An underground tour discovering the palace of Charles V

Once upon a time, the Coudenberg Palace towered over the city of Brussels. Charles V and many other rulers made this princely residence their home between the 12th and 18th centuries, until it was consumed by a terrible fire. Every trace of this prestigious palace simply disappeared underground for many years. Today, however, these ruins constitute a fascinating archaeological site incorporating a network of underground passages and chambers.

When you visit it you can explore the principal buildings of the palace and enjoy a stroll along the Rue Isabelle, which is now underground.

  • 50%* discount on your train journey
  • Children under the age of 12 travel for free (max. 4 children per paying traveller)
  • Round trip on the same day
  • On  weekdays, the outward journey is possible from 9h00 am.
  • More info about the Discovery Ticket

Buy your Discovery Ticket in an instant

  1. Buy your e-ticket via Coudenberg Palace
  2. Look for the Discovery Ticket code on your e-ticket of Coudenberg Palace: it is a 16 character code.
  3. Purchase your Discovery Ticket directly from this page: Copy and paste your code(s) in the last step before checkout.
  4. Show the pdf of your Discovery Ticket on your smartphone or show a printed version when the train conductor passes by on the train.
  5. Enjoy your journey!

Frequently asked questions

Each owner of an e-ticket for Coudenberg Palace will receive a code for the purchase of 1 Discovery Ticket, which allows him or her to travel by train to the event for half the price.
The SNCB discount code is valid for the day of your excursion. Return on the same day.
Yeah, you can.
The Discovery Ticket discount code (16 characters) can be found on the e-ticket issued by the cashier at Coudenberg Palace.
Any other questions? Check out the frequently asked questions about the Discovery Ticket.

*Discount only applied to the non-fixed part of the Standard fare. In 2nd class, the fixed amount is € 1,3709, per single journey. In 1st class, it is € 1,7822 (less than 37km) or € 1,9193 (37km - 51km) or € 2,1112 (52km and more) per single journey. The minimum price per single journey is € 2,50 in 2nd and € 3,30 in 1st class.

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