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“Fascinating history museum”
Review of BELvue Museum

BELvue Museum
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Owner description: Have you ever wondered how much you really know about the history of Belgium ? Would you like to get to know it in a splendid building, next to the Royal Palace, where it all began? Then you must certainly visit the BELvue museum: the only museum that reveals the particularly fascinating history of Belgium. Remarkable film fragments, striking pictures and numerous period documents will guide you through more than one and a half century of stirring Belgian history. A visit to the BELvue museum offers you the opportunity to get all of Belgium's secrets unlocked! Creative and fun activities are available for children between 4 and 16 years.
Reviewed 25 August 2013

We spent more than three hours at BELvue as there was so much to see. It was spacious and well laid out, and with the guide written in English we learned a lot about the history of Belgium. If it's too much information to take in in one go, you can take a break from the exhibits at Green Kitchen, the museum's restaurant. This was by far the best museum we visited in Brussels.

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Reviewed 26 July 2013

The Belvue Museum is top of it's kind yet very focused on the history of Belgian politics in general and the royal family more specific. A must for people who are interested not only in Belgian but also European political, social and aristocratic history. The museum is managed by the King Baudouin Foundation who also organizes educational workshops and seminars for schools and youngsters on democracy and civic engagement. Very nice as well and a must do is In the basement where you can visit the 'Coudenberg' which is the old central square that is now lying under the actual street and royal square in front of the Palace. Beautiful atrium and place to sit down and relax, and watch the flag fly on the royal palace next door when the King's at home!

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Reviewed 18 June 2013

The BELvue Museum has much information about the monarchy. If you speak English the man at the desk will give you written material about the kings. However the museum itself has no explanations in English, so the museum is meant only for French and Dutch speakers.

3  Thank BennyMalaga
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Reviewed 6 June 2013 via mobile

Extremely informative and thorough layout complemented with music and interior design. Perhaps a little too much information cramped in the space provided.

1  Thank MingLL
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

We really enjoyed this museum which is housed in a wing of the palace and covers Belgian history, especially the monarchy, from 1830 to 2005. My husband's family is from Belgium, but niether of us really knew anything about the monarchy and very little about Belgium's history in general. They gave us a very helpful English guide that was numbered to correspond with the exhibits and had a wealth of information. There were also auidoguide sections within the museum where you could choose to listen in English and some English signage. The sections on WWII were particularly interesting. Oddly, hardly anyone was there and when we were looking for it no one seemed to know what it was (and my husband does speak French). The museum was easily navigable in 2 hours and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Belgian history or their monarchy.

1  Thank LexiV
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