Stadhuis Town HallCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Burg 12, Bruges, Belgium
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +32-50448111
- Ticket Price: 4 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building, Hall
Built in the Burg back in 1376, the Town Hall is officially the oldest building in Bruges. It is a brilliant example of the beautiful Flamboyant Gothic style that came over from France; in fact it was to be its last architectural export for a while as Italy soon upended it with the Renaissance. The interiors are just as rich, the oak ceiling of the entrance hall is decorated with happenings from the Bible. The building is home to the city's governance, and it has been for the last 700 years. The lower floor of the building houses an exhibition that chronicles the history and the development of the Burg and the city over the years. Fantastic 19th century artwork hangs in the second floor of the building.
- Tickets are last available for purchase at 4:30 pm.
- Definitely visit and view the exhibitions, the rooms and the artwork.
- Come back in the evening or at night to see the building lit up beautifully.
- Part of the historic centre of Bruges, and only a short walk from the Markt, so you can plan your trip keeping that in mind.
- The Bishop's Palace, the Old Civil Registry and the Basilica of Holy Blood are also located here.
- Market squares are tourist traps. Which means that the service will be good, the food not so much and the prices you'll have to watch out for. There are places a few streets away that have better and more authentic food.
- No parking at square, a few minutes walking distance away.
- Adults 4 Euros, Seniors (above 65) and youth (below 26) 3 Euros, Children (below 12) Free.
- Any bus to the historic centre and a five to ten minute walk and you will be there.
- There are plenty of places to eat around the historic centre.
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59.42% of people who visit Bruges include Stadhuis Town Hall in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
59.4% of people start their Stadhuis Town Hall visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Stadhuis Town Hall
67.44% of people prefer walking in order to reach Stadhuis Town Hall
Adjacent to the medieval entrance to Brugge is this grand City Hall. It's gothic design leads your eyes upwards with large slender windows. Almost looks like a church but it's not and has been in continuous civic use since the 14th century. Another example where it is a civic building instead of a church that is the centre of a main square in Northern Europe instead of a church that is prevalent more as the center of a town square in the South.
Looks amazing in the little square during the day but even more so when lit up at night
Love this small city...it's beautiful anywhere you see...It's a must when you visit Belgium
Interesting picturesque ornate facade.
Beautiful and old City Hall. There is a museum inside of it.