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Bruges City Hall (Stadhuis van Brugge) Tours & Tickets

Bruges City Hall (Stadhuis van Brugge)
Bruges City Hall (Stadhuis van Brugge) is Belgium’s oldest building and arguably Bruges’ most beautiful. Constructed between 1376 and 1420, the flamboyant, Gothic-style building was one of the first grand town halls in the Low Countries. The city has been governed from this building for more than 700 years.
 
The Basics
A popular stop on Bruges city tours, the Stadhuis has a noteworthy exterior featuring Gothic windows, with statues of biblical figures and counts of Flanders nestled in the facade (these are 20th-century replacements of van Eyck originals, which were destroyed by pro-French rebels in the 1790s). The interior’s oak ceiling, which dates from 1402, is decorated with scenes from the New Testament.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Stadhuis is a must-visit for anyone with an interest in history, art, or architecture.
  • Free audio guides are available in five languages for a more in-depth experience.
  • City hall is wheelchair-accessible, and the cobblestones out front on Burg Square are flat.

How to Get There
The Stadhuis is situated on Burg Square, the historic heart and town center of Bruges, a 3-minute stroll from Markt Square. It’s about a 20-minute walk or a 15-minute bus ride from the main railway station. Buses 2, 7, and 25 stop here.
 
When to Get There
A year-round attraction, the Stadhuis is open daily from 9:30am to 5pm, except on Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. The last admission is at 4:30pm, but it’s good to get there a bit earlier to ensure that you have plenty of time to explore the interiors.

The Gothic Hall
At the turn of the 20th century, a pair of local architects began restored the interior of the town hall, combining two chambers to create the Gothic Hall. Today the exquisite hall is decorated with a number of murals depicting scenes from the New Testament and the life of saints, as well as paintings of historic moments in Bruges history by Belgian artist Albrecht Frans Lieven De Vriendt. The richly decorated vaulted ceiling is not to be missed.
Address: Burg 12 8000, Bruges, Belgium
Admission: Varies
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8 Tours and Activities to Experience Bruges City Hall (Stadhuis van Brugge)

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The Best of Bruges - History Through Stories Walking Tour

The Best of Bruges - History Through Stories Walking Tour

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We'll start by heading to some places most travellers won't get to see. Then we'll visit some of the places you can't miss out on. A great combination between highlights and hidden gems. But most importantly: our guides are passionate local storytellers. So don't expect a tour crammed with historical details, but the stories that really can bring history to life and give you an insight in how life must've been back in the golden era of Bruges.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes to 2 hours 45 minutes
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$19.60
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Visit Bruges, half day, departure in Bruges

Visit Bruges, half day, departure in Bruges

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Bruges is really the most enchanting city of Belgium. The entire city is protected by UNESCO as cultural heritage of humanity. Your guide will take you on a walking tour along the most beautiful sites of the city: the beguinage, the Church of our Lady with Michelangelo’s Madonna, the canals, the Belfry Tower on the Market Square, the Burg Square with the Town Hall and the Church of the Holy Blood… There will be time for an optional but unforgettable canal tour.
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  • 3 hours
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Private guided tour in Bruges (3 hours)

Private guided tour in Bruges (3 hours)

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During this guided walk the beauty of medieval Bruges is shown. To guarantee quality and safety we organize private tours. The local guide tells about the habits, culture and history. We help you to feel comfortable and we will bring you to the charming and hidden gems of the city. We will visit the places of your interest! And off course ... we will taste the divine chocolate! But we also make time to answer your questions. As a local we know the interesting stories. We are willing to share it with our guest in an enthusiastic way.
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  • 3 hours
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$26.26
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Deutschsprachige Führung mit einem qualifizierten Guide durch Brügge, 2 stunden

Deutschsprachige Führung mit einem qualifizierten Guide durch Brügge, 2 stunden

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Besuchen Sie Brügge mit einem privaten Reiseführer, denn wir kennen die gut erhaltenen mittelalterlichen Sehenswürdigkeiten, sowohl Höhepunkte als auch versteckte Orte! Wir helfen Ihnen, auf einem der gemütlichen Plätze eine große Auswahl an Bieren zu entdecken. Oder wenn Sie Schokolade bevorzugen, probieren wir sie! Der Führer wird Sie auch zur Basilika des Heiligen Blutes führen und wird die Details seiner Schönheit zeigen. Interessant sind auch die Legenden von Brügge im Mittelalter! Wir können Sie über die Gegenwart beraten und auf die Restaurants und gemütlichen Bars hinweisen, die über die Stadt verstreut sind! Sagen Sie einfach, was Sie sehen, hören oder probieren möchten, und wir erstellen die perfekte Tour für Sie!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Private Culinary & history tour

Private Culinary & history tour

Explore Bruges in style and combine the great history of Bruges with Belgian culinary tastings. I'm a historical guide in Bruges for one year and a half and I'm a local. I know the best places in town. So I can give a top class experince. You combine the great history of Bruges with 4 culinary tastings. A lovely afternoon and an experience in style. Join me on this incredibly nice tour.
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  • 4 hours
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$112.21
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Explore Bruges UNESCO heritage city on a private tour with scenic boat ride

Explore Bruges UNESCO heritage city on a private tour with scenic boat ride

Historic Centre of Bruges is an exceptional sample of an architectural ensemble, demonstrating important milestones in the cultural and commercial areas in medieval Europe. Brugge has a great-preserved medieval city center that is perfect for exploring on foot, but you will also soon see why Bruges has been compared to Venice, and you really must experience a relaxing boat ride along the winding canals of Bruges.
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  • 6 hours
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$867.00
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Unforgettable private tour to Belgium’s most delightful cities Bruges and Ghent

Unforgettable private tour to Belgium’s most delightful cities Bruges and Ghent

Bruges and Ghent are two beautiful medieval Belgian cities, often called "Northern Venice" and "the most Flemish". There is no other place like Bruges in Belgium. With its authentic medieval architecture and scenic canals, the so-called "reien", the city really is fairy tale material and on thу other hand, there is no other place in Belgium like Ghent where contemporary design, art, fashion, gastronomy, and music blend so perfectly with the past.
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  • 8 hours
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$1,134.00
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Private Highlights and hidden gems

Private Highlights and hidden gems

The tour is a mixture of history and facts. I'm a historical guide in Bruges for one year and a half and I'm a local. I'm studying for official guide and I want to share my passion and knowledge with you. Start your journey and discover Bruges like you never did before.
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  • 3 hours
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$116.99
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