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Address: 150, Boulevard du Midi, Brussels 1060, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 2 534 15 18
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Learn About Medieval Brussels

This is the only Brussels city gate that survives from the medieval period. Inside is a permanent collection of medieval artifacts, including armor and items belonging to city... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 August 2016
Susy_Traveler
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brisbane
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16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Great experience with lots to see though you can do it all in an hour so no time for boredom to set in! We saw armour and arrow slits; gargoyles and a wonderful central spiral staircase. Very exciting for a 9 year old and Grandma enjoyed it too. The stairs were not too taxing (as they can be in quite... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is the only Brussels city gate that survives from the medieval period. Inside is a permanent collection of medieval artifacts, including armor and items belonging to city guilds. Interesting, but not extensive. The focal point of the interior is the circular staircase, which is beautiful. All signage is in French and Dutch, so get the free audio guide if... More 

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Thank Susy_Traveler
Koroit, Australia
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

A great way to spend an hour or so, going through levels of the building and viewing the displays. Audio available in English.

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1 Thank dsearthwalker
Dublin, Ireland
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197 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Chilled out with some friends for a few hours in this park instead of waiting in the train station close by, definitely would return, lovely spot.

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Thank dublinadam69
Maze, France
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I lived in Brussels for 34 years but just discovered this museum last year! Nice collection but also very good historical explanations about the history of the town and of its protecting walls. It definitely deserves a visit!

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1 Thank Roseline21
Kosice, Slovakia
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62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Formerly a part of fort, this building looks like it was taken from a fairytale, it is really lovely. There are two small parks next to it, adding a bit spark. Loved it!

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Thank sonulique
Brussels, Belgium
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49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

My Wife and I visited this place while were walking around that area and it was a nice surprise, the place was empty but the museum itself is worth taking the time to visit. Not expensive, the audio tours is easy to follow and the building and the pieces of history are interesting enough to keep you and some kids... More 

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1 Thank MrMarcoPolo
Belfast, Canada
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Recommended if perhaps you have an early afternoon train from Gare Du Midi. Gives a good taste of medieval Brussels history, but no more than a taste.

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2 Thank JimmyRiddle119
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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97 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

The structure is a circular tower with a spiral staircase in the center. We worked our way upwards. The first few floors deal with Brussels history. There are displays of the regalia that the guilds carried in the city processions and an elaborate painting (really a diagram) showing one of the processions taking place. Other floors have display of medieval... More 

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2 Thank Davanden
Shiloh,Illinois
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176 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

I've been coming to Brussels fo 10 plus year but never visited. It's very easy to get to I hopped on the number 6 tram and was there quickly. The lady at the desk spoke English, French and Dutch. The cost was 5 euros and included an audio tour. Each level is different and the attraction has displays for both... More 

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