Brussels’ Beer Tasting

Coudenberg Palace

This activity only takes place in French and Dutch.

In the heart of the remains of Charles V’s prestigious palace, specialist and zythologist Magali De Vinck offers a legit introduction to Brussels beers. Lambic, Gueuze or Faro? Discover their history and how they are made; learn how to distinguish them and, most importantly, how to taste them properly!


Duration: 2h

Partner(s) : Magali de Vinck/l’Echappée Bière.

Coudenberg Palace
Place Royale 10 Koningsplein
1000 Bruxelles/Brussels

About the exhibition

An underground tour of the remains of Charles V’s palace.

From the middle ages, this castle overlooked Brussels from Coudenberg hill. From the 12th century, the successive monarchs and their representatives transformed a small fortified castle into a sumptuous residential palace, one of the most beautiful palace of Europe and one of Charles V’s main residences. This prestigious building is severely damaged by fire in 1731. Some forty years later, the ruins of the palace are pulled down and the ground flattened out for the construction of the new royal district. The remains of this palace make up the Coudenberg archaeological site.

During your visit, you will discover the Rue Isabelle and the old structures of the main buildings of the former palace of Brussels, which are now the foundations for today’s royal district and the Hoogstraeten House where the most interesting discoveries made during the various archaeological excavations conducted on the Coudenberg are displayed.



18h30 (FR / NL)

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15h00 (FR / NL)

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