Halle Gate - Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels
Boulevard du Midi 150
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The Halle Gate is a magical building, more than 600 years old, and the most remarkable legacy of Brussels' medieval past.
The last vestige of the second wall of Brussels, the Halle Gate is now home to a wonderful collection of artworks and all sorts of educational media explaining its history and the history of the fortification of Brussels.
The neo-Gothic facade and high roof added by architect Henry Beyaert in the 19th century have in no way diminished the splendour of the medieval rooms inside the building.
At the top of the tower, from the crenellated parapet, you can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of Brussels and the surrounding area.
For your childrenThe Halle Gate is a magical place that lets your children experience the time of knights and princesses! The Halle Gate for kids is:
- 1 video guide for children from 7 years old.
- "À la recherche des bébés canards" (On the hunt for baby ducks) - a game trail for 3 years old and above to discover all about the collections of animals at Halle Gate.
- 1 multimedia game to learn about the history of the fortifications in Brussels aimed at children 7 years old and above and at adults.
- Chainmail (armour) reconstructions.
- 1 medieval drawing table.
And, just a stone's throw from the Museum is a marvellous medieval playground of 4,000m².
Practical informationOpening times
Closed on Mondays, public holidays following 1 January, 1 May, 1 and 11 November and 25 December.
Train: Brussels Midi Station. Metro: Line 2 - Porte de Hal/Hallepoort stop.
Bus: 27, 48, 134, 136, 137, 365, W (Porte de Hal/Hallepoort stop).
Tram: 4, 23, 55 (Porte de Hal/Hellepoort stop).
Car: car park (paying) near the Halle Gate.