Royal Library Of Belgium

3.5 Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Boulevard de l'Empereur 4, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium, Brussels
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +32-25195311
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Library, Entertainment, Family And Kids
Tickets From $26.86

The origin of the six million items strong library goes as far back as the 19th century. A quick numerical breakdown: 45000 rare books, 700000 engravings and drawings, 150000 maps, 9.200 microfilms, five million books  and a quarter million other objects. In short, this is one of the country’s most important buildings. Its divided into several sections: Center for American Studies, Coins and Medals, Maps and Plans Reading Room, Music Reading Room, Newspapers and Contemporary Media Reading Room, Prints Reading Room and the Rare Books Reading Room. Visit Library website for upcoming events and exhibitions. Also, check out the Librarium, which is about the  history of books, writing, and libraries. There is an urban garden on the roof top.

Royal Library Of Belgium Travel Tips

  • Check out the shop and cafeteria on the 5th floor.

How to Reach Royal Library Of Belgium

  • Subway 1 and 5; Buses 38, 48, 86, N04, N05, N06, N10, N11, N12, N13, N16, N18, NAV stop Gare Centrale
  • Trams 92 and 93 stop Palais
  • Brussels Central Station
  • Buses 48, 95 stop Brussels Parlement

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  • Royal Library Of Belgium Address: Boulevard de l'Empereur 4, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium, Brussels
  • Royal Library Of Belgium Contact Number: +32-25195311
  • Royal Library Of Belgium Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Royal Library Of Belgium Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Royal Library Of Belgium(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Royal Library Of Belgium: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people start their Royal Library Of Belgium visit around 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Royal Library Of Belgium


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Royal Library Of Belgium Reviews & Ratings

  • Fantastic library! They do have a lot of books. Even better, there is a mini museum of book inside, which, to me, is a real treasure. There are displays of some old books and handscripts. Also on display are some rooms from old times with books on the shelf. The most interesting display was the "well of infinit book". It looks like an endless silo with the wall full of books. It must be an optical illusion, but to me it is pretty fascinating.

  • There is nothing Royal about this library. It has a very complicated procedure to get into, and it's 15euro per year. You can't go in with your bag, and there is not enough working lockers!!! The nice calming experience of library is ruined visiting this one! Horror!

  • Amazing Library. It's big, quiet, modern and full of young people. Inside there is a museum on books and writing, really nice to see.

  • Lots of instructions and stupid procedures to follow. Your jacket this, your backback that, ok in this room, not this one, here you can have it, here not, up, down, now you need a new card, afterwards another, eventually you do nothing but figuring out what you can do and what you can't. Only one room stays until 19:00. You pay 25 euros for a year or 5 euros A DAY for a public library, at least the locker gives you back the 1 euro coin, hallelujah

  • Complicated procedure to get in and study for no reason, not very helpful staff, misleading instructions and smelly crowded rooms. They only allow you to study in certain rooms even though you pay 5£ per day!

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