391. Brussels Grand Place

What is Brussels Grand Place?

It's the main central square in Brussels and one of the most beautiful squares in all of Europe. It is home to several beautiful buildings - the Town Hall, the King's House, and numerous other houses.

What's Brussels Grand Place like?

It's very beautiful and very impressive, plus it also acts as a reference point for all the streets that lead off the square into other areas of the city.

Where is Brussels Grand Place?

Brussels, Belgium

When did we go? 

April 2012

How did we get there?

We went to Ghent from London on the Eurostar for a couple of days and stopped in Brussels for an afternoon on the way back.

Worth noting 

I'd been to the Christmas market in the Grand Place a few years before and it's worth visiting.

Where was Brussels Grand Place in the 2015 edition of the Lonely Planet Ultimate Travel List?

174. It dropped 217 places.

Does Brussels Grand Place deserve its place in the 2020 Lonely Planet Top 500?

Yes, and I think 391 is quite fair.