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Royal Palace of Brussels
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Enjoy a rare glimpse into the lives of the Belgian Royal Family. You may even catch sight of the King or Queen.

The Royal Palace of Brussels in the centre of the capital is the official palace of the King and Queen of Belgium, but the royals don’t actually live here. Instead, it’s where they work. Their main residence is actually located on the outskirts of Brussels. The Royal Palace is where state visits are held and it’s where Heads of State stay when in visiting the capital.

For more than 200 years, Belgian monarchs have worked from the Royal Palace and for most of the year it is closed to the public. However, since 1965, the doors have been opened in the summer months and the public has the opportunity to see the sumptuous rooms in all their glory and gain an insight into the lives of the King and Queen.

The palace is located in front of Brussels Park and facing the palace on the other side of the park is the Palace of the Nation, or the Belgian Federal Parliament building. The beautiful gardens that surround the palace make a fitting entrance to the palace and its imposing façade. In the late 19th century, King Leopold II decided that the palace wasn’t grand enough and he made various changes to the exterior, including the addition of various sculptures.

The palace opens to visitors after the national holiday on 21 July, until the beginning of September. Wander through the imposing Grand Hall with its collection of 19th century masterpieces, and the magnificent 45-metre long Throne Room, which is lit by 11 stunning chandeliers and an elaborate mosaic parquet floor. Art lovers also have an opportunity to see contemporary works from four of Belgium’s most critically acclaimed artists.

The Royal Palace of Brussels is located just east of downtown and can be reached by car or metro. There is ample street parking in the area for a modest fee. The palace gardens can be visited daily throughout the year, while in summer the interior can be accessed every day except for Monday. Admission is free.

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The Hotel
The Hotel
4 out of 5
38 Boulevard de Waterloo, Brussels
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The price is NZ$296 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.

Located in Upper Town, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Egmont Palace, Place du Petit Sablon and Law Courts of Brussels. Church of Our Blessed ...

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"It is a nice hotel, well placed. Rooms are modern but a bit small."…"

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Hotel Hubert Grand-Place
Hotel Hubert Grand-Place
4 out of 5
Rue d'Arenberg 18, Brussels
The price is NZ$133 per night from 6 Mar. to 7 Mar.

Located in Lower Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cathedral of St. Michael and Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. La Grand Place and Manneken Pis Statue ...

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"The staff were friendly and helpful. It was super easy to check in and head up to our room. The room was nice and comfortable. We enjoyed the workout space and lounge as well. The location is fantastic and we would definitely come back on our next trip!"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020

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Novotel Brussels off Grand'Place
Novotel Brussels off Grand'Place
4 out of 5
120 Rue Du Marche Aux Herbes, Brussels
The price is NZ$140 per night from 6 Mar. to 7 Mar.

This family-friendly Brussels hotel is located in the historical district, steps away from Moof Museum, La Grand Place and Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Brussels ...

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"Our room was very spacious, the bed and couch/bed were very comfortable. Easy check-in/check-out, and ideally located in the center of Brussels. My one complaint is that the waters in the lobby fridge cost an outrageous 4 Euros each."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar. 2020

Novotel Brussels off Grand'Place
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The Hotel
The Hotel
4 out of 5
38 Boulevard de Waterloo, Brussels
The price is NZ$296 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.
The Hotel
Hotel Hubert Grand-Place
Hotel Hubert Grand-Place
4 out of 5
Rue d'Arenberg 18, Brussels
The price is NZ$133 per night from 6 Mar. to 7 Mar.
Hotel Hubert Grand-Place
Novotel Brussels off Grand'Place
Novotel Brussels off Grand'Place
4 out of 5
120 Rue Du Marche Aux Herbes, Brussels
The price is NZ$140 per night from 6 Mar. to 7 Mar.
Novotel Brussels off Grand'Place
ApartmentsApart Brussels
ApartmentsApart Brussels
3 out of 5
Rue Grétry 23, Brussels
The price is NZ$140 per night from 1 Mar. to 2 Mar.
ApartmentsApart Brussels
Hotel Le Plaza Brussels
Hotel Le Plaza Brussels
4.5 out of 5
Bd Adolphe Max Laan 118 126, Brussels
The price is NZ$198 per night from 1 Mar. to 2 Mar.
Hotel Le Plaza Brussels
Hotel Résidence Le Quinze
Hotel Résidence Le Quinze
3 out of 5
Grand-place 15, Brussels
The price is NZ$124 per night from 1 Mar. to 2 Mar.
Hotel Résidence Le Quinze
Smartflats Design - Place Jourdan
Smartflats Design - Place Jourdan
3.5 out of 5
42 Hoornstraat, Brussels
The price is NZ$187 per night from 22 Mar. to 23 Mar.
Smartflats Design - Place Jourdan
NH Collection Brussels Grand Sablon
NH Collection Brussels Grand Sablon
4 out of 5
Rue Bodenbroek 2/4, Brussels
The price is NZ$165 per night from 1 Mar. to 2 Mar.
NH Collection Brussels Grand Sablon
Warwick Brussels
Warwick Brussels
5 out of 5
Rue Duquesnoy 5-7, Brussels
The price is NZ$145 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.
Warwick Brussels
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