"The King's House" Musée de la Ville de Bruxelles Tip by Mahieu

  King's House
by Mahieu

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. The Dutch name "Broodhuis"
( bread house) clearly shows what the origins of this building were. In the beginning of the 13th century it was used by the bakers to sell their bread. When during the early 15th century the bakers turned to selling their products from house to house, the ancient bread hall began to be used more and more for administrative purposes by the Duke of Brabant. That is where the French name 'Maison du Roi' (King's House) comes from
It now harbours the historical City Museum.

Address: Grand Place, 1000 Ville de Bruxelles
Directions: Maison du Roi
Phone: +32 2 279 43 50
Website: http://www.museedelavilledebruxelles.be/en/museum/presentation/

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  • Written Jun 30, 2003
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