Hôtel Van Eetvelde

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Hôtel Van Eetvelde information

Location
Brussels , Belgium
Address
Ave Palmerston 2-4
Getting there
Metro: Schuman
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A great highlight of an ARAU tour is getting into the otherwise closed Hôtel Van Eetvelde. While the outside of this building is not Brussels’ most gripping, its interior is a Horta masterpiece (built 1895–1901) studded with exotic timbers and sporting a central glass dome infused with African-inspired plant motifs. Its owner, Baron Van Eetvelde, was Minister for the Congo and, not coincidentally, the country’s highest-paid civil servant.