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Magritte Museum

The Magritte Museum is part of the “Royal Museums of Fine Arts” and is located in the Hotel Althenloh. It was dedicated to the famous Belgian painter René Magritte and exhibits the largest collection of the artist in the world since its opening in 2009. The building has a total of six floors. Above the entrance area, the artist’s masterpieces such as sculptures, painted vases, advertising posters, more than 200 paintings, drawings, scores as well as films and photos showing René Magritte himself are spread over three floors covering an area of 2,500 square metres. In addition, about 50 other exhibits are on display in the museum on loan from the executor of the estate, Charly Herscovici, and from private individuals.

On the top floor, the works of the painter up to the year 1929 are shown. On the middle level are the exhibits up to 1950, including paintings from the time of the Second World War such as “The Black Magic”, which was painted in 1945. On the lower level, the artworks from 1950 to 1967, the year he also died, are on display. Many of his most famous works such as “The Return”, “The Search for Truth or “Heavenly Bird” can be found here.

In the basement there is a museum shop, a multimedia centre and a library.


  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00-17:00
  • Wednesday: 10:00-17:00
  • Thursday: 10:00-17:00
  • Friday: 10:00-17:00
  • Saturday: 11:00-18:00
  • Sunday: 11:00-18:00

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AdressePlace Royale 1, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgien
Telefon+32 2 508 32 11