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When I tried to visit the Royal Greenhouses (see post below) I also walked through the Park of Laeken just on the other side of the Palace. On one side the park has a magnificent view of the city, on the other side an impressive view of the royal palace. It is quiet big, 26 hectares, 64 acres) and was created in the 19th century. It also had been used for the World Exhibition in 1958.
The momorial of Queen Astrid the actual King's mother who died in a car accident in Switzerland at the very early age of 30 years and left 3 small children behind
Neo-gothic Church of Our Lady. The church contains the royal crypt, where the members of the Belgian Royal Family are buried.
Monument of the dynasty, erected in memory of King Leopold I in front of the Royal Castle
View on the gates of the Royal Palace
Tourists watching the Palace
A view to the park
Beautiful flowers and trees
Nice to climb on
When it's warm people use to do picnics here
Amazing very old trees
From far a view on the Atomium
and on my way back I had to drive under it. It was packed with tourists.