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BELvue Museum

Place des Palais 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 500 45 55
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Have you ever wondered how much you really know about the history of Belgium ? Would you like to get to know it in a splendid building, next to the Royal Palace, where it all began? Then you must certainly visit the BELvue museum: the only museum that reveals the particularly fascinating history of Belgium. Remarkable film fragments, striking pictures and numerous period documents will guide you through more than one and a half century of stirring Belgian history. A visit to the BELvue museum offers you the opportunity to get all of Belgium's secrets unlocked! Creative and fun activities are available for children between 4 and 16 years.
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  • Average15%
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Place des Palais 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 500 45 55
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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

Thank stripedcarrot
Reviewed 14 September 2015

I really liked this museum. I found it a great introduction to the history of Belgium (of which I had very little prior knowledge) and its monarchy. My only qualm is that the objects themselves didn't hold too much interest for me - it was...More

Thank themoonindaylight
Reviewed 5 September 2015

We visited this museum thinking that it would give a good history of Brussels. It did give a certain amount of interesting information about Brussels but to be frank it kind of got a bit lost amongst hundreds of documents on display. We found this...More

Thank MrMrsHill
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

For our family of history buffs, this museum was perfect. It lays out the history of the country of Belgium intertwined with the royal family. Very interesting - even for the 7 year old!

Thank kellys2007
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

It is rated as one of the best museums. Visit on every first Sunday of the month is free to this museum. There are few rare and interesting items on display like the vintage camera used by one of the kings, war artifacts, a golden...More

Thank Roshni S
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Really informative exhibition on Belgium's history. Worth the money paid- only 6 euro. Enjoyable experience up to the present day

Thank kathryn b
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We enjoyed this museum as it has a nice English summary in multiple rooms aboit Belgium history. We were also given an English Guide to help identify the objects in each room. There were also multiple items in each room to touch & feel. We...More

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The musuem is beautifully located right next to the palace and houses in a well kept, historic building. With a (low) entree fee of €6 (free if you are under 18), the musuem is also good for a quick visit when you are on a...More

Thank JeanJaap
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

We came here after visiting Coudenberg, and we found it to be a nice museum. It was very pictorial and the guide given at the start helped to summarise everything.

Thank Matt H
Reviewed 6 May 2015

This museum is dedicated to the history of Belgium and the royal family. Maybe you could think that the topic is not so relevant, but you have to think also about this: this country is less than 185 years old, its story is not rich...More

1  Thank Giuseppe R
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