... Royal Greenhouses in Laeken are nestled in Brussels, Belgium ... ROYAL GREENHOUSES OF LAEKEN - S Marks The Spots ... . At the request of King Leopold II (who, when not commissioning monumental gardens was notorious for his imperialistic flair in the Congo that claimed the lives of many) Alphonse Balat designed the expansive structures in 1873.. Built entirely from newer materials (glass and iron), the ... Discover Royal Greenhouses of Laeken in Brussels, Belgium: Lavish royal estate punctuated with heated greenhouses. The Royal Palace of Laeken. The Royal Palace of Laeken is t ... Royal Greenhouses in Laeken - Review of Serres Royales De ... ... . The Royal Palace of Laeken. The Royal Palace of Laeken is the official residence of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium. Since Belgian independence in 1831, the palace has been the primary residence of the Belgian sovereigns, with the exception of King Albert II and Queen Paola, who chose to remain at the nearby Chateau Belvédère after his accession. ROYAL GREENHOUSES OF LAEKEN. Brussels in spring is gorgeous. The weather gets warmer, people gather on terraces for drinks and dinner al fresco, the parks get all green to accommodate picknickers and some of the city's most beautiful gardens are in full bloom. Every year I anticipate with the same joy the Floralia exhibition, seeing the giant water lilies in the Botanical Garden of Meise and ... The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken (in Dutch: Koninklijke Serres van Laken, in French: Serres Royales de Laeken), are a vast complex of monumental heated greenhouses in the park of the Royal Palace of Laeken in Brussels and one of the major tourist attractions of the city. The complex was commissioned by King Leopold II of Belgium and designed by Alphonse Balat. Built between 1874 and 1895, the ... The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken open for three weeks every year. For three weeks every spring, the phenomenal Royal Greenhouses of Laeken (Brussels) are opened to the public. Opening hours 2020: Cancelled due to COVID-19. Entrance: Avenue du Parc Royal, 1020 Brussels. Parking: opposite Chateau de Laeken, Avenue de la Dynastie. The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken. The Castle of Laeken is the official residence of the King of Belgium and his family. It's located about 5 km north of the city centre of Brussels, in a residential suburb called Laeken. In Dutch we call it "het Kasteel van Laken" and in French it's "le Château de Laeken". When you're in Brussels during the only 3 weeks of the year when the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken are open to the general public, you just HAVE to go, right? This was the first time ever, that I queued up to visit a greenhouse. It was also the most annoying visit ever: there were too many loud and impolite people to my liking… there was only one route through the greenhouses and it all felt ... So often I had thought when seeing pictures again, I should finally visit the Royal Greenhouses at Laeken Castle, Brussels, Belgium. However for me Brussels is at least a five-hour train ride, so it is not something you'd really like to do in one day....


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