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Address: Burg 12, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 50 44 87 11
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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Bruges' City Hall (1376) is one of the oldest in the Low Countries. It is...

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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Impressive hall!

There's not a lot to see here, but what there is, is well worth the 4 Euro entry (this includes the Court house next door as well). The huge gothic hall is the main attraction and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 March 2015
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

There's not a lot to see here, but what there is, is well worth the 4 Euro entry (this includes the Court house next door as well). The huge gothic hall is the main attraction and impresses with sheer size and wealth of decoration. Still used for council meetings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

I had never paid to visit this before despite many previous trips to Bruges. It is the oldest town hall in Belgium, dating back to the late 14th Century and its beautiful façade dominates the Burg square. Unlike some previous reviewers I found the person from whom I bought our tickets friendly and helpful. Perhaps those reviewers are the type... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

This is one of the oldest town halls in Belgium and is a glorious, Gothic masterpiece. The piece de resistance is the first floor meeting room with its vaulted oak ceiling and frescoes which tell the history of Bruges. It is well worth the modest charge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

the grand hall is decorated with very interesting wall murals. the paintings are not particularly old but they tell the story of bruges. note the depiction of jan van eyck and his wife receiving official visitors and also the story of the crusaders bringing the vial of christ's blood back to bruges. knowing some of these stories aids understanding of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

Its only 4 euros and maybe passes just 30 mins but its still worth it. The vaulted ceilings are great and it just reeks of history :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

The main thing to see here is a late 19th century neo-gothic painted hall in the upper floor with paintings of historic events in the city's history. If you have the Bruges pass, it's worth spending 20 minutes to see. If history is not your thing, maybe give it a pass.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

Although not the most interesting of attractions, the Town Hall is simply stunning and for 3 Euros (Student price) is definitely worth a visit. We really enjoyed strolling around this grand building and the information cards were useful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015

This is the most beautiful town hall that I have ever seen. It is truly a highlight of Bruges! Imagine that for 600 years (since 1376) the city of Bruges governed its city from this very place and even nowadays they convene at that same place! Wow! It a master piece of Gothic. Everywhere we look, we see paintings, statues,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015

The Stadhuis is a fascinating look into Medieval Belgium and its own special form of "democracy". This is the oldest civil building within the country of Belgium and has been giving political holdings to Bruges for 700 years. This building is Gothic and began construction in 1376. Check out the dominate front facade and the niches and sculptures (dating from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

We went to the Stadhuis partly because we already had the museum card and it was included! It is an old town hall (obviously) with beautiful grand rooms full of paintings and fancy decorations. It's not the most interesting of the museums, but there is plenty to admire there. Even the windows are impressive, If you want a bit more... More 

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