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Museum of the National Bank of Belgium

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Address: Boulevard de Berlaimont 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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+32 2 221 22 06
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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National bank

interesting museum, I learned a lot of interesting things, I think it is excellent, set aside at least 2 hours for the tour so you would not have rush.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 June 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

interesting museum, I learned a lot of interesting things, I think it is excellent, set aside at least 2 hours for the tour so you would not have rush.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

The National Bank museum is currently under renovations, so there is a small temporary exhibit that is set up. I spent about thirty minutes looking at some of the old currencies. I really liked the display that showed inflation and its impact on the price of goods. I'd return once the permanent exhibit opens.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

I mainly visited as my boyfriend works for a national bank and I knew he'd love it, but ended up being pleasantly surprised. It was the only museum we could find that was open on a Monday and it was free! Really interesting exhibits including on the history of the building, some different global and historical currencies, the history of... More 

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Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed this museum and it was freee defo worth a visit you can make your own notes. Only thing is look out for the security lady she as she was a bit rude

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Brisbane, Queensland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

Wandering in to this museum after leaving the nearby Cathedral. They have a useful little booklet about the displays if you don't speak French or Dutch that is handy as you learn about the history of money and banking. The UV light drawer where you can see if your money is real is good fun. It was interesting to learn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

It's Monday in Europe and nearly every museum is closed. But not this one. It's small but fascinating information about the Euro. The guide was wonderful and made it all sound so interesting!!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

It was only by chance that we went here after coming out of the cathedral, it is right next door in rue du Sauvage 10 1000 Russels. Thers a gateway to go through you could easily miss it and it's quite a small street. Friendly welcoming staff. You probably need about an hour to two to look round. Some interesting... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Very well put into place about the role of money and the Euro and a bit of the Belgian monetary history as well. Frequently shown by a short movie with different choise of languages each time. Tip: free entrance during the weekends in july and august

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

I came across the Bank museum simply by chance, it's located next to the Cathedral. Entrance was free on the weekend so I went on in and learned so much about the distribution of Belgium's gold transportation during WW2. Among other interesting things to see, most in French and Flemish, so couldn't read some of it.

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Matosinhos, Portugal
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012

There are only three things I found worth seeing in this museum: - a movie that explained where Belgium gold went during World War II - an exhibition on evolution of the currencies through times - and exhibition on the evolution of prices through times (comparing some basic products: bread, milk, charcoal and later oil...) But I found the museum... More 

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