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Fondation Jacques Brel

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The life and music of Jacques Brel

Lovely little museum, showing the life and music of Jacques Brel and his family. Gives additional... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2017
Akxsel
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Rotterdam
Great little museum

Loved this little Brel museum. Took about 1.5 hours to go slowly round. Very small so would... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2016
39stepsBrussels
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Brussels, Belgium
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Apr 9, 2017
“The life and music of Jacques Brel”
Aug 20, 2016
“Great little museum”
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Depuis sa création en 1981 à Bruxelles, la Fondation de manière totalement indépendante et sur fonds propres, organise des expositions, édite des ouvrages, accueille le public. Animée par un esprit de transmission vers les nouvelles générations...more
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Place de la Vieille Halle aux Bles 11, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed April 9, 2017

Lovely little museum, showing the life and music of Jacques Brel and his family. Gives additional background of his repertoire. Perfect museum if you love his music, then it will take 1,5 - 2 hours and will leave you with sweet insights. If you're not...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Loved this little Brel museum. Took about 1.5 hours to go slowly round. Very small so would probably be awkward if busy, but we had it to ourselves. Various language headsets available. Focuses on Brel's sometimes difficult relationship with Belgium rather than his whole career...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2016

Definitely worth visiting if you love Brel. Full of anecdotes and testimonies. We really learn a lot about the man. This guy was a genius. The most inetresting stations are the two last one with videos in a soundbox. I also like the station on...More

Thank michel_josee
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Extremely moving and tasteful - excellently staged scenarios with music/ videos - feels like Jacques has just popped into the next door room. This place is a labour of love, and whether you're a diehard Brelomaniac, or have never heard his absolutely unique contribution to...More

2  Thank RomanticScot
Reviewed July 29, 2015

I like Jacques Brel so I was prepared to enjoy this venue. Unfortunately, it is not well designed and is very disappointing. It seems as though someone had a good idea but they need a great deal of help to turn this place into a...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed May 11, 2015

Being a huge admirer of Jacques Brel I couldn't wait to see this "museum". I felt a bit disappointed - (with all due respect to his daughter who organized this exhibition/museum) the space was too small for all exhibits and especially for all people who...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2015

I had a spare half hour before catching a train back to London, so thought I'd drop in. But the staff were adamant I should commit at least an hour and a half, or not bother. I sort of admire the integrity, but it cost...More

1  Thank Phil G
Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you like the late, great Belgian singer Jacques Brel, this is the place for you. And if you've never heard of him, go along to this special tribute and discover him for yourself. We came across it by accident while strolling through the streets...More

1  Thank Pahaska
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Due to bad weather we did not do the walking tour around Brussels which I guess is more fun. We did the Brel-experience at the centre itself and actually it was quite disappoiting. They try to explain the ambigues relationship Brel had with his motherland...More

Thank bnbass
Reviewed August 25, 2013

you go through 4 dark rooms listening to the 13 very long parts of your audioguide (more than 5 min each): they are mainly interviews to brel in which the voice of the translator is superimposed. no sense at all. go there only if you...More

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