Chips, beer and chocolates... surely there is more to Belgium than that? Democracy, prosperity, solidarity, pluralism, migration, languages and Europe: these are the themes used by the BELvue Museum to help you to discover Belgium. Each one is developed through present-day testimonials and then traced right through history. This is a modern, original way of gaining a fuller understanding of modern-day Belgium.
Have a look at the gallery too: there are more than 200 objects to view, each one forming a tangible memory of Belgium. Here are just a few examples: a lithograph by Magritte, a motorcycle, crystal vases by Val Saint-Lambert, and a football signed by the Red Devils. The very essence of Belgian-ness!
Measures to respect
The BELvue Museum has been closely following government recommendations since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. Following the decisions of the National Security Council on Wednesday 13 May we are delighted to organise the reopening on 18 May 2020.
Several hygiene measures have been put in place in order to guarantee the safety of each visitor. These measures are likely to evolve according to the adaptations of the government directives. You will find the list of measures below :
Before coming to the museum
- You can book your visit via the BELvue website, whether it is for a visit to the BELvue Museum, a temporary exhibition or the Coudenberg Palace. If you wish to visit several tours, please book each visit individually. Maximum 8 tickets per person. If you need help with online booking, you can send an email to [email protected] .
- Wearing a mask is currently compulsory. If you don't have one, you can buy a bag with a mask and gloves at the entrance. We strongly recommend electronic payments.
- For the children who participate in the games "Mimi & Momo", "The Minister is me" and the booklet of the feminism exhibition, please bring along your own grey and coloured pencils.
- From the 10th of June onwards, group visits are again possible at the BELvue museum. You can book online for groups up to 8 people. Classes and larger bubbles are invited to contact us for booking via [email protected] or by phone 02 500 45 54.
- You follow the route indicated by the posters and stickers on the ground (a map is available at the reception desk). The entrance and exit will be in two different places.
- You will receive a touch pen in order to use the screens. Several disinfection stations are at your disposal in the building.
- The number of people in each room is limited and is indicated on a poster at the entrance.
- The shop remains accessible.
- The restaurant, the terrace and the cloakroom are not accessible.
- The tools to be handled in the museum have been condemned.
- Plexiglas screens protect the exchanges at the cash desk. We ask you to give priority to electronic payments as much as possible.
- Two stewards will monitor visitor access to the museum. One at the reception desk, the other in the museum. One or two stewards will also be present in the Coudenberg Palace.
General measures for the BELvue
- Cancellation of the game "Zeno" until June 30, 2020.
- We are offering a new Pay-as-you-wish system for the BELvue museum to allow everyone to pay the museum entrance fee at the price you feel is fairest and within your means.
- Daily disinfection of the windows, toilets and all touch screens.
General measures for the Coudenberg
- Cancellation of the "Waouw" game until June 30, 2020
- The "In Search of the Treasure of the Golden Fleece" treasure hunt is limited in number, the material is disinfected after each use.