Past Meetup

Visit of the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken and learn and share as we go

This Meetup is past

13 people went

Castle of Laeken

Avenue du Parc Royal, · 1020 Brussels (Laeken)

How to find us

We will meet just behind the entrance to the Royal Park (but before the cashier).

Location image of event venue



I've updated the map. The pointer now shows the exact position of the entrance. We will meet just behind the entrance to the Royal Park (but before the cashier).

For those using public transport, here are some proposals (but there are other options, e.g fom Hysel / Atomium and having a nice walk) Route proposal by Google
(the staring point is gare-central, you may want to change this)

It will be sunny and dry tomorrow (yes!); there are no places (restaurants) to go in the direct vicinity of the the greenhouses - but the nice park of Laeken outside the Royal Place. Probably we will just find us a nice spot to do some aftermaths/feedback.

By tonight I will send all who RSVP 'yes' my GSM number - just in case.

Please be on time - we'll enter at 11:00


Every spring, the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken are open to the public for 3 weeks.This is the only time when the Royal Greenhouses are accessible to the public.

It is an excellent opportunity to see the wonderful architecture of Alphonse Balat, the mentor of Victor Horta, and the many plants in the greenhouses.

Take your camera and shoot ...... wonderful architecture and plants!!!

We will start over with improving the basic skills of photography and have some nice opportunities for macro shots!

After visiting the greenhouse (is 2,5 hours realistic?) we will get together somewhere either in a brasserie or go over to the park or Japanese tower but this will depend on the weather forecast.
(update and info how to get there will follow in due course)

PS: it may be crowded later - that's why at 11:00 - it's early for a Saturday but worthwhile ;)

Here is the Wikipedia article: