The Bruges City Hall is one of the oldest city halls in the entire Netherlands region. It is located in Burg square, the area of the former fortified castle in the centre of Bruges, Belgium.
After a fire in the city's Belfry in 1280 the old Ghyselhuus, which had already fallen into disuse as the jail of the count of Flanders, became the meeting place for the city council. In 1376 the Ghyselhuus was pulled down and replaced by a new purpose built council building. Count Louis laid the foundation stone. Responsibility for its construction was given Jan Roegiers, and the project was completed, eventually, in 1421. The City Hall is the earliest late Gothic monumental-style municipal council building in Flanders or Brabant: its flamboyant opulence testifies to the city's economic and political power at a time when the population of Bruges is believed to have reached more than 37,000, or even 45,000 people.
|Monday||8:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||8:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||8:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||8:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:00 PM|
ΒΑΣΙΛΗΣ ΚΑΡΑΟΓΛΑΝΗΣ | Feb 8, 2018
At No. 12 of the square we see the Town Hall Stands from 1375 with its facade decorated with turrets and statues. The original was destroyed by the bombings of the French. The building is located the mayor's office and the hall of the city council. From the reception area, the staircase leads to a beautiful Gothic conference room open to the public with a ticket. Impeccably renovated, it features a beautiful wood-carved roof with 16 columns that feature representations of the seasons and elements of nature. The paintings represent an important fact in the history of the city and were completed in 1895.
mifta kj | Apr 26, 2018
Very nice and beauty City Hall with clean environment 😘i love brugge city and around. Very nice view with canal around.
Stephen Digby | May 3, 2018
City Hall (Stadhuis) is a superb building that has been altered by time and events over the life of the city. Public access is free to the entrance hall (with some displays and multimedia), but access upstairs to the Gothic Hall (Gotische Zaal) and display room costs (Museum Pass accepted).
Victor | Apr 16, 2018
Stunning 14th century Gothic building that is now the City Hall - probably one of the most beautiful I have seen.
Ben Sam | Apr 7, 2018
Love this small city...it's beautiful anywhere you see...It's a must when you visit Belgium
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