Brussels town hall to be open to the public as a museum

The Brussels town hall, from which the mayor and aldermen will soon be leaving, will have a future as a museum. The mayor of the city of Brussels, Philippe Close, said it in the margins of an official budget presentation.

From January, the mayor, the aldermen and the municipal council will move to BruCity, the brand new administrative center of the city of Brussels in the site of the former Parking 58.

Listed since 1936, the town hall can only be visited on Wednesdays and Sundays, by appointment and with a guide. The visiting schedules will be expanded from Spring, advanced Close.

The town hall of Brussels on the Grand Place was built in the fifteenth century in the Brabantine Gothic style. In the eighteenth century, three classical wings were added at its back.



Christmas Tree in front of the Brussels City Hall, on the Grand Place © BELGA PHOTO NICOLAS MAETERLINCK

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