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Royal Palace (Palais Royal)

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Place des Palais, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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All reviews open to the public brussels park park opposite nice building closed on mondays impressive architecture free entrance worth a visit nice park self guided tour visiting brussels the grand place versailles beetles technopolis guard portraits
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit, but it's not open for public in winter. The building itself is astonishing though. Good to visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alien W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This one was a bit underwhelming, actually. Admittedly it was a dreary day, but the building itself is dreary, too - and the royal family doesn't even live here. But if you need to say you saw the palace, well. . .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Boyd F
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

Interesting to walk by, particularly due to lack of gates surrounding the palace! Makes for a good picture backdrop.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MaiB1998
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Unfortunately the palace is open for public only from July 22 till September 2. However you can enjoy the stunning exterior architecture. Free entrance. Brief History: The actual royal palace was build on the site of a previous royal palace destroyed by fire in 1731....More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Rabih-SOUAID
Reviewed January 3, 2019

A beautiful building in th heart of Brussels but unfortunately not open in winter, would have been nice to stroll around the beautiful gardens in the palace grounds but in this occasion it was nit to be. Beautiful architectural building.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve-70
Reviewed December 29, 2018

The Royal Palace is meant to be the official residence of the Belgian royals, who actually live in another palace, in another place! This one is for state functions and the like. It is quite impressive and we were gobsmacked when we visited on a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

We didn't have the time nor any permission to visit the castle since it's only open for public during summertime. However the castle is beautiful in the distance and you could visit the parcel just next to it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 598marcusp
Reviewed December 18, 2018

We were there in mid September and there wasn’t really much to see. We had walked up from Grand Place because the palace was a short walk away and I heard or read somewhere that there was a changing of the guards ceremony. If you’re...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Bottomshelfhockey
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to stop at. The architecture is fantastic and has a grand feel to it. It is right across the street from a massive park that is also worth the visit. Morning time is good time to go as you can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rizznizz
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

Work began on this lavish palace in 1820 and continued on into the 20th century. Open to visit between late July and early September.

Date of experience: December 2018
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October 5, 2018|
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Response from psparrow66 | Reviewed this property |
Bad luck. It’s only open during August when the Belgian Royal family are on holiday elsewhere. ☹️
laura m
October 26, 2016|
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but I'm not sure at that time of year but usually everything is open.
Donna-Lynn C
March 10, 2016|
Response from Michel B | Reviewed this property |
Tous les ans : du 22 juillet au 15 septembre.
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Brussels Itinerary (3 Replies)
Hi all, here's my list/things to see in Brussels, any other suggestions for my 3 days itinerary? Also, how is public transportation over there so that I can scope 'where' to stay to get close to those attractions if public transportation is not easy. Grand-Place Town Hall Mini-Europe Royal Palace (Palais Royal) Manneken-Pis Atomium
February 19, 2014|
Response fromtravelbie|
Thank you that's very helpful. Are there any thing else that's close by those attractions that you think it's worth to check out? Are there any back packing hostel/hotel in those attraction areas?