About Parc du Cinquantenaire

What does it say about a place if it welcomes millions of visitors every year? It says the place is extraordinary and a beloved destination for locals and tourists. You will be amazed by what greets you at the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels. This park is a national landmark in the city! It doesn’t get any better than this. Or does it? A 30-hectare wide territory houses three museums at the southeastern point – an army museum, an art museum, and the Autoworld. These museums are under the large arch of the monumental entrance to the park. It is quite a sight to behold. What’s more, from the army museum, one can even climb up the arch to enjoy the panoramic view of that section of the city. The park also hosts various cultural and festive events throughout the year. Some of them being the starting point of Brussels marathon, concerts, drive-through cinemas, club nights, etc. The Parc du Cinquantenaire or Jubelpark can be literally translated to “Park of the fiftieth anniversary.” During the reign of Leopold II, this park was constructed to celebrate the country’s fifty years of independence. To symbolize the inner and outer rings of the city, the park is built in the shape of a pentagon. It is located in the European Quarter in Brussels, just outside the inner circle of the city. There is nothing superficial about the calm yet vivacious vibe of the park. You don’t want to miss out on this experience.
 

Must See

  • The fountain
  • Triumphal arch
  • The military museum
  • The Art and History Museum
  • The Auto World Museum
  • A Mosque on one end of the park

How to reach

Pick Bus, Train or Subway options that you can take to get to Parc Du Cinquantenaire - Jubelpark
Bus line 12, 60, 80 stop near Parc Du Cinquantenaire
The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Cinquantenaire is to line 1 subway which costs 3 EURO and takes 21minutes
The quickest way is to take a taxi which costs 15-19 EUR and takes 10minutes
 

Tips

  • Recommended especially for families with children
  • There are many tranquil places to rest and play
  • A little outside of the city center
  • One can climb to the top of the arch for free from an entrance in the army museum to enjoy a nice view
  • Don't forget to carry your cameras to capture the views
  • Walking tour, so one must wear comfortable shoes
  • During summer carry an ample amount of water so that you can stay hydrated
  • Multi-purpose sports pitch can be found
  • Wheelchair accessible

Visit Time

Sunday:           9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 
Monday:           Closed.
Tuesday:          9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.  
Wednesday:     9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 
Thursday:         9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 
Friday:              9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.  
Saturday:          9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

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Waiting Time

None

 

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Entrance Fee

No

 

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Time you can spend

2 hours

 

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Weather

Clear Sky 17.82°C

 

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