue Royale or the one on the ground floor of the Town Hall itself, on the Grand-Place, on its right-hand side when you face the building). Be advised, tickets are only available 5 days before your visit.

Every Wednesday:
13:00: French
14:00: English
15:00: Dutch

Every Sunday:
10:00: English
11:00: Dutch
12:00: French
14:00: French
15:00: English
16:00: English

Exception: There are no visits when the Town Hall is hosting major events.

The schedule of visits changes during the Flower Carpet and Flowertime (August). Please contact the organisers of these two events: karel.goethals@flowercarpet.be

Plan your visit:
Tickets on sale online

Price: €8
Children under 12 years old: free when they’re accompanied by a paying adult.

Practical information: the visit begins in the interior courtyard and lasts 55 minutes.
Booking for a PRIVATE GROUP: send an email to boxoffice@visit.brussels mentioning the date and time slot you wish to book.

Which health measures must I follow during my visit?

In order to ensure a safe and pleasant visit for all, we have set up a one-way tour. A guide (please follow their instructions as well) will accompany you along the route. The maximum number of people allowed on the tour is 25. The building is equipped with hydroalcoholic gel dispensers at the entrance.

A VALID COVID SAFE TICKET IS REQUIRED FOR ACCESS!

We draw your attention to the following measures:
- Wearing a protective face mask that covers both your nose and mouth is obligatory, out of respect for the staff and guide on site and for other visitors.
- Inside, you must observe social distancing. We ask all visitors to stay at least 1.5m away from each other.
- Participants may not touch any of the objects during the guided activity.
- Please do not stand still and crowd confined spaces
- The cloakroom will not be available, we ask you to come with only what you need. Large bags and trolleys are not allowed; handbags and small backpacks are allowed.

We remind you that the basic rules are listed on the www.info-coronavirus.be website

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Practical information

Dates

Monday, January 1, 2018 — Saturday, December 31, 2022

Timetable

Monday     Closed
Tuesday     Closed
Wednesday     from 13:00 to 16:00
Thursday     Closed
Friday     Closed
Saturday     Closed
Sunday     from 10:00 to 17:00

Exceptional opening

Friday, May 1, 2020 from 10:00 to 17:00
Monday, April 5, 2021 from 10:00 to 17:00
Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 10:00 to 17:00
Monday, May 24, 2021 from 10:00 to 17:00
Monday, November 1, 2021 from 10:00 to 17:00

Place

Brussels Town Hall

Grand-Place
1000 Brussels

M. boxoffice@visit.brussels
http://visit.brussels

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Prices

Children: €0.00
Normal: €8.00

Target audience

Family
Seniors

Languages

Dutch
English
French

Organiser

visit.brussels