Belgian Royal Library

Since 1969, this building has housed the collections of the library dating back to the 15C, when the Dukes of Burgundy reigned over Belgium. It contains five million books, including some magnificent pieces that can be consulted on site (such as manuscripts and printed matter). The building encompasses the Nassau Chapel (or St George's Chapel), with its temporary exhibitions, studies and the Printing Museum.

Useful information

Address : 

Bd de l'Empereur 2, 1000 Bruxelles

Phone:

+32 2 519 53 11

Price:

2.50 €

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: daily except Sat 9am-5pm; rest of year: daily except Sun 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm - closed Bank Hols, 24 Dec-1 Jan

Nearby tourist attractions

Galerie Bortier
Galerie Bortier
This covered passage with its
0:15
Apartments of Charles de Lorraine
Apartments of Charles de Lorraine
The governor of the Netherlands had this
1:00
Tour Anneessens
Tour Anneessens
This corner tower, a vestige of the
0:30
Place du Grand-Sablon
Place du Grand-Sablon
This is one of the most elegant squares
0:15
Hôtel Ravenstein
Hôtel Ravenstein
This 15C and 16C house gave its name to
0:15
Palais des Beaux-Arts Palais des Beaux-Arts
Palais des Beaux-Arts
At the bottome end of rue Royale, this
0:30
See all

Other ideas « Patrimony »

Galerie Bortier
Galerie Bortier
This covered passage with its
0:15
Apartments of Charles de Lorraine
Apartments of Charles de Lorraine
The governor of the Netherlands had this
1:00
Tour Anneessens
Tour Anneessens
This corner tower, a vestige of the
0:30
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Apartments of Charles de Lorraine
Apartments of Charles de Lorraine
The governor of the Netherlands had this
1:00
Palais des Beaux-Arts Palais des Beaux-Arts
Palais des Beaux-Arts
At the bottome end of rue Royale, this
0:30
Museum of Costume and Lace
Museum of Costume and Lace
The southern Netherlands was very
See all