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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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Well you walk in and you can't help but say 'wow'. Vaulted ceilings along with beautiful murals all explained by a information sheet in the room. You also get a leaflet which... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Well you walk in and you can't help but say 'wow'. Vaulted ceilings along with beautiful murals all explained by a information sheet in the room. You also get a leaflet which explains who all the statues are on the front of the building. One of which is Adam and Eve in a cheeky pose! Small charge of €4 which... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This was well worth a visit and the audio guide was a welcome addition. Entry to this also entitles you to entry to the Brugse Vrije.

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Thank JHReading
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

we were here for an exhibition so weren't able to get the audio guide but the overall grandeur of the place is top notch.

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This place had really gorgeous murals and a very, very thorough audio guide that explained in detail all the art, what it meant, and the historical significance. Totally worth it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Even though it is just one room (excluding the side room with artefacts in) there is so much detail and grand splendour to take in. The amount of detail in the decoration and murals requires a lot of studying. For €4 each (or part of the €20 multi venue ticket) it is a must visit for Bruge - especially on... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

There isn't a lot here, still it is worth a few minutes of your time even on the busiest schedule to pop in and admire the wonderfully carved wooden ceiling and to see the old maps and paintings that show how little Bruges has changed since the 15th century.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

If you go up the stairs you end up in a fabulous hall. There are wall paintings all around, about historic events. The ceiling too is splendorous. In an additional room some historic items are shown, with some background information.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Slightly disappointing. Only one main room to see and ththe other building is not clearly marked for visitors. The building is beautiful from the outside with little to see inside.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

There is so much history to see in Bruges, but this and the Basilica stood out for us. It also doesnt take too long

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

For the price of €4 per adult, this is well worth a visit. This City Hall is one of the oldest in the country. The building has a lovely exterior where there are a number of statues on the facade. However, the Hall is magnificent with its murals, statues and golden ceiling. The murals show important events in the history... More 

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