Grand Place

(Grote Markt)
Brussels, Brussel
  • Olusegun O.
    "Wat a lovely view to behold, super beautiful square I have since"(25 Tips)
    Francesca P.
    "ceremony for the Flower Carpet ...:D"(8 Tips)
    "Beautiful architecture, worth the trip alone."(8 Tips)
    Chris W.
    "Amazing square unmatched by any square in Europe or maybe the world."(7 Tips)
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  • Artyom F.
    Artyom FedosovJanuary 6, 2017
    The most beautiful square not only in Brussels, but maybe in whole Europe. Looks gorgeous even in terrible weather. Try to avoid any shops and cafes, they are expensive as usual in touristic places.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • 4sq SUs Belgium
    4sq SUs BelgiumMarch 5, 2016
    One of the most beautiful squares in the world, surrounded by beautifully decorated baroque and gothic guildhouses, this UNESCO World Heritage site is the highest rated Belgian Foursquare venue!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • 4sq SUs Belgium
    4sq SUs BelgiumMarch 5, 2016
    Every even-numbered year this UNESCO World Heritage site is covered with a carpet of around one million begonias for a couple of days in August.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Adam N.
    Adam NowekAugust 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Grand Place is one of Europe's most spectacular squares, featuring incredible architecture and a wide, open space. As per usual, avoid all of the cafés around here and try to find something local.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Eduardo G.
    Such a lovely place, you have to visit this plaza during the day and also during the nigh because there are 2 different plazas. You can stay sitting in the floor as any time you wish.
    Upvoted Aug 3
  • Thorsten S.
    Thorsten SterkJuly 25, 2017
    Fun fact: If the French would not have destroyed the Grand Place in 1695, it would not look so beautiful today. After destruction the place was rebuild with a closed front of baroque facade.
    Upvoted Aug 3
  • Michael N.
    It's a great open square. Awesome to take in the surroundings. Architecture is beautiful and people hang out around all the adjacent buildings and even sit or lay right in the middle.
    Upvoted Aug 18
  • Starduck
    StarduckJuly 3, 2016
    Loved the hustle and bustle of the place.Should definitely try the waffles and the Bouchée chocolate store nearby.Don't fall for the leather stores run by Asians nearby, they are not of good quality.
    Upvoted Jul 26
  • Gabi B.
    Gabi BulumacDecember 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Without any doubt is the heart of the city ❤️ and the most popular tourist destination in Brussels.A true architectural jewel 💎 People watch heaven 😂 Truly amazing at night😜 Words are not enough...
    Upvoted Jul 28
  • Murat
    MuratJune 14, 2015
    Amazingly stunning and very beautiful OldTown Square. Cafes are all around. On a sunny day, people sit on the old cabble stones and have 'picnic'. So picturisque at night with beautiful illumination.
    Upvoted Jul 30
  • Betül Ö.
    Betül ÖztürkSeptember 5, 2016
    It is the best place in Brussels. You can find good chocolate shop around here. You Will like very much!!!
    Upvoted Aug 1
  • Purutcuu
    PurutcuuAugust 13, 2014
    Brussels=chocolate, waffles, fries, Manneken Pis, lace varieties and clean streets ... Besides, Grote Markt is one of the most beautiful squares I've ever seen.
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • Lolla M.
    Lolla MoonMarch 22, 2015
    Go during the day to better appreciate the details on the façades and come back in the evening to see them lit. Grab a waffle and enjoy the beauty that is Europe. ❤️
  • Elle D.
    Elle DornerJuly 27, 2016
    One of the most beautiful places in Europe! Grab a beer and enjoy the summer nights chillin right in the middle of the Grande Place.
  • Rebecca D.
    Each facade holds clues to the building's historic use, so look closely at the golden symbols and typography hidden in the elaborate architecture.
    Upvoted Aug 3
  • 🌸Noodle M.
    It should be a go to place when in brussels! Lovely cafes and atmosphere! Visit at night for historic buildings!
    Upvoted Aug 3
  • Matthieu
    MatthieuJuly 6, 2016
    Beautiful architecture, worth the trip alone. Of course full of tourists, but beautiful in the morning!
  • Joud A.
    Joud Al KatebMay 29, 2016
    By far the most beautiful square in Europe. Full of rich history. One of my favorite spots in Brussels.
  • Amaury
    AmauryJune 4, 2017
    Absolutely gorgeous square. Get yourself lost in the streets that surround it. Have cash for food because most places don't accept cards.
  • donis
    donisDecember 17, 2015
    Beautiful square, old architecture buildings. Has a nice feeling to it and is nothing like the rest of Brussels
  • Michael .
    just “amazing” ;) especially the lightshow for christmas in the evening: breathtaking and unique. surreal :)
  • Elena P.
    Elena PaschaleriSeptember 20, 2014
    A lot of tourists, cameras and chocolate shopping... Avoid the temptation and look for the best :Mary chocolaterie inside the galleria Reine.
  • Moe R.
    Moe RustomMay 28, 2016
    One of the most beautiful squares in Europe. The architecture show beauty and greatness
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica ArtusOctober 25, 2017
    Amazing and beautiful! The old town shops and abundance of waffles and chocolatiers at every corner is great. Love this old town square.
