Brussels City Museum : Maison du Roi

Grand Place, 10 - 1000 Bruxelles

Maison du Roi is since the Middle Ages a privileged witness of history

Located on the Grand-Place, the Brussels city museum - King's house has borne witness to the history of Brussels since the Middle Ages.

District : Grand Place

Characteristics : Cultural Places Museums Society


The Maison du Roi is one of the masterpieces showcasing the 19th century neo-gothic style in which Brussels was build. The Maison du Roi is located on the Grand-place and is an ode to the original building which was built in 1515 which served as a bread hall. The name Masion du Roi derives from its original owner  the duke of Brabant, who received the title of “king Charles of Spain” in the 16th century.

Today the building serves as a museum of fine arts that houses over 7000 different masterpieces like The Wedding Cortège by Jan Breughel the Elder, The Saluces Masterpiece, The bombardment of the Grand-Place, Manneken-Pis by Jérôme Duquesnoy the Elder, the original drawing on carton by Pieter Coecke van Aelst and a variety of other masterpieces like 16th century tapestries.

Outside the building is enriched with its blues toned stones, the different balustrade designs, each designed differently as well as the pinnacles, dormers and bays. The Maison du Roi is a perfect contribution to the other Baroque buildings around the Grand-place.The Grand-place including the Maison du Roi is part of UNESCO world heritage since 2000.

Opening Times

Tuesday until Sunday from 10h till 17h
Closed on Mondays and 1/1, 1/5, 1/11, 11/11, 25/12


- Entry: 8€
- Seniors, groups: 6€
- Students: 4€
- <18 years old & inhabitants of the City of Brussels & first Sunday of the month: free



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