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Coudenberg | Former Palace of Brussels

Coudenberg | Former Palace of Brussels
© M. Vanhulst
  • Address:
    Entrée via le Musée BELvue - Mont des Arts
    Place des Palais 7
    1000 BRUXELLESBelgium

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Coudenberg archaeological site reveals an underground route and a museum dedicated to Charles V's palace on the Place des Palais in Brussels.

Coudenberg Archaeological site

The Coudenberg archaeological site is made up of the remains of the old Brussels palace, the Hoogstraeten hotel and the Rue Isabelle. This fascinating walk takes you beneath the cobbles of the Place Royale on a discovery tour of the remains of the Coudenberg palace which was one of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor's residences.

Coudenberg Museum

Housed in the remains of the old Hoogstraeten Hotel, the Coudenberg museum invites you to discover a permanent exhibition of objects found during numerous archaeological digs on the site over the last 25 years. You can combine your visit of Coudenberg with that of the BELvue museum.

In practice

Closed 1 January, 21 July and 25 December.
Closed from 2pm on 24 and 31 December.

Duration of visit: between 1 hour and 1h30.


Adults: €7
Senior citizens & Groups of over 15 people: €6
18 - 25 year olds, job-seekers, disabled people: €5

Combined ticket BELvue + Coudenberg
Adults: €12
Senior citizens & groups of over 15 people: €10
18-25 year olds, job seekers & disabled people: €8

Free for under-18s, teachers, accompanying adults and Brussels Card holders.
Audio guide available in French, Dutch, German and English: €2.50

Persons with reduced mobility
The archaeological site is accessible to people with reduced mobility who are accompanied, except the Aula Magna. You are advised to contact reception before your arrival.



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