Grand Place

(Grote Markt)
Plaza
Brussels, Brussel
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  • Olusegun O.
    "Wat a lovely view to behold, super beautiful square I have since"(23 Tips)
    Chris W.
    "Amazing square unmatched by any square in Europe or maybe the world."(7 Tips)
    Matthieu
    "Beautiful architecture, worth the trip alone."(7 Tips)
    Akil C.
    "Fantastic light show in the evening during the holiday season."(7 Tips)
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  • Artyom F.
    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 Jul 24
  • 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 Aug 1
  • 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 Aug 13
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Thorsten S.
    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 2 weeks ago
  • Matthieu
    MatthieuJuly 6, 2016
    Beautiful architecture, worth the trip alone. Of course full of tourists, but beautiful in the morning!
  • 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.
  • Amaury
    AmauryJune 4
    Absolutely gorgeous square. Get yourself lost in the streets that surround it. Have cash for food because most places don't accept cards.
    Upvoted Jul 24
  • 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!!!
  • 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.
  • donis
    donisDecember 17, 2015
    Beautiful square, old architecture buildings. Has a nice feeling to it and is nothing like the rest of Brussels
    Upvoted Jul 24
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Moe R.
    Moe RustomMay 28, 2016
    One of the most beautiful squares in Europe. The architecture show beauty and greatness
  • 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. ❤️
  • 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..
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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/
  • Simone
    SimoneDecember 6, 2014
    The best square in Europe. In Christmas time is awesome with a choreography made of lights and music
  • 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 !
  • 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!
  • Erwin V.
    Erwin VanheckeFebruary 8, 2015
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • ALPHA GEEK
    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.
  • Zuzi O.
    Zuzi OharaOctober 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I think this square is the most important tourist destination and memorable landmark in Brussels. Really amazing ambience. I love it!! :)
  • Brad E.
    Brad E.February 2, 2012
    In the late Spring and Summer months bring a blanket and cooler with beers. Sit on the ground and watch the people. Great way to meet people too!
  • Richard O.
    Richard OtsSeptember 20, 2014
    Try some of the fantastic Belgian beers one one of the terraces. Mussels, fries, chocolate and waffles to complete the experience.
  • 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 ❤️
  • Geert S.
    Geert SmetsDecember 27, 2014
    This must be the most beautiful square in the world. Especially during the christmas season the Grand Place is an absolute must.
  • Merve T.
    Merve TürkerJuly 23, 2016
    What a historical place. You should visit it 2 times in day. At night, it's wonderful. With sunshine, it's like castle. Anyway, I love it.
  • João M.
    João MartinsFebruary 14, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    The most beautiful square of Europe becoming a garbage depot after hours and groups of people gathering for drinks and eat. What a shame! Why the City allows this in a UNESCO site???
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron Mc ManusOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Look at the entrance of town hall, it isn't center to the tower!! The architect noticed it after completion as is said to have jumped from the top of the tower
  • Antoine B.
    Antoine BorgMay 16, 2014
    Beautiful square, rich in history and culture. And laughs, if you know where to look: http://www.unexpectedtraveller.com/Blog/spanish-practices/
  • AYÇA
    AYÇAJuly 19, 2013
    When you go there in the night you will see the difference. Lights are incredible in the nights:) It is a kind of paradise!
  • Philippe S.
    Philippe SzombatJanuary 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This is certainly one of the most beautiful square in the world! My advice is : open your eyes and your heart and feel the beauty of this place... #unique
  • Isabel O.
    Isabel OliveiraMarch 5, 2016
    Amazing square! The picture was in a nice game that people say before play ball, "attention cholet".
  • Ali A.
    Ali AlromaihJuly 13, 2015
    Beautiful place place at night. It rained and everyone ran for shelter.
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