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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 trip itinerary planner to add Royal Palace of Brussels and other attractions to your Brussels vacation plans.
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  • These are big significant buildings in the business and government area of the city. They look great and grand, impressive from the outside. 
    These are big significant buildings in the business and government area of the city. They look great and grand, impressive from the outside.  more »
  • Worth a quick stop if you are in the area to admire from outside the gates. It is currently under refurbishment and as a result even the gardens are being left untended which seems a bit odd. 
    Worth a quick stop if you are in the area to admire from outside the gates. It is currently under refurbishment and as a result even the gardens are being left untended which seems a bit odd.  more »
  • It was closed when we visited in April 2023, but seeing from the outside is still worth it as part of walking around other landmarks in the area. 
    It was closed when we visited in April 2023, but seeing from the outside is still worth it as part of walking around other landmarks in the area.  more »
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  • For a few months in summer, the palace is open to the public for free. It is beautifully situated in the center of Brussels, adjacent to the city park. Wonderful place for connoisseurs of architecture.
  • The Royal Palace is open to the public. The exhibits inside some of the grand rooms were placed in the center of the rooms, thus diminishing their grandeur.
  • As you know there is no entrance but the view is amazing as you see. Especially in the night. So if you come to Brussels you should see this place:) but if you come to here in in winter you should dress firmly.
  • Haven't been inside but from the outside it looks absolutely incredible and very aesthetic! It is located near a park where you can take a break and sit for a bit. Royal Palace of Brussels is huge and definitely a must-see sight in the city.
  • It sure is a majestic palace both from the outside and the inside. It is possible to visit the palace from the inside during summer. This is also the palace from which Lost Frequencies also played their remixes from the rooftop. Those who went to the Versailles palace near Paris will experience a similar tour when inside the Palais Royal in Brussels. The palace features mostly the history of the royal family, and hosts a Lego exhibition (imo the Lego exhibition didn't really fit to the palace as something royal to see). One of the larger halls is decorated by an exotic creature: shimmering beetles.

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