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Royal Palace (Palais Royal)

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Address: Place des Palais, Brussels, Belgium
Phone Number: 02/551-20-20
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We were lucky to be in town while the palace was still open for tours and enjoyed seeing inside. The rooms are really lovely and there were several special exhibits set up as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to be in town while the palace was still open for tours and enjoyed seeing inside. The rooms are really lovely and there were several special exhibits set up as well (unrelated to the royals--one was on sports science, another on maps). I kind of wish they hadn't set up the map exhibit in the throne room;... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are there when the Royals are out of town it is definitely worth a visit. The rooms are very ornate and you know you are in a Royal house.

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a huge palace. Couldn't go in as it was closed, however it looked amazing from outside. Wonder how it would look from the inside.

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neebish
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Palace says a lot about insecurity and sense of purpose. Pretty gaudy, over the top. It's open to the public only during limited times. Worth it because it was free. See the statement they were trying to make about who they were.

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Nonthaburi, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit to the royal palace in Brussels is entirely free which is awesome as opposed to the other palaces in Madrid or Amsterdam where they're not free. There is a thorough security check at the entrance and there were no lines so it was quite quick to get in. There are booklets for sales as a guidebook but we... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free to visit, close to get to, lovely gardens and the house is beautiful. We went straight in, no queuing noted at all.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read somewhere before going that the palace's open to public during summer time. So when I was there in July, the information counter told me it was closed, only opens in August. We were able to only take photos outside the gate, we may not enter.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't intend to visit the Royal Palace, we were walking past and thought "hey that looks cool" and in we went. Entry is free and we spent about an hour in there, taking some fabulous photos! Great place for photographers / anyone who enjoys photography to take some fabulous pictures! The only reason I rated it 4 instead of... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful rooms with a video on the total family and some rotating exhibits. It was free in the month of August. No passport needed just pass through security and check bag. Well worth the walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every summer the palace is open to the public which is a really nice thing to do. Not many working palaces are open to public at all. Though they don't really show you a lot but it's nice to have a little glimpse of how royalty live. It was quite informative. It amazes me how a select group of people... More 

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