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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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  • When visiting a city for the first time, we do a lot of walking! And walk we did in Brussels, exploring the Royal Quarter to see some of the government buildings and other historical buildings. We... 
    When visiting a city for the first time, we do a lot of walking! And walk we did in Brussels, exploring the Royal Quarter to see some of the government buildings and other historical buildings. We...  more »
  • A good sight of a building. Much like Buckingham Palace, it is a towering presence and sits comfortable within the city. It lacks the richness of Buckingham Palace but none the less proves to be a... 
    A good sight of a building. Much like Buckingham Palace, it is a towering presence and sits comfortable within the city. It lacks the richness of Buckingham Palace but none the less proves to be a...  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.

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