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Coudenberg Palace

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From the middle ages, a castle overlooked Brussels from Coudenberg hill. From the 12th century, the successive monarchs and their representatives transformed a small fortified castle into a sumptuous residential palace, one of the most beautiful...more
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Place des Palais 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 500 45 54
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Much bigger than you expect, Coudenberg Palace offers a massive area of underground palace cellar ruins and streets (now covered over) to explore. The models along the way help to envisage what it was like originally. Interesting little bit at the end as well to...More

Thank Catriona H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the ruins of coudenburg palace which was burnt. There was also a museum of artefacts as well

Thank 62Kathy52
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Don't expect beautiful rooms and hallways … it's a former palace and you will see the remains. The architectural vaults in the cellars, the octagonal pillars that used to support the chapel, an old road and much more. At the end there is also a...More

Thank _NF_70
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Didn't have much time to explore here, but it was still an amazing sight. Would like to return to find out more.

Thank Mooruk
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Belgium has national giants and boasts about it ... they are paraded on national day and we were lucky to witness!! A visit to Coudenberg is worth seeing old archaeological site underneath the ground and an exhibition of Belgian giants!!

Thank manojmka
Reviewed 4 August 2018

The Coudenberg Palace is now largely an underground archaeological ruin. It had a temporary exhibition of the famous carnival giants when we visited. You buy tickets at the same desk as for BELvue. The wifi, which gives a commentary, was not very good. So, unless...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Not the easiest museum to find in Brussels, but worth the search. This underground exploration of the early life of the capital is a fascinating look back in history. From old buildings to cobble streets, it's well worth the trip.

Thank Murray F
Reviewed 24 June 2018

One of our group of 6 suggested this museum, and it was very interesting and well organized. You just had to connect your phone to the inhouse WiFi system to get a complete description of what you were seeing. While we there they had a...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The palace is beautiful. The tunnel system is ok — not much to see really. Museum was limited. Worth 10 euro? I guess, but kinda steep for what’s in there.

Thank AllanKPB
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The other half of the Belvue museum! Pretty quiet and colder inside than out, but a good WiFi enabled audio-guide system gives you the ability to learn all about the palace. Fascinating to imagine in "above ground" as used to be the case.

Thank Mark A
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