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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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  • It is a beautiful place to visit. The park across from it is bustling with people having picnics and enjoying life. It is a nice area to visit.  more »
  • A beautifull settlement for the monarchy of Belgium, With an interesting story, you should really check in advance if visits are available to certain dates and depending on the seasons, usualy there i...  more »
  • We had a visit here via the site seeing hop on / hop off buses. Looks fantastic on pictures, and even more captivating to visit.  more »
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  • It's a large palace filled with tourists usually all the time. Have so many ancient artistic and valuable collections for those who love collectibles.
  • Not sure if you can visit inside, but it's great even from the outside
  • Very beautiful, the official palace of the King and Queen of the Belgians in Brussels. and its open for free for public around six weeks every year between August and September.
  • So european experience here! By the way on the review it is very similar to St. Petersburg. Indeed in the former capital of Russia they had decided to adopt the Western-European spirit.
  • This is such a beautiful area, I really love the fact it is spacious and needless to say architecture is just amazing