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Halle Gate - Royal Museums of Art and History
© OPT / Ricardo de la Riva
Halle Gate - Royal Museums of Art and History
© OPT / JP Remy
Halle Gate - Royal Museums of Art and History
© OPT / JP Remy

The Halle Gate is a magical building, more than 600 years old, and the most remarkable legacy of Brussels' medieval past.

The last vestige of the second wall of Brussels, the Halle Gate is now home to a wonderful collection of artworks and all sorts of educational media explaining its history and the history of the fortification of Brussels.

The neo-Gothic facade and high roof added by architect Henry Beyaert in the 19th century have in no way diminished the splendour of the medieval rooms inside the building.

At the top of the tower, from the crenellated parapet, you can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of Brussels and the surrounding area.

The Halle Gate for your children

The Halle Gate is a magical place that lets your children experience the time of knights and princesses! The Halle Gate for kids is:

  • 1 video guide for children from 7 years old.
  • 'When the animals could still speak' - a game trail from 5 years old: discover all about the animals in the collections of the Halle Gate.
  • Chainmail (armour) reconstructions.
  • 1 medieval drawing table.

And not far from the Museum, there is a marvellous medieval playground of 4,000m².

Useful information

The Halle Gate is closed:

  • Mondays
  • 1 January, 1 May, 1 and 11 November and 25 December
  • Ticket Office closes at 4pm

24 and 31 December (unless they fall on a Monday) the Museum closes at 4pm and the Ticket Office closes at 3pm. Admission free:

  • Children under 12 years (with family).
  • Every first Wednesday of the month from 1 pm.


Train: Brussels Midi Station. Metro: Line 2 - Porte de Hal/Hallepoort stop.
Bus: 27, 48, 134, 136, 137, 365, W (Porte de Hal/Hallepoort stop).
Tram: 4, 23, 55 (Porte de Hal/Hellepoort stop).
Car: car park (paying) near the Halle Gate.



  • tel. : +32 (0) 2 534 15 18
  • fax : +32 (0) 2 533 34 58
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