Botanique/Kruidtuin metro station

Botanique (French) or Kruidtuin (Dutch) is a Brussels metro station on the northern segment of lines 2 and 6. It is located under the small ring at Rue Royale/Koningsstraat in the municipality of the Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, north of the City of Brussels (Belgium). It opened as a premetro (underground tram) station on 18 August 1974 and became a full metro station on 2 October 1988.

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Botanique/Kruidtuin metro station
LocationRue Royale / Koningsstraat
B-1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Coordinates50°51′13″N 4°21′57″E / 50.85361°N 4.36583°E / 50.85361; 4.36583Coordinates: 50°51′13″N 4°21′57″E / 50.85361°N 4.36583°E / 50.85361; 4.36583
Owned bySTIB/MIVB
History
Opened18 August 1974; 46 years ago (1974-08-18) (premetro)
2 October 1988; 32 years ago (1988-10-02) (metro)
Services
Preceding station   Brussels Metro   Following station
toward Elisabeth
Line 2
toward Simonis
Line 6

The National Botanic Garden of Belgium, for which the area and station is named, was moved in the 1930s to the Flemish municipality of Meise, but the name Le Botanique and the building complex located nearby is still used as a concert venue and cultural centre.

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