    Upvoted Aug 3
  • Via C.
    Via CastroOctober 11, 2016
    Suprisingly beautiful, I can stay all day in this place sitting and drinking coffee nearby while appreciating the beauty of those medieval structures that surrounds the area, i ❤️Brussels Grand Place
  • Kit K.
    Kit KettyDecember 14, 2013
    The cathedral is amazing and combined with the huge Xmass trees and the visual show they put up tonight, it can easily be one of the most incredible sights I've visited.
  • TheSun
    TheSunApril 20, 2014
    It s crowded and historical place.. I like Thé buildings. They are from 1800 s.. Get your drink and amazing Belgium waffle.. look Thé buildings and feel like you r in old times..
  • Phat B.
    Phat BuoySeptember 30, 2014
    Could spend all day stood here - simply one of the best sites in Europe. U can manage to sneak into City Hall if ur lucky. Cafes are more expensive here but with good reason
  • Kelly
    KellyOctober 4, 2017
    A beautiful square. Restaurants are a bit more expensive here, so head to the surrounding streets for lunch, waffles, or chocolates.
  • DHR.com
    DHR.comSeptember 19, 2011
    Aside from being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this central square is best seen at night, when it’s illuminated. Aside from the Town Hall, this place also has buildings that are over 300 years old!
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CraenenAugust 10, 2015
    Just 5 minutes away from the central station you'll find the most breathtakingly beautiful market squares in the world.
    Upvoted Jul 31
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkDecember 5, 2013
    In this one magnificent square you can find all the Belgian things you could ever want to try, frites, Belgian waffels, Belgian chocolate, and Belgian beer.
  • Serkan S.
    Serkan SarıgüneyDecember 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Center of Brussels. Easy to reach lots of touristic attractions, also many types of chocolate and beer. Nice cafes and restaurants around the place. Good for shopping.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WalshAugust 18, 2013
    Amazing square unmatched by any square in Europe or maybe the world. Tip. The northeast corner is good for chocolate and gauffre
    ALPHA GEEKDecember 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you wish to take a picture of entire view of the Grand Place, you need a wide-angle lens. You'll get the best view in front of the Godiva shop.
  • Simone
    SimoneDecember 6, 2014
    The best square in Europe. In Christmas time is awesome with a choreography made of lights and music
  • The Hotel. Brussels
    The Hotel. BrusselsJanuary 11, 2012
    Discover more of Brussels through the eyes of a local by exploring it with a "Brussels Greeter" who will walk you through his or her favourite spots: http://brussel.greeters.be/en/welcome/
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinJanuary 1, 2016
    Stunning array of antique guildhalls and the 15th century spired city hall. Is particularly impressive at night when the buildings are illuminated.
  • Op. Dr. Fakı AKIN
    Op. Dr. Fakı AKINJanuary 30, 2016
    architectural beautiful place
    Upvoted Aug 23
  • Shane D.
    Shane DJuly 17
    Absolutely beautiful. There are multiple free tours around the square. Great place for a meal or coffee.
    Upvoted Aug 3
  • Sina S.
    Sina SayanMarch 20, 2016
    The best place and a must in Brussels but a bit overrated, there are certainly better squares in Europe.
  • Mehrnaz G.
    Mehrnaz GhAugust 14, 2016
    besides old building architecture and cozy enviroment today I had the chance to visit flower carpet which was beautiful but it's design was some how sumple!
  • Les Auberges de Jeunesse
    When it's sunny, feel free to sit down and have a beer. Police officers do more than tolerate it ;-)And oh, by the way, enjoy this most beautiful architectural masterpiece on Earth !
  • Erwin V.
    Erwin VanheckeFebruary 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The most beautiful plaza of the world :) But don't have a drink or meal on one of the terraces on or around the square, it's a real rip-off.
  • Aran R.
    Aran Rodríguez2 weeks ago
    Probably the starting point for your visit to Brussels. Beautiful architecture. I went in August and they had the square decorated with flowers.
  • Dixons Travel
    Dixons TravelDecember 12, 2013
    Exhibitors from all over the world set up their stalls around the Grand-Place & Place St. Catherine with everything from specialty foods, handicrafts & unusual stocking fillers. #ChristmasCities
  • Lene H.
    Lene H.August 24, 2012
    Whenever I come home from holidays, I go to the Grand Place to see if it's still there. ;-) When it's sunny, I love to sit in the middle of the square and have beer from a nearby supermarket.
  • RAY A.
    RAY AAlAJuly 30, 2014
    It's been a great experience exploring your streets , workout 😜 and gain weight from all the amazing chocolate shops , Frits , waffles and crazy food options ❤️
  • Zuzi O.
    Zuzi OharaOctober 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I think this square is the most important tourist destination and memorable landmark in Brussels. Really amazing ambience. I love it!! :)
  • Fred W.
    Fred WautersNovember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    While you're here, why don't you enjoy a nice beer at "Les Brasseurs de la Grand Place"? It's on the top right corner if you have the City Hall in your back. And there's live music every night!
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