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BELvue Museum

Place des Palais 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 500 45 55
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The BELvue is the no. 1 museum for learning about Belgium and its history. Fully renovated in 2016, the museum sheds light on Belgium via seven contemporary themes and a gallery of 200 Belgian objects. Combining a strong exhibition design with artful displays and a gallery full of surprising objects, the BELvue showcases Belgium's history with a contemporary twist. Located in a magnificent eighteenth-century building adjoining the Royal Palace, the museum immerses you in Belgium, with all the fascinating aspects it entails. It's Belgian culture in the broadest sense of the term!
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  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
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Place des Palais 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 500 45 55
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I took advantage of free admission on the first Sunday of the month to visit the BELvue Museum. The museum looks very modern and the audiovisual elements added another layer to the exhibits. I enjoyed getting a brief overview of Belgium's history. This isn't a...More

Thank eflah
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Very well renovated recently, introducing you to Belgium, showing different aspects to Belgium as a country. History/people/objects, it will be explained in easy to follow structure. Modern elements, use of screens/audio, available in Dutch, French, English & German. Text is most of the time in...More

Thank Aristo V
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Museums are subjective. While I understand there are people who view this museum as the greatest thing since sliced bread, I have to be honest and say that this place was a complete and utter dud for me. I get that the idea behind the...More

Thank appetite4trvl
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The Belvue museum gives a history of Belgium, from a political, economical, social & religious point of view. The displays are really interesting to view and the interactive displays make the experience even better. I have a short attention span when it comes to many...More

Thank CheekyMacyCat
Reviewed 30 April 2017

There are many museums where you will find yourself breezing through and taking in just part of it all - this is not one of them. It provides the visitor with the chance to see how Belgium has developed - politically, economically, socially and religiously...More

Thank raymondpearce83
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

While the building is very fancy and interesting: it wasn't super clear to us what the point of the museum was, and to be honest: I feel like I could have gotten higher quality information from a Wikipedia page then visiting this museum: the plaques...More

Thank Esthersnippe
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great little museum on Belgian history from the beginning of the country in 1830 to the present day. Really well put together, lots to see and read about. Recommended museum.

Thank paulmalcolmowen
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Frankly, I'm surprised this isn't rated more highly on TripAdvisor. I came here on recommendation of my sister who normally HATES museums but loved the BELvue. It covers the history of Belgium since 1830. The museum is housed in a beautiful old mansion which was...More

Thank Jo-Ann Z
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

A museum filled with lots of interesting artefacts as well as well produced interactive exhibits including video viewers which you can select your language for and sit quite comfortable to watch. The footage shown is well made and the museum is set out in a...More

Thank GAF00Die
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Former luxury hotel, built in the 18th century and neighbour of the royal palace, transformed into a museum. Used to be a stuffy and boring museum on the monarchy but eventually got a much needed reorganisation. Interesting historical themes and timelines combined with different objects...More

Thank Peter D
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