Hotel Van Eetvelde & the office of Mr Van Eetvelde

Victor Horta built one of his most daring homes at No 4 Palmerston Avenue. The owner of the building was Baron Van Eetvelde, secretary of the Congo state and a trusted figure of Leopold II. Van Eetvelde wanted a lavish home and, as a progressive liberal, he had it built by Victor Horta.

The house was conceived to host official receptions for the political world. Built in 1895, it was gradually enlarged. The luxurious interior is bathed in a sea of light and overlooks the ponds of Saint-Josse, giving the impression of living in an English park.

We also visit the annex: it was also built by Victor Horta. Before the two buildings were separated, this annex contained Mr Van Eetvelde’s office. Now it is a place for the promotion of Art Nouveau with a contemporary perspective on this Belgian and Brussels heritage. In addition, you can learn about a reflection on the preservation of our Art Nouveau heritage through the rebirth of the Hotel Aubecq. You will also find an introduction to the links between Art Nouveau and Belgian colonisation.

The Hotel Van Eetvelde is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Practical information:

Palmerston 2 – 4 – 1000 Brussels

Group : max 15 pers (max. 2 groups simultaneously)

Duration : 1u30

Price per guide :

  • 130 € / group (Monday) – 140 € /group (Saturday, Sunday and public holidays)
  • entrance tickets must be purchased at the museum on the day of the tour ( €10/pp for groups of 8 people or more)

When :

Saturday, Sunday and Monday


  • 10am – 11:30am
  • 11:30am – 1pm
  • 1pm – 2:30pm
  • 2:30pm – 4pm