Royal Palace

  • Place de Palais - Paleizenplein

Standing opposite the Parliament building on the other side of the Royal Park, the Royal Palace symbolises the belgian system of government, that is to say, a constitutional monarchy. The Palace is the place where His Majesty the King exercises his prerogatives as Head of State. It is at the Palace that the King grants audiences and deals with affairs of state. Apart from the offices of the King and the Queen, the Royal Palace houses the services...(more)
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Coudenberg with view to lower city


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Coudenberg or Koudenberg (older Dutch for cold hill) is a small hill in Brussels where the Palace of Coudenberg was built.For nearly 700 years, the Castle and then the Palace of Coudenberg were the seat of government of the counts, dukes, archdukes, kings, emperors and governors who from the 11th century until its destruction in 1731, exerted their sovereignty over the area of the Duchy of Brabant, now in the southern Netherlands and northern Belgium.