The Grand Place (Grand Square) is the central square of the city of Brussels in Belgium. The square which is considered as one of the most beautiful in Europe is surrounded by guildhalls and the city’s town hall. The square is thought to originate from around the 12th century, it measures 68 by 110 metres. Most of the buildings that surround the square date back to the 17th century. The square has always been a meeting place in the city with traders and merchants originally meeting at the square for many centuries. Today, the square is still a popular meeting place and has also been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998, it hosts major festive and cultural public events throughout the year.
The square is situated in Brussels city centre. The square is a 5-minute walk away from ‘Gare de Bruxelles-Central’ station, it is also a 5-minute walk away from ‘Gare Centrale’ metro station.
Opening Times and Admission
The square is open to the public every day at all hours and is free to enter. The square hosts seasonal events and is known for its enormous flower carpet that is created in August every two years on the square.