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 are possible:

Practical information

City Hall
General reception
Grand-Place
1000 Brussels
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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: 3 euro. Children up to 6 years: free.

City Hall
Guided group visits on demand (VisitBrussels)
Tel. : 02 548 04 48

Opening hours : Date and time must be approved by the Protocol Service of the City of Brussels. Visits are not possible on Friday and Saturday before 3 pm. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
More information : Price: 140 euros (minimum 10 and maximum 25 persons).

City Hall
Guided visits for school groups organized by the Museums of the City
Tel. : 02 279 43 67
Fax : 02 279 43 62

Opening hours : guided tours for schools after booking, on Tuesday (between 10 am and 5 pm), Wednesday (between 10 am and noon), Thursday (between 2 pm and 5 pm)
More information : price: fixed entrance + guided visit = 50 per group (maximum 25 participants), duration: 1h15