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Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

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Considered one of Brussels' greatest museums, it houses an extensive collection of works from the Flemish School, featuring a number of masterpieces by Peter Bruegel.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Rue du Musee 9, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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This is 3 art galleries in one. The Old Masters is a good collection of well displayed painting from the 16th-18th Centuries. There are many of the normal suspects and a number from Belgium who were new to me. It is not the easiest to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If I have some free time while in Brussels I enjoy a visit to the Royal Museums – they are not too big but have some excellent works. Now there was a special introduction to Breugel in cooperation with Google Culture.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is extremely big and it looks like there are putting a lot of effort to have a very nice museum! However it seems enormous for a not that big collection! Overall it is OK. I visited the Dutch Spring exposition which has the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought the Magritte exhibition was a bit small and if we didn't go there the 1st Wednesday of the month where it's free I would have thought it wasn't worth the price. The Oldmasters museum wasn't so much me either.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 773nicholasn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The expositions are for every taste. Good for everyone. If you're not a fine art fan, try it anyway, especially in the rainy day.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a day in Brussels and visited the museum, which was a wonderful experience. At the time of our visit, we caught the Berlin exhibit. The museum is divided into sub museums such as Magritte Museum and a few others, and the exhibits are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You see signs and advertisements for at least three galleries around town Fin de Siecle, Magritte, Old Masters, that are really all part of one, but you can pay for entrance in any combination. Really can spend a day there, if your feet will stand...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Mike L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Berlin exhibition starts off with a year by year account of international political events and critical responses by artist to nationalism and increasing antisemitic sentiments. The developments lead up to WWII. You pass the bookshop and then only see the exhibition of drawings, paintings...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

This museum is vast, spread across many different floors, and covers many aspects of art, definitely need to take your time!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 4, 2019

The huge complex over 10 floors covers three inter-connecting museums. The old Masters museum (mainly pre-1850 paintings), the Fin-de-Siecle museum (1850-1910) focussing on Art Nouveau in its many forms including paintings, glassware and furniture and the Magritte museum featuring the work of the popular Belgium...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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PaulatN340
October 6, 2018|
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Response from AndersonYeung | Reviewed this property |
We did not use the audio guide but see quite a few people using it.
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Article 8: Cloakrooms and luggage lockers are available free of charge for the visitors of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. • The purpose of the cloakrooms is to offer visitors the opportunity to deposit items of... More
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If what you're looking for is Roman, Greek, Egyptian and Mesopotamian art you should head for the Musée du Cinquantenaire which is part of the Royal Museums but located in the eponym Parc du Cinquantenaire, about a... More
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