Law Courts

Built by Poelaert between 1866 and 1883, this building otherwise known as the "Mammoth" is enormous - 26,000 m² of floor space, exterior measuring 150 by 160 metres, a 42 metre high entrance and a dome that stands nearly 100 metres high. The main entrance is framed by a vast peristyle opening onto the Room of Lost Steps, covered by a cupola around which a gallery runs, which is accessed by enormous staircases.

Useful information

Address : 

Pl. Poelaert 1

Phone:

+32 2 508 61 11

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm subject to security requirements

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