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Address: Avenue du Parc Royal, Brussels 1020, Belgium

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Amazing palace little outside of city centre

Some of the pictures here are from "wrong" palace, this Laeken Palace is little outside city centre. We decided to stop here first and then took about 20-30min walk to Atomium... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Naantali, Finland
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is the home of the Belgian Royal family and is worth the visit particularly when the Glass houses are open.Only for 3 weeks of the year. Amazing series of Glass houses with wonderful displays of Spring plants and flowers. The Japanese pagoda makes a great photo of shot from the other side of the small lake. Most enjoyable visit.

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Naantali, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Some of the pictures here are from "wrong" palace, this Laeken Palace is little outside city centre. We decided to stop here first and then took about 20-30min walk to Atomium. Lots to see in this region, so take your bus or taxi and stop here.

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Columbia, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The royal greenhouses are open only a few times a year, but if you happen to be in Brussels when they are, don't miss a visit. You'll see jaw-dropping displays of flowers. Even the small green houses between the larger ones are filled with wonders--like walking through a tunnel filled with geraniums and fucias. The only bad part is that... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This review applies only to the short period in Spring when the Royal Glasshouses/Greenhouses at Laeken are open to the public. First of all the flowers are spectacular possibly the biggest selection of fuschia in the World.The visit for these alone is well worth it. Secondly go early, as early as possible. By public transport the best way is by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We visited with our children expecting long ques, but were surprised to find that it wasnt actually that crowded. Amazing place definately worth a visit.

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Brussels, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The royal greenhouses are open to the public for 2 or 3 weeks a year. I've been there twice and won't go again. The positive? Fantastic greenhouses with an amazing array of flowering plants, palms and ferns. The first time I went was enjoyable. Although there were many visitors, we all had enough space to view the plants without getting... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We visited the amazing greenhouses in Laeken last weekend , they are most beautiful and kept up to very high standard .They only open for 3 weeks in the year to the public and the admission cost is only € 2.50 ,fantastic value . The vibrant colours are magnificent . Def worth a visit. You could spend a couple of... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

If you are in Brussels in the spring the gardens are open to the public and are amazing. You take a circular walk through greenhouses outside with views towards the central city and back into the greenhouses for the end of the visit. The variety of ferns dominates some houses but others are a kaleidoscope of colours and scents. The... More 

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Bruxelles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Don't bother with this. you can drive past, that's all! Nice to look at. Would surely be nice to visit as well.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Amazing place to visit in the few weeks it is open in the Spring to see the Greenhouses built by Leopold 2. Impressive flowers as well as amazing structure. You can imagine Leopold sitting here as he often did, managing his Congo affairs....

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