Uncovering history

Save to my Account

For nearly 700 years, the Palace of Coudenberg was the seat of government which, form the 11th century until its destruction in 1731, ruled over the Duchy of Brabant (the area that is now the southern Netherlands and northern Belgium). Following a careless moment in 1731 (one which was covered up for quite some time for fear of embarrassing the royalty) the whole thing burned to the ground.

As recently as 1998, the remains of the ancient palace were unearthed under the current Place Royale and have been extensively excavated and preserved.  These ruins can be visited via the BELvue Museum

Metro Stop: Parc

At A Glance

Place des Palais
Brussels 1000
02 500 45 54

Comments, Tips & Hints


You need to login to favorite a post.

Need to sign up? Create an account here.

Forgot your password? Reset your password here.