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  • Address: Place du Palais
  • Hours: Open July to mid-Sept, Tues - Sunday 10am - 5pm
  • Admission: Free

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Brussels Royal Palace (Palais Royal de Bruxelles)

Although the Royal family no longer call the Royal Palace (or Palais Royal Bruxelles) home, it is where the King and Queen still have their offices and the King carries out his duties as the head of state. The building also houses state rooms where large receptions are held and also living quarters for visiting dignitaries.

The Palace was built in 1775 on the site of the former Coudenberg Palace which was built in the 11th and 12th centuries, but burnt to the ground in 1731.

The Palace is at the southern end of the Parc de Bruxelles, at the northern end is the Palace of the Nation which houses the Belgian Parliament. Between them they are said to reflect Belgium’s constitutional monarchy.

Over summer the Palace is open to the public. On show are fantastic State Rooms like the Goya Room with its Goya inspired tapestries, the imposing Throne Room with bas-reliefs by Rodin and the well-preserved 18th century Large White Room. The Mirror Room is a highlight with an artwork by Jan Fabre involving the carapaces of a million Thai gem beetles stuck to the ceiling.

Practical Info

From Parc train station it is a lovely walk south through Parc du Bruxelles. From Trône train station head west.  If you’re catching a tram then numbers 92, 93 or 94 will get you there.

Tours & Tickets

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Brussels Chocolate Walking Tour and Workshop

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You'll pound the pavement in Brussels on a four hour guided walking tour with a twist as you following the trail of Brussels’ top chocolate shops. A ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.66

Brussels Half-Day City Tour

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Choose between a morning or afternoon guided coach tour and get better acquainted with Brussels. See the world-famous market square, glance at the ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours

From USD $33.57

Brussels and Antwerp Day Trip from Amsterdam

4 star rating: Recommended 221 Reviews

With Belgian beer, chocolate, diamonds and art, Belgium has something of interest for every visitor. Check out its two largest cities, Antwerp and Brussels, on ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $89.90

Private Tour: Brussels City Sightseeing Tour

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Embark on a private tour through Brussels, chauffeured in your own vehicle by your knowledgeable driver guide. This three hour tour can be customized to your ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.24

Brussels Mysteries and Legends Half-Day Walking Tour

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Discover the hidden treasures of Brussels on this half-day walking tour, and learn about the many symbols of secret societies like the Templars and the ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.97

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