Egmont Palace

A 16th century palace, which was profoundly renovated a century after and used to host many celebrity guests and royalties. It is now mainly used as a prestigious conference centre.

Built in the 16th century, the Egmont Palace was dramatically transformed during the 17th century by the Princes of Arenberg's family. Many famous people stayed there, including, among others, Queen Christine of Sweden, Louis XV, Jean-Baptiste Rousseau and Voltaire. The Palace now belongs to the Ministry of Foreign affairs and its prestigious setting is used for important international conferences. This complex of palaces has been the witness of almost five hundred years of history and its successive owners and occupants have been at all times - with a few exceptions - genuine heralds of peace!