Royal Greenhouses Of LaekenCurrently Closed
- Address: Avenue du Parc Royal, 1020 Bruxelles, Belgium, Brussels
- Timings: 09:30 am - 09:30 pm Details
- Phone: +32-25512020
- Ticket Price: 3 EUR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, Botanical Garden, Family And Kids, Architecture
These stunning gardens are only open to the public for three weeks in spring every year when the flowers are blooming. As you might expect, demand to visit them is quite high. Built in the 19th century, these are probably one of the largest complex of climate controlled greenhouses in the world, about 2.5 hectares. Inside is the royal Botanic Collection. The architecture is Art Noveau. Tours of the garden also include access to the workshop of Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Stables, Notre Dame de Laeken en fleurs and the Royal Crypt. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Brussels itinerary 2 days.
- Times and prices provided here were for a previous year and may be subject to change.
- Parking is opposite the castle.
- Visits cannot be reserved.
- Given price is for general admission.
- Free for Children below 18 years.
- Prices are subject to change every year.
- Park is open from 9:30 am–3:30 pm on almost all days.
- Also open on 8:00 pm–9:30 pm on certain days.
- Please refer official website for exact details before planning a visit.
- These timings are subject to change every year.
- Trams 3, 7 stop Araucaria
- Buses 53, 230, 231, 232 stop Serres Royales
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1.73% of people who visit Brussels include Royal Greenhouses Of Laeken in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
48.15% of people start their Royal Greenhouses Of Laeken visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Royal Greenhouses Of Laeken
78.26% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Royal Greenhouses Of Laeken
The walking lines are extremely poorly designed, we had to wait outside between entrances for more than 40 min and once we entered, it’s not finished, all the ways through were crowded and we needed to stop all the time cause some people wanted picture and just stood in the middle of the way. It would have been pleasant to visit but the staff only allowed one way ( so once you entered there’s no exit, you can only follow the one way instruction) so everyone ended up at the same route same place.
Highly recommended. It is well worth the wait in line to get in on the few period in the year on which it is open to the public. My advice for a visit. Do take a camera - you will not be disappointed. Plese respect other people taking photos even if you are not taking pictures. Please respect the plants. Do not walk where you should not. Consider your child's ability to remain calm and patient throughout the long walk through the Greenhouses. There is also the heat to consider for small children and elderly people. There is a LOT to see and it is a very long way to walk. If you are unable to stay on your feet for long periods consider a portable chair or one of those chair walkers for adults so that you can take a break. A stroller for young children is also recommended. Do make sure you go to the toilet located at the entrance BEFORE you start. There are some other toilets but it could be a while before you can get to them. Do make the most of your visit as the Greenhouses open for very limited times each year.
If you like the intense smell of flowers, discovering exotic plants and/or Horta-like architecture, you should add it to your itinerary. It is only open 3 weeks per year, which will ensure a dense crowed will keep you company during the tour on weekends. On the plus side, it is easily reachable by transport and the entrance in 2,5 €.
A dive into nature, flowers, and royalty.. but only for a few weeks a year! The Serres Royales de Laeken are one of the residences of the Belgian king and are open to the public only for special events and a few weeks per year around April. It is crucial to check the opening days not to remain disappointed. Once inside, the huge glass greenhouses offer a spectacular view of an impressive variety of flowers and plants, including tall palm trees inside the biggest greenhouse. The exterior is equally impressive, with a gentle hills hosting a meticulously maintained English lawn, a lake and the famous Japanese tower. A must see if you happen to be in Brussels at the right time of the year!
A really nice place to see if you are a fan of flowers and gardening. A big collection of beautiful flowers and plants can be seen here which were brought from many countries. The garden and green houses are well maintained and you can get much more for 2.5€ (in 2018)