Venetian Galleries

Location

Parijsstraat 2
Oostende 8400
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Opening hours

Open today
Open tomorrow
Mon 20 May 2024
Closed
Tue 21 May 2024
14:00-17:00
Wed 22 May 2024
14:00-17:00
Thu 23 May 2024
14:00-17:00
Fri 24 May 2024
14:00-17:00
Sat 25 May 2024
14:00-17:00
Sun 26 May 2024
14:00-17:00
In 1900, Belgian King Leopold II commissioned architect Henri Maquet to design the first royal gallery: an L-shaped, closed and covered walkway between the royal villa and a large octagonal salon. Nowadays it is known by the name ‘Venetian Galleries’, referring to Venice’s classicist architecture. When the Belgian royal family decided they would no longer use their coastal residence, Ostend was given the concession of the entire complex and resolved that the building be used for cultural purposes. The city renovated the Venetian Galleries between 1998 and 1999 and converted them into exhibition space.