Brussels City Museum (Musée de la Ville de Bruxelles) Tours and Activities
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Behind the facade of a dark, grey Neogothic structure lays a collection of artifacts that tell the story of the city of Brussels. This intricate building is known as the Maison du Roi ("King's House”) and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The structure is also known as Broodhuis (bread market), a nod to its use as such in the 13th century.
From its early development to medieval era to present day, learn about the city’s history through its tapestries, paintings, sculptures, and photographs. Altarpieces, porcelain and silverware round out the collection of historical objects on display. Exhibits cover everything from urban development to the social, political, and cultural life of the capital. Envision the past with 3D models to scale of the city in different time periods. Of particular note is the costume collection of the statue of Manneken-Pis, an emblem of Brussels said to have nearly 800 wardrobe choices.
The museum sits on the Grand Place square opposite the town hall of Brussels. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Guided tours take place the first week of the month at 12:30 pm. Admission costs €3.
Address: Grand-Place, Brussels, Belgium
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Brussels City Museum (Musée de la Ville de Bruxelles)
Discover the spectacular city of Brussels with a Brussels Card to gain free admission to over 41 museums across the Belgian capital. Enjoy fantastic discounts at a selection of shops and restaurants and peruse the enthralling exhibitions of the city’s museums absolutely free. Select from either a 24-, 48-, or 72-hour card to suit your schedule and upgrade to add a public transportation ticket to your card.
Discover the magic of Brussels at Christmas time by exploring the city with a like-minded local. Your tour will be completely bespoke, based on your interests, which means you’ll make the most of your time. Your Brussels local will enhance your experience compared to traveling alone, as you’ll get insider tips on the best places to see Christmas lights, the most interesting Christmas market stalls, and advice on local food.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See the best of Brussels on a 3-hour walking tour to the area’s top landmarks. In addition to navigating the winding streets for you, your guide offers little-known anecdotes about each stop on the itinerary, from the Grand Palace to the Manneken Pis. This tour is limited to a group of 10 people, which ensures a more personal experience and plenty of time for questions.
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