Rue Royale, Brussels

Rue Royale (French) or Koningsstraat (Dutch), meaning "Royal Street" or "King's Street", is a street in Brussels, Belgium, running through the municipalities of Schaerbeek, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode and the City of Brussels. It is limited to the south by the Place Royale/Koningsplein in the city centre and to the north by the Place de la Reine/Koninginplein in Schaerbeek. Several places of interest lie along Rue Royale, for instance the Royal Palace of Brussels, the Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels' Park, the Congress Column, the Botanical Garden of Brussels, the Botanique concert hall and St. Mary's Royal Church.

Rue Royale (in French)
Koningsstraat (in Dutch)
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A view along Rue Royale/Koningsstraat in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode facing the Église Royale Sainte-Marie in neighbouring Schaerbeek
Rue Royale, Brussels is located in Brussels
Rue Royale, Brussels
Location within Brussels
LocationBrussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Coordinates50°51′01″N 04°21′51″E / 50.85028°N 4.36417°E / 50.85028; 4.36417Coordinates: 50°51′01″N 04°21′51″E / 50.85028°N 4.36417°E / 50.85028; 4.36417

Two Brussels Metro stations can be accessed from Rue Royale: Parc/Park metro station and Botanique/Kruidtuin metro station. The street is continued to the north by Rue Royale Sainte-Marie/Koninklijke Sinte-Mariastraat and to the south by Rue de la Régence/Regentschapsstraat. It has a crossing with the small ring road at the Botanique crossroad. Many companies have offices on Rue Royale, for instance Accenture and BNP Paribas Fortis. The French-speaking Community of Belgium also has offices on Rue Royale.

Leopold IIEdit

In November 1902, King Leopold II was attacked by the Italian anarchist Gennaro Rubino on Rue Royale and escaped death. However his Grand Marshall, Count Charles d'Oultremont, was almost killed.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Attentat contre le roi des Belges". La Meuse (in French). November 17, 1902. pp. 1–2.
  2. ^ Journal De Charleroi 16-11-1902

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