The Cinquantenaire Park is a 34-hectare green space in the heart of Brussels, the capital of Europe, home to several museums, scientific institutions, and emblematic buildings. In 2030, we will celebrate Belgium's 200th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of the Cinquantenaire site.
The Belgian government, under the leadership of Secretary of State Thomas Dermine, wants to renovate the buildings and launch new programming initiatives so that the site can once again become a Belgian beacon of science and art, as well as a place where people can not only picnic but interact.
This is why a new vision for the future of the park and its buildings is being developed. This includes green building renovations, cutting-edge architectural interventions to enable more inclusive and engaging museums, and renewed programming that connects science with art and addresses pressing social issues. We want the Cinquantenaire site to be a sanctuary for innovation. And why not: provide some space for drinks and food.
We are working together with the city and region of Brussels and its inhabitants, the European partners in the neighborhood, the communities... Together we can make the Cinquantenaire Park the beating heart of Brussels and Europe once again.
Keep an eye on our website. It will keep you informed of all the new developments and, in September, we will announce our first event.
By train: Schuman and Merode stations are within walking distance of the museum. From Brussels Central station there is a metro connection to the Cinquantenaire Park.
By metro: Line 1 and 5 - Schuman stop (shortest distance) or Merode
By bus: 22, 27, 80 - Gauls stop; 61 - Merode . stop
By tram: 81 - stop Merode
Visitor buses: Buses with visitors in front of the museum have the option to park in the designated zone past the arcade (only possible with prior reservation). The bus driver reports via the intercom at the barrier.
By car: Parking is available in the streets surrounding the park or in the public car parks. Several car parks are within walking distance such as My Park (Galerie du Cinquantenaire, Menapierenstraat 18, 1040 Etterbeek), BePark parking Place Saint-Pierre (Grote Haagstraat 20, 1040 Etterbeek), Parking Rue de Tongres 2 (Tongerenstraat 60, 1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert ). For further information, please visit the Bepark website.
From January 2020, the Cinquantenaire Park esplanade will be closed to through traffic for three years for safety reasons during the renovation of the roofs of the Cinquantenaire museums. It is therefore no longer possible to park on the esplanade. Access is only granted to the vehicles of suppliers, staff, emergency services, park rangers and contractors who carry out the works.
Due to various work in progress, access to the site may change between the north and south sides of Ridderschapslaan. Please always consult the website/social media of the Buildings Agency before your visit.
SINCE 1 JANUARY 2018, THE BRUSSELS-CAPITAL REGION HAS BEEN A LOW EMISSION ZONE (LEZ). IF YOU ARE COMING BY CAR OR VAN YOU CAN CHECK HERE IF YOUR VEHICLE CAN DRIVE INTO THE LEZ. IF YOU DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE CONDITIONS, YOU CAN USE THE TRANSIT PARKINGS AND ALTERNATIVES TO THE CAR WHEN ENTERING BRUSSELS. THANK YOU FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE REGIONAL EFFORTS FOR BETTER AIR QUALITY !