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Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (Musees Royaux des Beaux Arts)

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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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Great collection; could do with an upgrade

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly and well managed museum with always very interesting exhibits along the permanent dedicated to Magritte. Fist Wednesday of every month free entry (excluded special exhibitions).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Spent a couple of hours in the Old Masters section and could happily have spent all day in the galleries had I had the time. A wonderful set of collections, with outstanding videos accompanying the special Brueghel exhibition

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this museum on my first day following a walking tour that took us close by. Paid €13 for a full pass which allowed you access to all the exhibitions which I thought was very cheap. Free lockers to store bags etc was handy too Lots of different types of art so should be suitable for most art lovers

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