Egmont Palace

© Alfred de Ville de Goyet

The majestic Egmont Palace is a temple of diplomacy, welcoming numerous heads of state and government from around the world each year. It is also a little-known jewel of the city’s heritage and a place steeped in history, having been owned in turn by the Counts of Egmont, the Dukes of Arenberg, the City of Brussels and the federal government. The oldest parts of the site, in Renaissance style, date back to the 1560s. The Egmont Palace owes its current form to interventions by the architects Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni in the 18th century, Tilman-François Suys in the 19th and Octave Fanneau in the 20th. Over the years it has per]formed a wide range of functions, including as a residence, a wartime field hospital, and accommodation for scout troops. It has also seen the signing of various pacts and treaties, among them the Treaty of Accession of the United Kingdom, Ireland and Denmark to the European Economic Community, and the Egmont Pact in 1977. From 2013 to 2019, the site hosted summer exhibitions.(Listed – 18/09/2003)

Guided tours:
Sat. & Sun.: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30.
Sat. & Sun.: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00.
Sat. & Sun.: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30.
In cooperation with Atelier de Recherche et d’Action Urbaines (ARAU), Arkadia and Klare Lijn.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun., 10:00 to 17:00

Place du Petit Sablon/Kleine Zavel 8, Brussels

Reservation only for guided tours. Exhibition “Around the world” in free entrance.

Non accessible

Non accessible