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Visit : Architectural Heritage

Visit the Royal Palace in Brussels

Visit the Royal Palace in Brussels
© OPT / JP Remy

Opening and free visits of the Royal Palace in Brussels. Discover this splendid building from 01/08 to 08/09/13!

Great crowds can now visit this imposing edifice commissioned by Leopold II. Architect Alphonse Balat was put in charge of the creation of the palace which was finished in 1865.

You can also wander around the rooms, corridors and monumental stairs. Contemplate the invaluable collections of art works and decorations, collected from all continents and eras.

Main exhibitions in 2013

"Culture and Science at the Palace".

While you're at it... in a step aiming to interest a wide audience in science and technology, both of which are pillars of our knowledge-based economy, the Belgian Science Policy office ( will offer the following exhibition:

"Heavy Metal: Traditional Asian Sounds"!

Discover a little known section of the Musical Instruments Museum's rich collection ( Asian metal instruments.

In keeping with tradition, Technopolis®, (the Flemish science centre - will also be present this year.

Something for everyone

An interactive "Aha" exhibition will be organised. Have your eyes and ears open wide. You'll be able to listen to your voice and heart rate, but see them too!

As for those with creative minds, they'll be able to create their own piece of music or animated film.

Europalia will be there with a foretaste of the festival dedicated to India which will take place in the autumn (

And finally, as a tribute to the 20 years of King Albert II's reign, a collection of children's drawings given or sent to the sovereigns over the last 20 years will be exhibited.

For several years, this unmissable event has been an opportunity for the king and queen to promote art, culture and science.

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.