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Visit the Royal Palace in Brussels

Visit the Royal Palace in Brussels
© WBT / JP Remy
  • Opening periods
    • from Friday 22 July 2016 to Sunday 4 September 2016 (except on: Monday)
    • Address:

      Place des Palais
      1000 BRUXELLESBelgium

    • MAPS: Google Maps

    Opening and free visits of the Royal Palace in Brussels. Discover this unmissable and timeless building in the capital from 22/07 to 07/09/14. 

    Like each year, large crowds will be able to visit this imposing edifice commissioned by Leopold II to the architect Alphonse Balat, who was put in charge of the creation of the palace which was finished in 1865.

    A unique opportunity to wander around the rooms, corridors and monumental staircases, as well as contemplating the invaluable collections of art works and decorations, from all continents and eras.

    Main exhibitions in 2014

    In the year commemorating the First World War, discover the exhibition titled "Albert and Elisabeth: the film of the life of a royal couple."

    From a selection of filmed documentaries, some unseen, showing the life of two Sovereigns over a twenty-five year period.

    There, you will discover a modern couple that enjoy contact with the population. Thanks to technical progress, this image offers a new way of really comprehending the role of a Sovereign.

    The First World War was a turning point, as were King Albert and Queen Elisabeth's royal tours and visits by foreign head of states. Not forgetting the more intimate moments.

    This is a unique opportunity to admire less known collections of the federal heritage.

    Find out more about our other events linked to First World War commemorations.

    Staying true to the tradition, Technopolis® will also play a part in the exhibition.

    In fact, "De brillants esprits belges" (Bright Belgian spirits), the interactive exhibition, recounts the journey of some leading Belgian scientists, in addition to the essential role played by King Albert I in promoting scientific research.

    You will also discover the work of ten influential Belgian scientists, in a unique and surprising way. 

    Prepare your royal visit

    The Palace is closed on Mondays. Last entry at 4:30pm.

    Visits are free and not guided.


    • tel. : +32 (0) 2 551 20 20
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    We are not responsible for any changes in dates and/or programmes. Please contact the organiser prior to departure.