Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Belgium  /  Brussels  /  Grand Place

Grand Place, Brussels

4.8
#1 of 3,403 in Things to do in Belgium
Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Landmark
The center of Brussels, Grand Place forms an imposing square with opulent buildings, including the city hall. Dating back to 1523, the city's main square was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1998. Take in the grand architecture of the guild halls, and a tour of city hall. The square houses the Museum of the City of Brussels and the Brewers Museum, both of which give a good impression of the essence of Brussels. Despite its relatively small size, the square attracts more visitors than any other attraction in the European capital. Also there, Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles. Take a look at our Brussels tour itinerary planning tool to schedule your visit to Grand Place and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Create an itinerary including Grand Place
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Grand Place reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
34,310 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Very beautiful place lively during the day and in the evening, we liked to walk there and have lunch in the small restaurants  more »
  • If you have time for only one place in Brussels, then this is it. The streets leading to it may not look like much, but the square itself is breathtaking.  more »

Plan your trip to Brussels

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Brussels

See all ›
Atomium ©
Specialty Museum
Atomium
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Manneken Pis ©
Monument
Manneken Pis
2.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Specialty Museum
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Brussels

See all ›
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Art Museum
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Belgian Comic Strip Center ©
Specialty Museum
Belgian Comic Strip Center
2.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Magritte Museum ©
Art Museum
Magritte Museum
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
René Magritte Museum ©
Art Museum
René Magritte Museum Jette
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Brussels

Historic Centre of Brugge ©
World heritage site
Historic Centre of Brugge Bruges
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
The Markt ©
Landmark
The Markt Bruges
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Groeningemuseum ©
Art Museum
Groeningemuseum Bruges
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Belfry of Bruges ©
World heritage site
Belfry of Bruges Bruges
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Brussels

Parc du Cinquantenaire ©
Architectural Building
Parc du Cinquantenaire
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Horta Museum (Musee Horta) ©
Specialty Museum
Horta Museum (Musee Horta)
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Royal Palace of Brussels ©
Castle
Royal Palace of Brussels
4.2
Duration: 1 hour

Kid-friendly things to do in Brussels

See all ›
Mini-Europe ©
Theme Park
Mini-Europe
3.9
Duration: 3h 30 min
Autoworld ©
Specialty Museum
Autoworld
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bois de la Cambre
Park
Bois de la Cambre
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Brussels

SANDEMANs NEW Brussels, Free Walking Tour ©
Walking tour
SANDEMANs NEW Brussels, Free Walking Tour
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Delirium ©
Nightlife
Delirium
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles ©
Architectural Building
Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Enygma - Escape Room
Room Escape Game
Enygma - Escape Room
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min