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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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Place des Palais 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 500 45 55
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is honestly of the best attractions in Brussels. It cost us 8 euros (we were under 25) which included entrance to Coudenberg too - the castle ruins. If you unsure of Belgium's history like us, this is perfect. It breaks down the history of...More

1  Thank Ellie S
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the BELvue museum on my last day in Brussels. Only a small museum but very interesting. Focuses on the history of Brussels from different aspects from the war, education, industry etc €7 entry fee was okay too

1  Thank joe__davies
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This revue will be very personal to me, purely because I generally hate museums and get bored within seconds. It's normally the same old same old and you find yourself switching off very quickly.........but not here! I genuinely wanted to learn more about Brussels and...More

3  Thank Hoppy22
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We chanced upon this lille gem as we took a Sunday stroll past the Royal Palace. There was a cartoon expo on which showcased "the great history of little Belgium by 22 Belgian press cartoonists. It was hilarious! The Belgians do have a dry sense...More

1  Thank Esther H
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Great museum, very interactive and informative. Very well priced at €5 if you are aged between 18-25. Would highly recommend for a history of Belgium! All information is available in four languages and you are given a booklet to provide further information as you walk...More

Thank stephdeakin
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This museum has been totally renovated and tells the story of Belgium in various themes eg politics, economics, immigration, and others. It is very interactive and interesting. There is an excellent restaurant and shop. There is a connected museum of a medieval street layout and...More

2  Thank JeanneauM
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I like it very much You can buy books and souvenirs of Brussels, not too crowded and you can eat fresh and natural food in the green tavern

Thank Myriam R
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Some intersting pieces of the private life of our past kings, that explain the life in XX century for the royal family. We visited it during a night event. It was rather fun as one part of the visit was in the underground part (old...More

Thank AdviseFromBrussels
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

It's a good place to visit if you want to know something about the Brussels and Belgium history. I'm not a pro if we are talking about Belgium history so I found it very satisfying to complete my lack of knowledge. Interesting displays, guide in...More

1  Thank Greendisease88
Reviewed 16 October 2015

I like this museum, beautiful old architecture-great court yard for relaxing and having a coffee, lovely gift shop and I visited a very small exhibit of African masks

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