Royal Palace of Brussels, Brussels

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See where the King and Queen of Belgium receive visitors at Royal Palace of Brussels. While the royal family's residence is just outside of the city, this palace serves as an official place for business and the reception of foreign dignitaries. Located directly in the center of the city in Brussels Park, the palace houses some of the best-loved pieces of furniture and art from generations of the royal family, such as stately portraiture, porcelain, and modern art. You can view some of the reception rooms when they are not in use. If the king is not there, the flag is raised; if he is, the honor guard is stationed outside. Combine your tour with a visit to the BELvue museum, a good place to start your visit and learn more about Belgium's royal family. A restaurant and summer cafe are located next door. Use our Brussels vacation planner to arrange your visit to Royal Palace of Brussels and other attractions in Brussels.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Pass for a day, a visit to our pace from room to room, an exhibition on the prince-regent Charles, a science expo. It's free.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Excellent, free tour of this beautiful Palace at the beginning of August, a lot of people but the visit is going very well then walk through the Park on the way out
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  • August 16, 2017
    It's a nice palace to visit. But be aware it is not "le Palais de Versailles" Interesting to learn more about our kingdom. My grand daughters (6 & 8y) liked it a lot. Visits only possible July & Augus...  more »
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  • August 15, 2017
    A very beautiful palace with paintings, decorations and design! I am lucky to visit it during the summer, in the free-entrance time when the royal family is going for summer vacation😇.
  • August 6, 2017
    If you are visiting Brussels it is a must do. Palace very well preserved with a lot of interesting information. You must visit the room that they decorated with the shells of the Thailand scarab beetle.
  • August 5, 2017
    this was awesome on 21st july independence day.. nice fireworks.. also other days nice place for walk..and also there is a park beside..
  • July 2, 2017
    DOV: 20Feb2014 This is official palace of King and queen of Belgium and located at center of Brussels. This is a great and attractive building with an excellent garden on the front. 'Brussels garden', containing large area is just in front crossing the road. You can spend hours here.
  • August 19, 2017
    i love how massive the interior of the palace. paintings of royals and decorations dating back from 18th century.

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Where to stay in Brussels

It's easy to find accommodations in Brussels for nearly any budget. Tourists generally gravitate to the area surrounding Grand-Place, the city's main square. Also consider staying near Stephanie Square Centre and Boulevard de Waterloo, which are both centrally located. As Europe's unofficial capital, the city boasts a wealth of high-end hotels for visiting diplomats, concentrated along glitzy Avenue Louise. Those looking for a low-budget option will find a host of hostels scattered around the Grand-Place and within walking distance to the city's main attractions.
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