Everything you need to know to visit Coudenberg Palace

By Coudenberg_Palace | Jul 25, 2018
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At Coudenberg Palace, you can visit the archaeological site of the old palace of Brussels where Charles V used to live. The entrance of the museum is at BELvue, where you can learn a lot about the history of Belgium, on Place des Palais.

An underground tour of the remains of Charles V’s palace


There is a lot of public transport nearby:

* Train: via Central Station
* Metro: via Gare Centrale, Parc, Trône or Porte de Namur
* Tram: 92 and 93
* Bus: 27, 38, 71 and 95


The Coudenberg Palace is open from Tuesday to Friday, 9.30 am to 5pm, and opens later during Summer, from 10am to 6pm.

Entry fee

Free for children under 18, the entrance of the Coudenberg Palace is at €7, €6 for seniors or groups and €5 from 18-25 and unemployed.
You can visit the archaeological site and the museum with an audioguide, which costs only €3, and choose your language between French, Dutch, English, German and Spanish.

The archaeological site is big enough to avoid crowds and visit quietly the remains of Charles V’s palace.


The archaeological site is only partly accessible to wheelchair users. The Aula Magna and the upper part of the Rue Isabelle are not accessible. The museum part is mostly accessible, but through another entrance.


To make your visit as comfortable as possible, we expressly request you to book your visit at least 3 days in advance:

* By telephone: 02 500 45 54
* By email: info@belvue.be

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From the middle ages, a castle overlooked Brussels from Coudenberg hill. From the 12th century, the successive monarchs and their representatives transformed a small fortified castle into a sumptuous residential palace, one of the most beautiful palace of Europe and one of Charles V’s main residences. This prestigious building is severely damaged by fire in 1731. Some forty years later, the ruins of the palace are pulled down and the ground flattened out for the construction of the new royal district. The remains of this palace make up the Coudenberg archaeological site. During your visit, you will discover the Rue Isabelle and the ol... Read more

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