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  • Address: Place du Palais, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • 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.

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Brussels Super Saver: Private Brussels Sightseeing Tour plus Battle of Waterloo Tour, Brussels, null
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Brussels Super Saver: Private Brussels Sightseeing Tour plus Battle of Waterloo Tour

Explore the highlights of Brussels and the Waterloo battlefields on this private, 8-hour tour with an informative guide. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Brussels Chocolate Walking Tour and Workshop, Brussels, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Brussels Chocolate Walking Tour and Workshop

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Explore Brussels on a 4-hour guided walking tour with a twist as you following the trail of the city’s top chocolate shops. Your guide will point out the major ...  Read more

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

From USD $75.84
Brussels Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Brussels, Food Tours
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Brussels Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See the best of Brussels on an easy and convenient hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour! The perfect do-it-yourself sightseeing tour in Brussels, the hop-on ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: Flexible

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Brussels Half-Day City Tour, Brussels, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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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 $31.96
Private Tour: Brussels Day Trip from Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Private Tour: Brussels Day Trip from Amsterdam

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Want to get a taste of Belgium while you're in Amsterdam? This private tour takes you to Brussels for a full day in the country’s wonderful capital city to ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $183.79
Brussels Super Saver: Brussels Sightseeing Tour, Antwerp Half-Day Trip, Day Trip to Ghent and ... 
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Brussels Super Saver: Brussels Sightseeing Tour, Antwerp Half-Day Trip, Day Trip to Ghent and Bruges

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This Brussels Super Saver combines three popular tours at one discounted price for you to enjoy over two full days! Spend the first day on a half-day city ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

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Private Tour: Brussels Sightseeing Tour, Brussels, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Brussels Sightseeing Tour

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Explore the highlights of Brussels on this private, 3-hour tour with an informative guide. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle and on foot, you'll gain ...  Read more

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

From USD $55.98
Private Tour: Brussels City Sightseeing Tour, Brussels, Private Sightseeing Tours
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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 $135.43
Brussels Super Saver: Private Brussels Sightseeing Tour plus Antwerp Day Trip from Brussels, ... 
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Brussels Super Saver: Private Brussels Sightseeing Tour plus Antwerp Day Trip from Brussels

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Explore the highlights of Brussels and Antwerp on this private, 9-hour tour with an informative guide. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle and on foot, you'll ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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