5th International Symposium on
Otosclerosis and Stapes Surgery
Academy of Belgium for science and the Arts Science:
Brussels, 19 - 21 April 2023
Rue Ducal 1, 1000 Brussels - Belgium
Palace of the Academies
One of the buildings to which the Palace Square owes its name is the Palace of the Academies, which currently houses most of the Academies of Belgium, including the KVAB. Between 1828 and 1830, it was the home of Crown Prince William of Orange-Nassau and his wife Anna Pavlovna, daughter of Czar Paul and Grand Duchess of Russia. For a certain period it was also the residence of Crown Prince Leopold, at that time holding the title of Duke of Brabant, to which Hertogdstraat (“Duke street”) refers. The palace is a late but pure example of neoclassicism, the palace style of the Enlightenment. This architectural gem was designed according to pure geometric proportions, renaissance symmetry and axiality.