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City Hall of Brussels (click to zoom)

City Hall of Brussels

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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 (click to zoom)

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. Other guided tours for groups and private individuals are also organized:

Practical information

City Hall
General reception
Grand-Place
1000 Brussels [plan]

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
Information guided individual and group visits without booking
Tel. : 02 548 04 47

Opening hours : Wednesday: 1 pm in Dutch, 2 pm in French, 3 pm in English. Sunday: 11 am and 4 pm in Dutch, noon and 3 pm in French, 10 am and 2 pm in English. Registering must be done at last 15 minutes before the visit.
Closing period : holidays
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 start or the tourist offices at the Grand-Place and the Rue Royale 2.

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 65 euro per group of up to 20 people.

Enter the city

Boulevard Jacqmain and Max in one-way direction

Since 9 December 2014, the Boulevard Emile Jacqmain and the Boulevard Adolphe Max are only accessible in one-way direction.

Boulevard Jacqmain and Max in one-way direction