The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB)

One of the buildings to which the Palace Square owes its name is the Palace of the Academies, which currently houses most of the Academies of Belgium, including the KVAB, The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts.

The summit will take place in two beautiful historical rooms, inside the Palace of the Academies: the Auditorium Albert II and the Marble Hall.

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Auditorium Albert II (left) and Marble Hall (right)

Between 1828 and 1830, the Palace of the Academies was the home of Crown Prince William of Orange-Nassau and his wife Anna Pavlovna, daughter of Czar Paul and Grand Duchess of Russia. For a certain period  it was also the residence of Crown Prince Leopold, at that time holding the title of Duke of Brabant, to which Hertogstraat (“Duke street”) refers. The palace is a late but pure example of neoclassicism, the palace style of the  Enlightenment. This architectural gem was designed according to pure geometric proportions, renaissance symmetry and axiality.

Address

The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB)

Hertogstraat 1
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Website: https://www.kvab.be/en

How to reach the venue?

The easiest way to reach the venue is by taking the train to the Brussels Central Station (Brussel Centraal/Bruxelles Central). From there it is a 10 minute walk to the venue.

If you do wish to come by car, here’s an overview of nearby parkings: