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Grand Place

| Brussels Main Square, Brussels 1000, Belgium
00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful square” (655 reviews)
“flower carpet” (366 reviews)
“christmas tree” (117 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Brussels Main Square, Brussels 1000, Belgium
00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
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Reviewed yesterday

Our arrival at Grand Place was perfect timing - sat down with a beer outside and the Christmas light and music show just began. We weren't expecting that at all! The buildings are beautiful and this really is a must-see when visiting Brussels.

Thank Ruby_Gamgee-Took
Reviewed yesterday

It was lovely to wander through this beautiful square, especially since it hosted a Mongolian yurt and offered typical ethnic cuisine. There was also musical entertainment.

Thank sandora415
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can visit and enjoy the place at day time and you should come again to enjoy the lightings at night too. Huge old cultural buildings surrounding the "Grand Place" and as the name implies: it is really GRAND

Thank Safa N
Reviewed 2 days ago

Christmas in the Grand Place is special. The evening entertainment was wonderful. Well worth visiting Brussels at Christmas time

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Probably the best place to visit in Brussels. A wonderful square surrounded by characteristic buildings. It definitely deserves a visit

Thank Andrea B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Located right in the heart of the city, beautiful building and the light show in the evening is a must see/stay for. Lots of food and drink options off the square. Downside is the volume of people that flood here and the number of tours...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Grand Place looked amazing with a huge Christmas tree in the middle of the square, in the evening the surrounding buildings are all lit up, so beautiful.

Thank suky31
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the most visited places in Brussels probably. Very vibrant with loads of tourists. Open piazza surrounded by beautiful architecture. The buildings look awesome both during daytime as well as night time. Must visit to take a pic atleast :)

Thank Suheel2012
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Main square. Beautiful architecture. We didn’t do any tours or anything, just passed through. Nice lights at night for Christmas

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited for only a couple of days but packed in Xmas markets, Magritte Museum, belgian chocolate making workshop, Hard Rock Cafe and plenty of saussice picante and Gluhwein. Fabulous!

Thank EllaineBedford
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Agnes O
15 July 2017|
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Response from marthy2016 | Reviewed this property |
Ibis Brussels in Grand Palace is a 3 star hotel. It's not that expensive and people seem to like it.
Agnes O
8 July 2017|
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Response from Denzel2014 | Reviewed this property |
absolutely. I travelled with 2 young daughters and found the area around grand place safe and secure day and night
19 May 2017|
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Response from Dario D | Reviewed this property |
Mainly during xmas or special events.