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Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Place Royale 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 508 32 11
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“modern art” (40 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Place Royale 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 508 32 11
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great time in the Old Masters museum. Holds the famous Death of Marat and many other great classic works. Worth a visit.

Thank RunnerSof
Reviewed 2 days ago

The one of the must visit for art history aficionados! Great masters as Bruegel, hieronymus bosch and Davide. The Museum restaurant is very good value for money, tasty big portions and coffee and bakery.

Thank EEBergman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Building is incredible , the main area you walk into is quite bare but better for it...upstairs has more pieces than I expected and it's laid out really well,with each area feeling quite different. The only problem is the lack of English signs to aid...More

Thank Darren P
Reviewed 1 week ago

In addition to a fine collection of Old Masters, the museum houses one of the largest collections of works by Magritte. If you like art, you must visit this museum.

Thank ugyved
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum with Flemish primitives and halls filled with Jordaens and Rubens are as expected. The museum makes a lot of work of Breughel but no, he was no Rembrandt. I liked the Van Dycks better. But I was blown off my feet when I...More

Thank Hans Thomas H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really don't understand why there are reviews of art museums. I don't go to an art museum because someone said it was great. Art is subjective. What attracted me to the Old Masters museum were the master works that I've known and admired but...More

Thank Darren O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Normally this sort of place is my idea of heaven. But I'm only going to 4 stars because when I visited (June 2017) some of the Flemish Primitives (proper term but I don't like it) were not on show and the labels were saying "water...More

Thank Martin_Ridgway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our idea was to visit the grand masters and the fin de siécle, but we only had time to the first one as it was our last day in Brussels. The Museum is very beautiful and we spent a very pleasant time there. Bruegel is...More

Thank IsabelRuteSM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best places to see in Brussels for the art lovers! It has wor5ks by Bruegel, VanDyck, Rubens, Dali, among others. It is better to buy the "combi" ticket as it allows you to see lots more and it isn't that...More

Thank Chantal S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a pleasant enough day here. There is a fairly interesting display of works spread across the three main museums. There were however two things which made the visit less enjoyable than it might have been. One was an inconsistent application of the handbag...More

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July 8, 2017|
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Response from Bernard B | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from marina97 | Reviewed this property |
From 8 euros to 13 if you will use combi ticket with magritte museum
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