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Practical information about your visit

Koninklijke Serres - Opening hours

Opening hours

  • 15 April to 8 May 2022
  • There are nocturnes every Friday, Saturday and Sunday (and on Easter Monday, 18 April).
  • On Thursday, 28 April, we will make the stairs along the route accessible for wheelchair users.
  • You must book your visit to the Royal Greenhouses online in advance.
  • You must book your visit to the Royal Greenhouses online in advance.
  • See the exact time slots and book your visit.
  • Gates close at 3 p.m. during the day (4 p.m. on Wednesdays) and 9:30 p.m. during nocturnes. Visitors will still be able to leave the domain but will not be able to (re-)enter it. Latecomers will not be admitted at the gates.
  • In the event of heavy winds or stormy weather, the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken will be closed. In that case, we will inform all ticket holders for that day by email.
  • Find out the all the latest news live via the Royal Palace’s social media channels: @MonarchieBe on Twitter, @BeMonarchie on Facebook and @belgianroyalpalace on Instagram.
Koninklijke Serres - Tickets

Tickets

  • €4 (for visitors 12 years and older)
  • free for children under 12 (please note that advance booking is still required)
  • Payment methods: Bancontact & PayPal
  • You must book your visit to the Royal Greenhouses in advance.
  • Book your visit here.
  • The purchase of tickets is final after payment.
  • Choose a time slot for your arrival. Latecomers will not be admitted.
  • It is not possible to change the selected time or request a refund.
  • Tickets are not for sale on-site, nor can reservations be made.
  • You can book for a maximum of ten visitors at a time (including children). It is not possible to make reservations for large groups.
  • Be sure to arrive on time.
  • Reservations can be made until 10 a.m. on the day of your desired visit (if there are still time slots available).
  • We do not work with waiting lists.
  • There are no guided tours of the Greenhouses.
Koninklijke Serres - Address of Royal Greenhouses

Address of Royal Greenhouses

Avenue du Parc Royal 61, 1020 Laeken

Koninklijke Serres - Car park

Car park

  • There is a car park with a limited number of spaces (parking Dynastie) opposite the entrance to the Royal Domain.
  • Please note that many people will be looking for a parking space and the traffic on the road can be very busy. Make sure you leave enough time to find a space, or come by taxi, public transport, or bike, so that you do not miss your time slot.
  • Bus drivers can pick up and drop off passengers at the Dynastie car park. They will then have to find a parking space for the bus in another place nearby.
Koninklijke Serres - Public transportation

Public transportation

  • Metro: Heysel stop (line 6) – walking distance: 27 min
  • Tram: De Wand stop (lines 3, 7) – walking distance: 11 min
  • Bus: MIVB/STIB (line 53) – Serres Royales stop – walking distance: < 1 min
  • Bus: De Lijn (lines 230, 231, 232) – Koninklijke Serres stop – walking distance: < 1 min
  • Train: Bockstael stop – walking distance: 18 min
Koninklijke Serres - Bicycle

Bicycle

There is an unguarded bicycle storage area directly opposite the entrance to the Royal Domain.
Koninklijke Serres - Route

Route

  • A visit to the greenhouses is both an indoor and outdoor experience. Once on-site, you will be able to choose between a short (1.5 hours) or long (2.5 hours) visit.
    • On the long visit (2.5 hours), you will first take a walk through the garden. You will first discover the wonderful architecture of the greenhouses from a distance and then tour the greenhouses.
    • On the short walk (1.5 hours), you will only tour the greenhouses.
    • First on the programme are the smaller greenhouses: the Palm Plateau with the Débarcadere, the Palm Greenhouse, the Azalea Greenhouse, the Geranium Gallery, the Diana Greenhouse, and the Mirror Greenhouse.
    • Afterwards, the walk takes you to the larger greenhouses: the Embarcadère, the Congo Greenhouse, the Winter Garden, and the Orangery.
  • On Thursday, 28 April, we will provide support for wheelchair users with an adapted route and assistance at the critical points.
  • You can only participate in the shorter (1.5 hour) visit during the nocturnes. The longer route through the garden is not accessible in the evening.
  • There are no guided tours.
  • Download a map of the route here.
Koninklijke Serres - Accessibility

Accessibility

  • The route includes steps and inclines and is not suitable for wheelchairs or prams.
  • However, on Thursday, 28 April, there will be support for wheelchair users with an adapted route and assistance at the critical points.
  • We ask visitors who need support to indicate this when making their online reservation.
  • There are four sanitary stops along the route.
  • There are several benches or resting places provided along the route.
  • We recommend that you bring appropriate clothing in case of rain.
  • At the end of the walk, there is a shop with books and guides about the greenhouses, postcards, gadgets, and a tearoom with hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, and cake.
  • Download a map of the route here.
Koninklijke Serres - Corona measures

Corona measures

  • Stay at home if you are ill.

  • Keep your distance (1,5m) from other visitors and respect the markings on the ground.

  • A face mask is recommended in case of large crowds, in indoor areas or if you cannot maintain a distance of 1.5 m from other visitors.

  • Disinfect your hands at the disinfection kiosks at the entrance and along the route.

  • Follow the circulation plan and do not turn back in the opposite direction.

  • The sanitary stops are regularly cleaned and disinfected.

  • Purchases in the Greenhouse Shop should be made electronically, using a contactless form of payment.

Koninklijke Serres - Safety measures

Safety measures

  • Large backpacks are not allowed.
  • Sharp objects, pepper spray and similar are also not allowed.
  • We carry out random checks among visitors.
  • Picnicking is prohibited during the visit.
  • Animals are not allowed, except for guide dogs.
  • It is forbidden to smoke or make a fire.
  • You must not pick flowers or plants.
  • Drones are prohibited.
  • You can take photos in the garden and greenhouses, but tripods are not allowed. Extensive photo shoots are also not possible. When taking photos, please do not stand in the way of other visitors.
Koninklijke Serres - Contact

Contact

If you have a specific question, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.