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Gaasbeek Castle

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Address: Kasteelstraat 40 | Closed From November to March, Gaasbeek 1750, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 2 531 01 30
10:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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If you need a break from the city

If you need a break from the throngs of people in the city, this is a lovely place to stroll around and enjoy some quietness. We didn't go into the castle, just walked around the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nina U
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Ichtegem, Belgium
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409 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful castle on the outside, beautiful garden, lakes, woods and museumgarden. The castle on the inside is dark and empty. Now they have an exhibition and the castle is even darker inside, some bits of the castle are hidden behind the exhibition and You can't get info about the castle itself, only info available of the exhibition. The exhibition... More 

Thank Staessen
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you need a break from the throngs of people in the city, this is a lovely place to stroll around and enjoy some quietness. We didn't go into the castle, just walked around the extensive grounds. We took an Uber there (the bus only goes once an hour and we just missed it) but took the bus back.

Thank Nina U
Brussels, Belgium
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117 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We went to this beautiful Castle as a group of friends. It is on beautiful Estate. There were several groups visiting including children groups. One can choose to take a guide. We chose to use the plan given by the Museum and the book explaining the new pieces (modern art) displayed in the Castle. There are also beautiful peacocks on... More 

Thank Mara M
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This.is a great place for a walk and picnick! Go ealy on weekends - it get overcrowded! There is a new ice- cream shop just opposite the main.entrance - should not be missed, ice cream is great and definitely worth the queing time!

Thank Mila P
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Wonderful place, very beautiful, I was there with my husband early November and autumn colors were very beautiful, you can take your hot chocolate or tea and just sit and watch the view

1 Thank Iana E
Rome, Lazio, Italy
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56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

this is not really a castle, it's more like a palace, it looks really great from the outside, the inside it's not worth seeing: for the ticket price of 10€ you can see a bunch of rooms which look fake and temporary exibitions completely disconnected from the context. better go there and spend your time in the huge and beatiful... More 

Thank jack_the_beast
Marieke D, Public Relations Manager at Gaasbeek Castle, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We are sorry that your visit to the castle was disappointing. May we ask you how we can improve your visit? As we are renovating the whole site, your comments might be very useful to us. You can contact us on kasteelvangaasbeek(a)vlaanderen.be. Thank you. Kind regards More 

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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Great location in the countryside near Brussels. Gaasbeek usually has very interesting exhibitions even though the castle and insides are totally awesome with great historical reference, they have combined art showing to bring more business;Definately check it out.

1 Thank M T
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497 reviews
265 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Nice and quiet place to come and relax in a very peaceful parc around a beautiful castle. Autumn is the best period in my opinion.

1 Thank Rafael J
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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116 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Stepping back in our past. Nice walk to Castle and drink on the walk back makes it a very nice visit with a nice look over the region from the castle walls.

Thank RedPAT46007
Bangkok, Thailand
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50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This castle is well preserved and the interior can be visited on a paid guided tour. The domain itself, however, can be visited entirely for free and provides some nice photo opportunities and relaxation in a beautiful natural environment. Definitely recommended on a sunny afternoon.

1 Thank Philip R

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