Learn the history of a nation at Belgium’s BELvue Museum, housed in the 18th-century Bellvue Hotel in the center of Brussels. Trace the story of Belgium from the Belgian Revolution, through World Wars I and II, and in its royal and political progression as you walk through its 12 rooms. Filled with historical documents and artifacts as well as engaging multimedia displays, each room represents a different crucial period in Belgium’s history. The rooms are meant to be explored in chronological order.
Photographs and royal items on display give a real sense of time and place. Curators strategically placed windows that look out onto some of the very places the museum tells the history of. Visitors can see the Mont des Arts and Brussels Park, crucial sites of the Belgian Revolution, from museum rooms and hallways. Temporary exhibitions also bring contemporary stories of Belgian heritage and politics to life.
The museum is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, and on weekends from 10 am to 6 pm. Entrance is €6. The nearest metro stop is Park.
- Coudenberg (Former Palace of Brussels)
- Magritte Museum (Musée Magritte)
- Musical Instruments Museum
- Brussels Royal Palace (Palais Royal de Bruxelles)
- Museum of the Turn of the Century (Musée Fin-de-Siècle)
- Sablon District
- Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
- Grand Sablon Square (Place du Grand Sablon)
- MOOF Museum
- St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral
- Hard Rock Cafe Brussels
- Royal Galleries of Saint Hubert (Les Galeries St-Hubert)
- Grand-Place (Grote Markt)
- Brussels City Museum (Musée de la Ville de Bruxelles)
- Brussels Town Hall (Hotel de Ville)