The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage



Parc du Cinquantenaire, 1
B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)

The entrance to the Institute is on the Renaissancelaan = Avenue de la Renaissance, opposite no. 42 (you can enter this address in your GPS)


Larger version of map


Phone (+32) (0)2 739 67 11
Fax (+32) (0)2 732 01 05
E-mail : info @

Acting general manager: Hilde De Clercq
Phone (+32) (0)2 739 68 60
E-mail: directeur @


Easy access by public transport: Merode station
- Metro: lines 1 and 5 (Merode or Schuman)
- Bus: lines 22, 27, 80 (Merode) and 61 (Chevalerie/Ridderschap)
- Tram: line 81 (Merode)

Easy access by bicycle:
- Bicycle track around the Jubelpark and bike shed in front of the building
- Several Villo! stations in proximity (see map)


No car park but possibility to park in the neighbourhood.

Accessible for the handicapped.


Information centre opening times: 
From Wednesday to Friday: 9:00-12:30 and 13:30-17:00
Closing days in 2018: January 1, April 2, May 1, 10, 11 and 21, July 21, August 15, November 1, 2, 11 and 15, December 24 until January 1 2019 (included).

Please note: To visit the Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives, please notify the personnel in advance(

For all your questions regarding the Information Centre (library, photo library and Fund Flemish Primitives): infotheque @

If you own a work of art of particular historical or artistic interest, you can submit a request for an opinion from one or more of IRPA’s team of experts. Please follow the described procedure.

For any information or suggestion regarding the website: catherine.bourguignon @




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