The Grand Place (Grote Markt)

The Grand Place (Grote Markt), Brussels

Are you planning to visit the grand place (Grote Markt)? See our information below!


The Grand Place is Brussels’ central square and not to be missed during your city break. The historic square forms the heart of the city and is surrounded by the Town Hall and the Bread House, which are beautiful buildings with an interesting history. In earlier years, people with the same profession gathered there to meet and eat.

There is so much to see in the Grand Place that you don’t know where to look first. On some days, a flower market is organised and during the Christmas period, the square is festively decorated. The square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a draw for tourists from all over the world. 

Opening hours:

The Grand Place is one public central square, open 24 hours every day of the year.

Photographer: Lars Meijer

Tips and Tricks!

Here are a few tips worth knowing before you visit the Grand Place (Grote Markt)!

  • Visit the square at different times and enjoy the crowds and activities.
  • If you want to take a tour. We advise you to book tours of Grand Place (Brussels) in advance to secure your spot.
  • Around Christmas time, the square is beautifully decorated.
Photographer: Lars Meijer

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