Grand Place

Grand Place, Brussels

Grand Place
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
About
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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How to get there
  • Beurs • 4 min walk
  • De Brouckère • 5 min walk
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Kspeller
Enfield, UK832 contributions
A wonderful festive experience
Nov 2021 • Couples
The Grand Place is spectacular in its own right, with incredible historic architecture (not even diminished by the presence of a Starbucks). But during the festive period it is extra special with a sound and light show playing every half an hour. The music is mesmerising and the light show is just magical. Worth braving the cold to see it. There is of course the obligatory Christmas tree and a full size nativity. May be a post covid thing but not too crowded either.
Written 1 December 2021
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peter102110
London, UK264 contributions
Beautiful
Nov 2021
A truly beautiful place, especially at night and in winter. The 2021 Christmas tree is a bit over the top, but still very enjoyable.
Written 30 November 2021
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Obiecta
4 contributions
Surprises in Brussels
Nov 2021 • Couples
This is possible one of the most beautiful squares in Europe - my wife and I hadn’t really done any research before we arrived so when we stumbled upon it - it literally took our breath away. I’m there are some lovely horse drawn carriage rides that depart from the square (cost about €50). Also worth checking out the museum located here.
Written 21 November 2021
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The Travel Couple - Chathu & Ishanka
Kalutara, Sri Lanka907 contributions
Must visit at night
Oct 2021 • Couples
This is a must visit in Brussels. This should be one of the most beautiful city squares in the whole world. It's more beautiful at night when all the buildings are lit up. Place is surrounded by beautiful historical buildings and restaurants. It's a nice experience to have a meal at a restaurant here while enjoying the magnificent view of the Square.
Written 17 November 2021
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KCC09876
Los Angeles, CA1,492 contributions
Watch out for pickpockets
Nov 2021
Very beautiful and historic. Try to avoid the tourist traps and the pushy salepeople who are really decoys while their partner tries to pick your pocket.
Written 15 November 2021
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VinnieLondon
Doha, Qatar5,780 contributions
Great panorama on a sunny Autumn day
Nov 2021 • Friends
Very touristy but still a fantastic central vista of Brussels. On a clear cold sunny autumn day the square at its best. Host of restaurants and bars in the square and surrounding streets. Great place for pictures and a drink to watch the world go by.
Written 12 November 2021
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Rita
Porto, Portugal43 contributions
Nice view at night
Oct 2021 • Family
You can visit the place for free. We visited this place when we went to Brussels in October 2021. We saw some people did not wear their mask but we kept wear our masks.

We can see the beautiful square buildings in this place. At night everything turned even more beautiful. They have some restaurants for people to enjoy their day. It is difficult to find place to sit. So, it is standing place.

The place is easy to reach by tourists maps. We walked from Brussels metro station to this place and took around 15 minutes.
Written 1 November 2021
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athome
London, UK9 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2021
It is a large square located in the center of brussels, beautiful architecture, good atmosphere and I felt completely safe
Written 1 November 2021
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SFPrior
High Wycombe, UK352 contributions
Simply beautiful!
Oct 2021 • Family
Simply beautiful and a must see both during the day and at night! Really stunning when the gold glints in the sunlight! We even had a waffle in the square.
Written 27 October 2021
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jordi c
Belgium1 contribution
lovely
Oct 2021
THIS IS A LOVELY SECTION OF BRUSSELS ,the statue was not very big but has as a big story ,must see ,
Written 23 October 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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