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Grand Place

Brussels, 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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“flower carpet” (349 reviews)
“christmas tree” (114 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Brussels, Brussels 1000, Belgium
00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
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Reviewed 9 December 2015

A very cold night a few weekends ago but once the show started the wait was worthwhile.All the impressive buildings change colour in unison with the music.Very impressive,well worth a visit,times are posted in the square,starts about 7-30pm I believe and then every half hour.v...More

Thank frankogm
Reviewed 9 December 2015

The buildings here are beautiful, fairy-tale buildings. The play of light on them with music in the Plaisirs d'Hiver season is wonderful!

Thank NataliedeGray
Reviewed 9 December 2015

I have been to the c ity few time, but never in August when they have the flower carpet. Rest of the year, the weather is known in Brussels to be not very nice, which is true. The Grand Place is the most touristic destination...More

Thank ArmenGrigoryan
Reviewed 9 December 2015

The Grand-Place is such a good historic place to see. For Christmas they have a large tree decorated, a nativity scene with actual animals, and a holiday light shows on the buildings every 15-30 minutes. Walk down a little and you can enjoy a Christmas...More

Thank Gwyneth T
Reviewed 9 December 2015

I stumbled across the Grand Place when I was taking a walk and enjoying the Christmas markets in Brussels. I found it just charming. I arrived (again by chance) just as the light show that is on during the Christmas season was beginning. The magic...More

Thank betteskid
Reviewed 8 December 2015

What a fantastic place to go during the Christmas festival. If you are lucky enough to go to Brussels during the month of December then watching the show at night is one not to be missed

Thank 1Steve_bach
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Visited the Xmas Markets as been recommended to go. Loved Brussels and the Grand-Place was spectacular. From 6pm there is a sound and light show on these magnificent buildings - not to be missed!

Thank TessP52
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Beautiful opulent buildings line this huge social space in the heart of the city. The architecture is jaw dropping and visiting Brussels without coming here would be wilfully stupid! Go and sit open mouthed. The evening sound and light show is ok but nothing special,...More

Thank Howellsey
Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

The Grand Place in Brussels is the most famous place of interest . We were lucky to see that the christmas season celebrations were getting started , the christmas tree and the rows of small shops along the side of the square . The Grand...More

Thank asifnabi
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

The Grand -Place is stunning any time of year. In the Winter months there's a magnificent Christmas Tree and holiday decorations, in the Spring - flowers and outdoor cafes all year long. A well-preserved true attraction in the heart of the city.

Thank Paulina R
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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
9 July 2017|
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Response from Alecko A | Reviewed this property |
I say the weather will be your worst enemy, but other than that, it's a lovely city and you should go ahead and visit it. Transportation is easy, so don't worry about that. How safe it is can't be answered with the current... More
19 May 2017|
Response from Dario D | Reviewed this property |
Mainly during xmas or special events.