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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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  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
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Place des Palais 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 500 45 55
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 13 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
Reviewed 1 November 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
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
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

Thank MamaK186487
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This museum is free with the Brussels card. It also links to the Coudenberg (Former palace of Brussels). The museum is small but full of information about Belgium. There is even a timeline with all the important events that has happened in its history. Very...More

Thank Tofurry
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is a small museum devoted to the history of the Belgian state (so starts 1830). The major themed rooms were less interesting than the timeline of objects running around the corridors to show Belgium's contribution to Belgium and the world (but let's ignore Plastique...More

Thank Martin_Ridgway
Reviewed 6 September 2017

You can visit at your pace and peace. there are nice coffee and gift shops. also look outside the museum windows.

Thank Emmanuelle M
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Have you ever wondered what Belgium brought to the world? If so then the BELvue museum is for you, it is a small museum with the background and history of Belgium and unique features and invention. It will take you maximum an hour to walk...More

Thank MrPhileasF
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is a small-ish museum that provides a good overview of Belgium's history and culture. It's organized around themes, which is an interesting way to explore a big topic (i.e., an entire country and its people). Topics such as politics, work/industry, language and religion are...More

Thank LindsayK1985
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