The Royal Palace of Brussels, located on the south side of the Parc de Bruxelles (Brussels Park), remains the headquarters of the Belgian constitutional monarchy, despite not being the official royal residence since 1831. Today, it is where the King of Belgium exercises his authority as Head of State, and is the official palace of the King and Queen of Belgium. It also houses rooms for the country’s special guests, most of which are Heads of State and the offices of certain ministries.

Commissioned by William I of the Netherlands at the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Palace was initially designed in a neoclassical style. During the reign of King Leopold II, the Palace was remodelled, and the façade was completely changed. These were the last restorations done to the Palace.

Visit during the summer months

Although the Belgian royal family has not lived in the Royal Palace of Brussels for over a century, visitors can still explore many of the building’s rooms during the summer months. The Palace is open to the public from the national bank holiday on July 21st until the beginning of September, from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:30 am to 5 pm, with the exception of Mondays when the Palace is closed. It is a must-see for visitors in Brussels during the summer.

Hours and Fees


the Palais Royal de Bruxelles is open to the public normally from the 21 July (the national bank holiday) until the beginning of September.

Tuesday – Sunday at 10:30 am – 5 pm