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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 good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“old masters” (149 reviews)
“magritte museum” (63 reviews)
“modern art” (39 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Place Royale 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 508 32 11
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Musée Oldmasters (Old Masters) is a member of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and a good place to view Flemish masterpieces from the 15th to 18th centuries. Museum opening hours 10am to 5pm (Tues-Fri), 11am to 8pm (Sat-Sun) and closed on Mondays....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My teenage daughters and I loved spending several hours here seeing the Old Master's, Magritte and Fin de Siecle Museum (really just different levels of the same building). The highlight for me was seeing Bruegel's "The Fall of the Rebel Angels," a painting that has...More

Thank Skaerje
Reviewed 1 week ago

While it is hard to compare this museum to the Tate, Met or Rijks, for Brussels this is a superb museum—I would venture to say the best in the city. The first Wednesday of the month, the entrance is free, which is pretty amazing considering...More

Thank Esthersnippe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The collections have been split into three. If you were cynical you would say this is so they can charge you two or three times. You also have to pay three times for audio guides. Bit of a rip off really. The directors should come...More

Thank paulw09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have spare time and nothing to do you can go, but I wouldn't call this museum as "must see" place to visit.

Thank Małgosia K
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Its a grand museum with such a huge collection i.e. Flemish artists, African, Indian, Chinese artefacts etc. Fabulous collection and very well displayed. Lots of stolen and smuggled things during colonial period have also been displayed.. ;)

Thank Karan S
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Collection of the Old Masters, Bruegel, Gaugun, Van Gogh, along with Warhol and many others. Collections fom Egypt, Greece, Islam display, Indian and American Indian along with silver, porcelain and tapestries. Allow plenty of time to see it all

Thank Helen552259
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We went to the Fin-siecle part of the museum on the visit on our own- Art Nouveau furniture, impressionist and post impressionist paintings - three floors worth. Really great - we love this stuff. On the part of trip with Road Scholar we had a...More

Thank likebeach
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Great collection of old Flemish and Northern European paintings. Nice selection of Breughels to be seen, along with an electronic info screen (something that I would normally hate) that really added to the experience- highlighting the techniques and history behind Breughel's ouvre. I had to...More

Thank sandy c
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Really enjoyed spending the morning in the Old Masters museum. You can easily spend a couple of hours here as it is a very large space and not cramped at all and so you get to look at each painting in your own space &...More

Thank david n
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14 November 2017|
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Response from Darren O | Reviewed this property |
Article 8: Cloakrooms and luggage lockers are available free of charge for the visitors of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. • The purpose of the cloakrooms is to offer visitors the opportunity to deposit items of... More
9 July 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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Response from marina97 | Reviewed this property |
From 8 euros to 13 if you will use combi ticket with magritte museum
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