Since its first official summer opening in 1965, the Belgian Royal Palace has continued the tradition that allows visitors to explore the site while the monarch goes on holiday. The summer opening begins on 22 July, which marks the day after the national bank holiday, and concludes on 2 September.
New reports were released by the King’s press service, which stated that the Royal Palace in Brussels had been visited more than 100,000 times since its opening in July. When touring the Royal Palace, visitors can explore reception and staterooms, all enriched with history and culture. Although tourists won’t see the Royal Family, this palace still represents a place where the still King works and receives. Mainly the Palace is used for affairs of state, but also houses the services of the Grand Marshal of the Court and the King’s Head of Cabinet.
The King and his family’s residence is at the Palace of Laeken, on the outskirts of Brussels. It’s been over a half a century since the monarch has lived in the Royal Palace of Brussels, but it remains the headquarters of the Belgian Constitutional Monarchy.