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BELvue Museum

Place des Palais 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 500 45 55
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The BELvue is the no. 1 museum for learning about Belgium and its history. Fully renovated in 2016, the museum sheds light on Belgium via seven contemporary themes and a gallery of 200 Belgian objects. Combining a strong exhibition design with artful displays and a gallery full of surprising objects, the BELvue showcases Belgium's history with a contemporary twist. Located in a magnificent eighteenth-century building adjoining the Royal Palace, the museum immerses you in Belgium, with all the fascinating aspects it entails. It's Belgian culture in the broadest sense of the term!
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  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
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“belgian history” (17 reviews)
“royal palace” (8 reviews)
“same building” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Place des Palais 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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+32 2 500 45 55
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

This lovely little museum is actually part of the royal palace. I spent almost 2 hours learning everything about the history of Belgium. A must see for anyone interested in Belgian history.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Although I won't recommend this place as a must visit place but if u have time it's worth visiting to know about the history of the place. Also it's walkable from the touristy places like Grand Place and Mannekin Pis.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Combined ticket with Coudenberg Palace covered a good few hours. If you want to learn a bit about the country and its somewhat unusual history, it's a great place to start. A few interactive exhibits for the younger people, but a bit of history to...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

A fascinating introduction to Belgian history inside a beautiful palace. A modern display, lots of activities for kids, too - but certainly interesting enough for adults, too. One hour is enough, but you can spend more if you really watch, read and experiment everything.

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We went to this museum as part of the package with the Coudenberg Museum (which was awesome btw). The BELvue museum was quite simply the strangest museum I have ever been too. It wants to be a full, real museum but instead has so manufactured...More

Thank etmcd
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

So, apart from the architecture (which was fantastic, especially the stairway on the north side of the museum) this was a pretty boring museum. I couldn’t really see the point— it was like « the history of Brussels » told through unexciting objects and grandiose displays of...More

Thank Esthersnippe
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

It is not a large museum, but they had a presentation that we thoroughly enjoyed about how the country came together - all the various social issues involved. Unfortunately, from our point of view, it now seems ready to break apart as the Flemish and...More

Thank Gogocar
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Super museum with a lot of information about the history of Belgium. Great layout and i loved the interactive aspect of the museum.

Thank Tolliob
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

I must admit that I find Belgian history and politics fascinating, so this was a great visit for me. The museum is well presented with some good audio-visual and interactive exhibits. I learnt a lot about Belgium from the trivial to the significant. There is...More

Thank Wyn G
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

I bought a combination ticket for this museum and the Coudenberg ruins for 12 euro and it took me about 4 hours to see them both. There are clean, free toilets through out the museum. It leads you through a series of rooms telling Belgiums...More

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