Grand Place Brussels

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Grand Place – Nightly picnic

I have debated lots with myself whether to write about this spot or not. Obviously the Grand Place of Brussels is one of the must-see attractions of the city so every tourist will pass by there.

But today I want to suggest you go there late in the evening, even now that it is cold. Buy a beer in one of the nearby shops, maybe some fries, and sit there on the famous old Belgian pave.

Soak in the ancient spirit of this amazing square, chat with your friends, get to know the group of foreigners sitting next to you.

There is just one thing you have to promise me you will do before you have had too many Duvels… Check out the Town Hall building (on your right when you enter the square coming from La Bourse) and tell me what’s wrong with it. I will then tell you a story about it :)

PS: don’t read further if you want to discover what’s wrong on the Town Hall building on your own!!!

Well.. the main gate is not in the middle of the building and it’s not even in the middle of the tower building. The 2 sides are very different if you check details. And the legend says that when the architect saw the mistakes he couldn’t cope with them and threw himself off the tower!

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Grand Place, Brussels

Opening Times

24 hours daily


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)