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Old 10-06-2004, 07:13 PM
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This sounds stupid and I don't know if someone has already asked this but, can people (non-royal like me) visit the park of Laeken? The Chinese pavilion and the Japanese inspired tower makes it seem like such a beautiful place to go and see. =)
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This sounds stupid and I don't know if someone has already asked this but, can people (non-royal like me) visit the park of Laeken? The Chinese pavilion and the Japanese inspired tower makes it seem like such a beautiful place to go and see. =)
Each year, in the spring, the Glasshouses of Laeken are opened to the public, in the last week of April and the first week of May. This tradition has been carried on for a century.
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Old 10-21-2004, 02:01 PM
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Care to come to dinner at Philippe and Mathilde's home? The table's all set :) :)
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Old 10-21-2004, 02:05 PM
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the greenhouses
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Old 10-21-2004, 02:12 PM
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Laeken castle:

1. the winter garden
2. Inside the castle
3. the Japanese tower
4,5. The Chinese pavilion
6. royal stables, where the carriages stand (they're not used anymore).
7. the orangerie.
8. view from the sky

Elisabeth and Gabriel must have a marvellous time living there!!
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Old 10-21-2004, 02:17 PM
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Some images from the park
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Old 10-21-2004, 02:23 PM
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8. view from the sky
MY favourite pic, among the ones you posted. Thank you, Catherine.

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Elisabeth and Gabriel must have a marvellous time living there!!
I sure hope they are given the opportunity to "let their hair down", when they play.
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Old 10-30-2004, 03:00 PM
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An improvised table, but a beautiful room inside the castle of Laken
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Old 10-30-2004, 04:36 PM
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The cupola above the entrance hall of the castle of Laken.
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Old 12-02-2004, 09:27 AM
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Philippe and mathilde (and dog Kinga) at home.
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Old 12-09-2004, 09:26 AM
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some more pics of Laken castle, home of Filip & Mathilde and their children
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Old 12-09-2004, 09:27 AM
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more pics from laken (rtbf)
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The palace never ceases to amaze me with its beauty!!!!! do you know how many room there is in this castle??? ^___^
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Old 12-10-2004, 05:33 AM
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The palace never ceases to amaze me with its beauty!!!!! do you know how many room there is in this castle??? ^___^
I have no idea but a lot anyway :)

I think Filip & Mathilde live in the left wing.
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I think Filip & Mathilde live in the left wing.
And what happens to the rest of the palace? ^__^
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Old 12-10-2004, 08:53 AM
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And what happens to the rest of the palace? ^__^
It's used for official occasions. Just a part of the palace, and sometimes the greenhouses too.

The park is private.
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Old 12-19-2004, 08:22 AM
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a glimpse of the interior of Philippe & Mathilde's home. Looks tastefull and cozy IMO
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Laken, Home Of Filip And Mathilde

1.2. castle of Laken, seen from the road.

3.4.5. the royal stables. The carriage you see here is the one used at the wedding of Leopold III and Astrid of Sweden. During a few weeks every year the greenhouses of Laken are open to the public, the stabels can be visited as well then.

6.7. more of the castle

8. the orangerie

9. connexion between the castle and the greenhouses
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Laken : The Home Of Filip And Mathilde

1.2.3.4. The park and greenhouses

5. Inside the wintergarden

6.7. On the grounds of Laken is a cute little house that queen Elisabeth (Filip's greatgranmother) used to sculpt and paint in. When she died in 1965 it was kept the way it was as a memory of her.
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the playhouse of the royal children in the park of the castle of Laeken (Eastnews)

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