"Maison du Roi" Musée de la Ville de Bruxelles Tip by tere1

 
 

At the Market Place, opposite the Town Hall, stands another of the remarkable historical Buildings of Brussels. The beautiful neo-gothic building with its many decorative statues is the "Maison du Roi" in French or "Broodhuis" in Dutch. It now harbours the historical City Museum.

The Dutch name "Broodhuis" (i.e. bread house) clearly shows what the origins of this building were. In the beginning of the 13th century a wooden construction stood here. It was used by the bakers to sell their bread.

On June the 2nd 1887 the King's House became the City Museum of Brussels On exhibition are original statues of the town hall, paintings, wall tapestries and different artifacts which have a relation to the history of the city.

Opening hours
Tuesday to Friday : from 10 am till 5 pm
Weekends and holidays : from 10am till 1pm
Closed on Mondays.
Admission
2,48 ? (Euro) per person, 1,98 ? (Euro) per person for groups of min. 12 persons

Address: Grote Markt / Grand'Place - 1000 Brussels
Directions: Grand Place, in the city center.
Phone: +32(0)2-279 43 50
Website: http://www.museedelavilledebruxelles.be/en/museum/presentation/

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  • Written Apr 10, 2008
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