Guided tour City Hall of Brussels, inner rooms

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01/01/2018 - 31/12/2021

Guided tour City Hall of Brussels, inner rooms

The City of Brussels Town Hall attracts the interest of the many passers-by who are curious to have a look inside this magnificent monument.
Luckily for you, this architectural masterpiece is open to the general public. Curious visitors can explore this edifice that has been a seat of power for six centuries. The building welcomes visitors on days when it is open to the general public, Wednesday afternoons and Sundays.

During the visit, you will see that the interior architecture has been designed with the same care as the exterior. Nothing has been left to chance. Paintings, sculptures and tapestries from the collections of the Museum of the City of Brussels decorate the walls of this prestigious building.

These various works evoke various episodes in the history of the nation and of Brussels.

During your visit to this sumptuous building, you will have the chance to learn more about its history, its political function as well as discover its grandiose rooms. You will get the opportunity to admire the rich carved woodwork in the Gothic hall and the antechamber of the Mayor's office.

But the star of the show remains the official hall, still used today by the mayor and his aldermen. The tower and the balcony are the only areas that cannot be visited. They are unfortunately no longer accessible for security reasons.
To admire all these rooms, go to the visit.brussels tourist office shop located in the Town Hall. Please note that it is not possible to book in advance. But, don't worry. Several visits take place every day that the museum is open to the public.

The Town City Hall is open to the public and can be visited at the following times for individuals, on fix date:

Every Wednesday:
1 pm in French
2 pm in English
3 pm in Dutch

Every Sunday:
10 am in English
11 am in Dutch
12 pm in French
2 pm in French
3 pm in English
4 pm in English

Exception: No guided tours possible during big events related to the City Hall.
Visiting hours are adapted for the flower carpet and flowertime events in August. Please contact the organiser of these two events in this case: karel.goethals@flowercarpet.be

Ticketing:
Tickets are on sale online

Price: € 7
Children up to 12 years old: free if accompanied by an adult having ticket
Practical info: Start of the tour in the courtyard). The tour lasts 55 min.
Booking for groups: send an email with your desired the date and hour wished for your tour to guides@visit.brussels

Which measures should I follow during my visit?

In order to ensure a safe and pleasant visit for everyone and to welcome you safely, we have set up a one-way tour.

A guide (please follow his instructions closely) will take you on the tour. The maximum number of people admitted on the visit is 15 people. The building is equipped with hydroalcoholic gel dispensers at the entrance.

We would like to draw your attention to the following measures:

  • Wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose is mandatory, out of respect for the staff, guide and other visitors.
  • Inside, social distancing must be applied. We, therefore, ask visitors to keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters.
  • Participants may not touch any objects during the guided tour.
  • It is not possible to linger in small spaces.
  • The cloakroom will not be available, we ask you to come with only what is necessary. Large bags and trolleys are not allowed; handbags and small backpacks are allowed.

We would like to also take this opportunity to remind you of the basic rules on the following website : www.info-coronavirus.be

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