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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Place des Palais 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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"belgian history"
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"same building"
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"english speakers"
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"different aspects"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"learn something"
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"former palace"
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"brussels card"
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"combined ticket"
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"couple of hours"
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"monarchs"
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"objects"
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"belgium"
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"french"
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"information"
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"democracy"
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 5 July 2017

I'd been to this museum of Belgian history and culture before and enjoyed it, but when I return this July the new exhibitions really added to the experience. The museum highlights Belgium since independence in 1830 and seeks to answer the question of what it...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I took advantage of free admission on the first Sunday of the month to visit the BELvue Museum. The museum looks very modern and the audiovisual elements added another layer to the exhibits. I enjoyed getting a brief overview of Belgium's history. This isn't a...More

Thank eflah
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Very well renovated recently, introducing you to Belgium, showing different aspects to Belgium as a country. History/people/objects, it will be explained in easy to follow structure. Modern elements, use of screens/audio, available in Dutch, French, English & German. Text is most of the time in...More

Thank Aristo V
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

Museums are subjective. While I understand there are people who view this museum as the greatest thing since sliced bread, I have to be honest and say that this place was a complete and utter dud for me. I get that the idea behind the...More

Thank appetite4trvl
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

The Belvue museum gives a history of Belgium, from a political, economical, social & religious point of view. The displays are really interesting to view and the interactive displays make the experience even better. I have a short attention span when it comes to many...More

Thank CheekyMacyCat
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