City Hall of Brussels

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City Hall of Brussels

The City Hall of Brussels is a masterpiece of the Gothic civil architecture of the 15th century. The wealth inside also makes it one of the most luxurious city halls of the country. It possesses an important artistic and historic heritage (paintings, sculptures, tapestries).

Inside the City Hall various styles and time periods mix. The reconstruction by the States of Brabant left us a row of luxurious rooms in the style of Louis XIV at the beginning of the 18th century. Some are used for the meetings of the College and the City Council today. Room of the City Council © MVB

Gothic building

In the Gothic building, 2 ancient rooms were reorganized in the 19th century by the architect of the City, Victor Jamaer. This was done in a pure neogothic style: the room for marriages and the Gothic room which kept its role for official receptions.

Offices of Aldermen

Other premises shelter the offices of the various Aldermen. They are richly furnished and decorated with art acquired by the City in the course of the 19th and 20th century. They are accessible only at certain particular occasions.

Guided tours

Guided tours (no booking) are organized in French, Dutch and English. Guided tours for groups are also organized (after booking):

Practical information

City Hall
General reception
1000 Brussels

Tel. : 02 279 23 43
General information City Hall, the administration of the City of Brussels can be contacted at the Administrative centre

City Hall
Guided individual visits on fixed dates (VisitBrussels)
Tel. : 02 548 04 48

Opening hours : Wednesday: 1 pm in French, 2 pm in English, 3 pm in Dutch. Sunday: 10 am in Dutch, noon and 2 pm in French, 11 am, 3 pm and 4 pm in English. Tickets are on sale on the day of the guided tour, at the info desk of VisitBrussels at the Grand-Place Office from 9 am. It is not possible to buy tickets for another date.
More information : Prices: adults: 5 euro. Pensioners, unemployed, students, children from 6 to 12 years and groups: 3 euro. Children up to 6 years: free. Tickets can be bought at the tourist offices at the Grand-Place.

City Hall of Brussels
Guided visits with booking (groups), organized by the Museums of the City
Tel. : 02 279 43 50
Fax : 02 279 43 62

Closing period : holidays
More information : Ticket: 3 euro per person. The price of the guided tour is 70 euro per group of up to 20 people.