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Brussels city hall to become museum fully open to public

21:31 19/12/2022

Brussels city hall will open fully to the public from next spring, meaning people will be able to visit the iconic building as they would any museum.

Currently, guided tours of the city hall are offered by appointment only on Wednesdays and Sundays.

But mayor Philippe Close says this will now be extended, although few details were provided at this stage.

What is known is that Close and the aldermen are leaving the building to join municipal councillors in the city's administrative centre, Brucity, from January onwards.

An assembly room has already been outfitted for them there.

Located in the Grand Place, the Brussels City Hall is a building in the Brabantine and classical Gothic style.

The Gothic part was built in the 15th century along the Grand Place and the Rue Charles Buls.

The classical extension, built in the 18th century, consists of three wings arranged in a U-shape behind the Gothic building, along the Rue de l'Amigo, Rue de la Tête d'Or and Rue Charles Buls.

The announcement came with the presentation of the city’s budget for 2023.


Written by Helen Lyons