Directions

Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA)
Leuvensesteenweg 13
3080 Tervuren - Belgium
Tel (+32) 02 769 52 11
Fax  (+32) 02 769 56 38

The Royal Museum for Central Africa is made up of several buildings.

By car

Coming from Leuven - Liège

Take the E40 motorway in leading to Brussels, leave the motorway at Bertem and take N3 in direction of Tervuren. Enter Tervuren and continue on Leuvensesteenweg to the Museum.
The carpark is located opposite the Museum.

Coming from Brussels

Join the Ring around Brussels (R0), take the Tervuren exit (N227), then turn left on the Tervurenlaan (N3). At the roundabout, turn left on Leuvensesteenweg to the Museum.
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Take the Belliard Tunnel (N3), continue on the "chaussée de Tervuren" until you reach the "quatres bras" crossroads. Take Tervurenlaan. At the roundabout, turn left on the Leuvensesteenweg to the Museum.
The carpark is located opposite the Museum.

Coming from Antwerpen - Gent

Join the Ring around Brussels (R0), take the Tervuren exit (N227), then turn left on the Tervurenlaan (N3). At the roundabout, turn left on Leuvensesteenweg to the Museum.
The carpark is located opposite the Museum.

Coming from Charleroi Mons

Join the Ring around Brussels (R0), take the Tervuren exit (N227), then turn left on the Tervurenlaan (N3). At the roundabout, turn left on Leuvensesteenweg to the Museum

By public transport

Coming from Leuven - Limburg

Visitors from Flemish Brabant can travel by train to Leuven, then take bus 317 or 410 until you reach the stop opposite the Museum.

Coming from Brussels

Direct trains link Brussels Central with virtually every large station in the country. The most convenient railway station is Brussels Central. From there, take the subway line 1 in direction Stockel; get out at Montgomery station. Then take tram 44 until you reach the final destination (terminus). The tram links Montgomery with Tervuren in 22 minutes with four trams per hour during the week and three trams per hour at the weekend.  The Museum is 300m from the tram 44 terminal.

  • The Woluwe-Cinquantenaire-Tervuren tourist tram
    From the first Sunday of April to the last Sunday in October, a tourist tram from the Tram Museum runs between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the weekends from Woluwe to Cinquantenaire and from Cinquantenaire to Tervuren. Departs every 75 minutes on Saturdays and every 50 minutes on Sundays.

Coming from Brussels Airport

From Brussels Airport (Zaventem) take "De Lijn" bus 830 (Machelen - Groenendaal). Get off at Tervuren Centre and walk for another 10 minutes to the RMCA. The bus ride takes approximately 24 minutes.
              
More information
www.delijn.be (bus) / www.nmbs.be (trains) / www.mivb.be (public transportation)

By bike

Visitors wishing to reach the museum by bike should avoid using the N3 (Leuvensesteenweg). Traffic is busy there and the cycle lane is in poor condition in places.

The Flemish Brabant ‘bike points’ network (Fietsknooppuntennetwerk) is operational from 1 July 2008 onwards. Bike points 45 and 46 are located near the museum, in the park. From the villages of Bertem and Tervuren you can bike to the museum through the park of Tervuren. Sample itineraries offered by the bike points network :  http://www.fietsnet.be
The Bike point network maps (Fietsknooppuntennetwerk) may be obtained from the Province of Flemish Brabant: http://www.toerismevlaamsbrabant.be

Or you can 'Bike from Leuven to Africa in one day' : more information about this bicycle package Velobistro.
See also: Cycle rides out of Leuven (48 km)

The Museum has a number of bicycle parking places near the roadside entrance.


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