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Address: Place Royale 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 2 508 32 11
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Considered one of Brussels' greatest museums, it houses an extensive...

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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Paintings, sculpture, furniture, many pieces to admire.

The group of museums is slightly deceptive in that parts extend 8 floors underground. There is more here than meets your eye. We had to return a second day to complete our visit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The group of museums is slightly deceptive in that parts extend 8 floors underground. There is more here than meets your eye. We had to return a second day to complete our visit, to satisfy ourselves that we had not missed anything, and to come back to the cafe for another lunch. Classic old masters to modern, humor to very... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a pretty good art museum and worth the time and price to visit. The collection is reasonable, although mostly biased to local art. My only complaint would be the lighting. Some of the art is quite difficult to see properly in the late hours of the day as the gallery seems to rely a bit on ambient outdoor... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did 4 museums in one day - the way it is priced it is advantageous to do this. The Old Masters and the ‘Fin-De-Siecle’ were my favorites. The Modern museum is a matter of personal preference. The Magritte museum just didn’t do that much for me – some pieces were good, but if I had to do over, would... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a real surprise following an ad hoc decision to see some art. The collection is second to none (well, with some exceptions of course). The only caveat I had was that the lighting could be improved in the old part of the museum -- some of the paintings really were hard to see. Great museum shop too --... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has a wonderful collection of art through the ages with a special focus on Flemish masters and the Belgian impressionists. The recently opened exhibition that provides a video close-up of several of Brueghel's masterpieces was less interactive than I'd expected and the projection made some people feel a bit nauseous as it canned across the paintings.Neverthless it as... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has a great balance of contemporary, modern, post modern art as well as a digital art section. The digital section is hands on allowing kids and adults to explore different types on art on a large screen. We found that many exhibits were not for children.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has a sculpture garden, 4 museums under 1 roof (Magritte, Modern, Fin-de-siècle and Oldmasters) and 2 museums on other locations in the city (Meunier and Wiertz). Due to safety measures, it takes a while before you reach the ticket counter. The combi ticket is the cheapest option if you intend to spend a whole day in the museum.... More 

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Princethorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A complete mix of old and new We really liked the video workshops explaining the work of Brueghel . I felt I learned a lot from the visit and left feeling inspired !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's recommended to get the full pass as it is certainly worthwhile to spend time in all parts of the museum. As in all large museums, it's best to do a little research to have an idea of what's offered that's of the most interest to you. Attendance is much lighter here than in the major museums of other large... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An aim from the beginning of my planning, visiting these museums was the high point of our stay in Brussels. World Class!

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