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Address: Boulevard de l'Empereur 4, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 02/519-53-11

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When visiting brussels don't forget passing this beautiful garden beside the royal library albert I ..it is called "kunstbergtuin" or " jardin du mont des arts"...it is just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 22, 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015

When visiting brussels don't forget passing this beautiful garden beside the royal library albert I ..it is called "kunstbergtuin" or " jardin du mont des arts"...it is just beside the library..ideal resting place before moving on...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

It fell on the way to grand place and it is lovely. The admirable interiors and a cosy corner with white chairs overlooking the garden outdoors is a beautiful spot next to the coffee machine where you can sit with a book, some coffee and relax in a quiet place like this. You can also access internet on one the... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2015

'Librarium', in the Royal Library of Belgium, is subtitled 'Museum of the History of Books and Writing'. It's free, which is unusual in Brussels, and it is a pleasure to walk round. There are fascinating exhibits, including a case of Charlie Hebdo comics when we were there, and a selection of books and manuscripts. There are touch-screens with information on... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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