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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.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“old masters” (137 reviews)
“magritte museum” (63 reviews)
“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 3 days ago

The Royal Museums offer a diverse collection of art from the Flemish 'primitives' to Rembrandt and Hals to David. The presentation is excellent (labelling not in English, however). Some highlights for me are: Rogier van Weyden's Pieta with its St. John comforting the Virgin, Bosch's...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Truly large old masters collection from Belgian artists and environs. Fortunate to find a small extra Bruegel exhibit showing. Good signage- much in English. Staff friendly and helpful with issues like elevator use. Security inspection in place upon entry.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the old masters exhibition. There was a lot of Rubens and some Bosch. It was a treat to be introduced to the Brueghels who I had not heard of before.

Thank Laurel F
Reviewed 1 week ago

An wonderful collection. I started at the wrong end really as the 'Fin de Siecle' collection I found to be particularly good and I was running out of time at the end. However, seeing 'The Death of Marat' was worth paying the entrance fee for...More

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb building and interesting arrangement of the old masters section on the 2nd level but around the central large hall, like on a large balcony. I was looking forward to the Bosch triptych but in the end I was a bit disappointed, compared to his...More

Thank G D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our destination museum. Many fine pictures but the Breughel was the one we went to see. It didn't disappoint. And the cafe is friendly and had good food

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since it was confusing for me I would like to explain how the museums here work. So even though the museums look far from each other all of them connected below and you can get one ticket to see them all. Which was what I...More

Thank Hazal G
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 September 18, 2017 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

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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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December 24, 2016|
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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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