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Royal Palace (Palais Royal), Brussels
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See where the King and Queen of Belgium receive visitors at Royal Palace (Palais Royal). 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 (Palais Royal) and other attractions in Brussels.
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  • You think you know the place and its surroundings? Experience, give him a little of your precious time (over an hour) and...
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  • Nice old architecture. I recommend to visit this place in summer. It's good for old architecture lover. Not many tourist visit the place. 
  • Brussels is a city of spectacular, very special by its culture, its history, its beautiful architecture, palaces, museums, gardens.
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  • I love this place. Very grand and the landscaping inside looks nice though I was not able to get inside the building. Taking a good photo outside is good enough for a remembrance of the place.
  • 6 weeks of the year (August - mid September) the royals go on vacation and let the public come in to the Royal Palace for free. Definitely worth doing once. The piece de Resistance is the last room with the beetle ceiling. Interesting... It should be seen if you're in town. If you're not in BXLS then, don't bother trying to ring the doorbell :D
  • I am no royalist but I love my country and its history. This place is really cool (I went there twice), you get to see some awesome paintings and rooms, and all that for free. It doesn't get any better than that.
  • Outstanding, friendly info, nice stuff. Impressive !!! Lucky to even see it inside for FREE. Thanks for the opportunity to have it shown to the public. May this continue for those who have not seen it. Salute! 🍺
  • Garden could be better compared to other palaces I have seen. Certain days in a year, you can visit inside free of charge..