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Albert I Royal Library

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Address: Bd. de l'Empereur 4, Brussels, Belgium
Phone Number: 02/519-53-11
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Wow! A hidden gem - but in French and Dutch

I wish my French was better, as this was the only thing that prevented me giving this place a 5 rating. There is a free exhibition of writing, where there is displayed ancient... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I wish my French was better, as this was the only thing that prevented me giving this place a 5 rating. There is a free exhibition of writing, where there is displayed ancient manuscripts, minaturised complete gospels, an Egyptian Book of the Dead, and excerpts from memoirs and notebooks of scientists and inventors. The view of Brussels from the 5th... More 

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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The Royal Library contains one of the most interesting and well set out museums in Belgium, and what's more, entry is free. It provides exhibits and presentations on the history of writing and books throughout the ages and the world, from ancient times, through some breath-taking medieval manuscripts, to e-books. Replicas of the studies of a number of famous Belgian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We accidently stumbled across this library, which contains a fascinating exhibit called Librarium. Anyone who is a reader needs to come and experience this free permanant exhibition. If I spoke Dutch or French I probably would've been in there for hours. As it was, I still stayed a long time enjoying the interesting and unique interactive elements as well as... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Who'd have thought that the second best view of the entire city was from the 5th floor of a public library? The cafateria is nothing to boast about but the panoramic views are pretty spectacular. Not only is the view great but so are the exhibitions on the below floors. Set in a modern surround with top notch technology there... More 

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