Porte De HalCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Porte de Hal, Boulevard du Midi 150, 1060 Sint-Gillis, Belgium, Brussels
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +32-25341518
- Ticket Price: 5 EUR
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids
This fairy-tale like tower used to be a 14th century medieval city gate on the second walls of Brussels. Others of its kind have all been destroyed, but this one found use as a prison, customs house, grain store, and even a church at one point. Today it is a museum, part of the Royal Museums for Art and History. The museum’s exhibits are about the history of the building, the history of defending Brussels, a collection of arms and armour, and the role of trade guilds in the city. The cherry on the literal top of the cake is access to the battlements at the top of the tower, from where you may take in some great panorama of Brussels. Also check out the mysterious looking cone shaped room on the roof. Each of these highlights are on a different floor.
Entrance Ticket Details For Porte De Hal
- EUR 4 for groups of 15+, senior citizens.
- EUR 1.5 for 6-25 years old, unemployed and handicapped.
- Free for under 6.
- Free on first Wednesday of the month after 1pm.
Porte De Hal Hours
- Closed at 2pm on 24th and 31st December.
How to Reach Porte De Hal
- Subway 2, 6; Trams 3, 4, 51 stop Hallepoort.
- Buses 27, 48, 123, 136, 137, 365a, W stop Saint-Gilles Porte de Hal.
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1.25% of people who visit Brussels include Porte De Hal in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
56.25% of people start their Porte De Hal visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Porte De Hal
93.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Porte De Hal
Porte De Hal Reviews & Ratings
A nice museum focusing on the Renaissance history of the city. It gives a good feel for the structure of the society during that period, including trades and religion. The tower is beautiful, with interesting wood beamed roofs and a decent view of the city. Unfortunately, English information is limited to a free audio guide.
Do not waste you time for entry fee (€7). Complete disappointment. The place is a depressing place and most of the rooms are large with little items to look at. The info is only in French and Flemish. No English or other languages are found here. So for me I went around not really learning anything as I don’t speak either language. There are bathrooms in the basement and top floor. I do not recommend coming here as there is hardly a view to see out the tiny windows.
One of my favorite museums in Belgium. I recommend.
You will like this place if you are into medieval history. This is the old city gate tower. Inside you will find a small exposition re medieval. There are a few activities for kids. No wifi. Plus, there is a good side view on the top of the tower
Nice views from the top and some interesting architecture inside. Quite a small museum, but there some interesting stuff. The notes for the exhibits are not in English though