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  • All Ages
  • Families
  • Hybrid
  • Upcoming
  • Paid Street
  • < 500 m
  • Yes
  • € 5,00
Season
Price List
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  • Monday

    Closed

  • Tuesday

    09:30 - 14:30

  • Wednesday

    09:30 - 15:30

  • Thursday

    09:30 - 14:30

  • Friday

    13:00 - 21:00

  • Saturday

    09:30 - 21:00

  • Sunday

    09:30 - 21:30

  • 22/04/24 04:21 local time

Amenities
  • Snack Bar, Drinks Bar
  • Yes
Accessibility
  • Stroller: Medium
  • Stairs: Medium
  • Elevator: Not Required
  • Activity suitable for people with: Mobility Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Deafness, Speech Impairment, Muteness
    • The route includes stairs and inclines and is not adapted for wheelchairs. However, in 2023 they offered one day with support for individuals with reduced mobility on an adapted route (2 hours), with assistance available at critical points along the route. On this day, only the modified course is available to all visitors.
      Date fir 2024 not yet announced,
    • They kindly ask visitors requiring support on this date to make note of this when booking online. On this day, only the modified course will be available to all visitors.
    • It is possible to walk the route with a pushchair if there are enough people to carry the pushchair up and down the stairs dotted along the route. In the gardens, part of the route runs along natural (steep) slopes. For this section, visitors will have to navigate a gravel surface.
    • There are four toilet stops along the route.
    • There are several benches or rest stops provided along the route.
    • We recommend bringing appropriate clothing or an umbrella in case of rain.
    • At the end of the walk, there is a shop with books and guides about the greenhouses, postcards, gadgets, and a tearoom with hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, and cake.Download a map of the route here.
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  • DESCRIPTION:

    Note: Info from 2024 not yet completely published. We recommend checking their official website before planning your visit.

    According to annual traditions, from 26 April to 20 May 2024, the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken will be open to visitors.

    Starting in 1873, Alphonse Balat, architect and tutor to Victor Horta, came up with a greenhouse complex designed to complement the classical style of the Palace of Laeken. The greenhouses were designed to offer the silhouette of a glass city, nestled into the undulating park landscape.

    Visits to the greenhouses are both an indoor and outdoor experience. Once on site, you will be able to choose between a short (1.5 hours) or long (2.5 hours) visit. During the nocturnes, it is only possible to complete the shorter of the two.

    On the long route, your visit begins with a walk through the gardens of the Royal Domain. There, you will first discover the wondrous architecture of the greenhouses from afar, exploring other special spots along the way, such as the temple ruins at the edge of one of the ponds or the rose arch. Once you have completed the outdoor leg of your visit, it is time to enter the greenhouses themselves.

    For the short visit, you will only tour around the greenhouses.

    The greenhouse complex is made up of the following areas:

    • The Palm Plateau with the Debarcadère, the Palm Greenhouse, the Azalea Greenhouse, the Geranium Gallery, the Diana Greenhouse and the Mirror Greenhouse.
    • The Embarcadère, formerly used as a guest reception area.
    • The square Congo Greenhouse with its subtropical plants.
    • The domed Winter Garden, complete with palm trees and tree ferns, among other species.
    • The Orangery, where the camelias, orange and laurel trees are kept in over the winter months, and which are currently displayed on the esplanade in front of the Orangery.

     

     

    *Pictures from Jamain, via Wikimedia commons.

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  • Laeken
  • Brussels
  • Belgium
  • 50.89176
  • 4.35882
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