Rubens House, Antwerp
About Rubens House, Antwerp
Rubens House, Antwerp - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Wapper 9-11, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
Ticket Price: 8 EUR
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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Peter Paul Rubens, the most legendary of Antwerp painters, did most of his work in this house. Even during his heydeys he was a tourist attraction unto himself. The rich and famous would gather here and there was even a viewing gallery from where people could watch the master and his students work. Carefully restored now, the building looks much as it did in the original plans. Now, it houses a large collection of excellent artwork that includes beautiful antique furniture. The gardens in front are a delight unto themselves.
Rubens House Information
- The audio-guided tour is perfect.
- Photography is not allowed.
- Don’t cross the protective line.
- Tour groups might get a bit much.
Rubens House Ticket Prices
- Free for Visitors younger than 12.; Last Wednesday of every month ; Companions of disabled people.; School groups accompanied by a teacher.
How To reach Rubens House by Public Transport
- Trams at Meir
Restaurants Near Rubens House
- Lunchbox Healthy Food Cafe
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A marvellous collection of art housed in the artist, Peter Paul Rubens' own house, itself an interesting melding of a traditional Belgian townhouse with an Italianate addition to the side. The house is decorated and furnished in a style of the time of Rubens. Definitely worth a visit. €8 per adult , consessions available.
Beautiful house, the garden is beautiful in the summer. The entrance is free the last Wednesday of the month. So I go overtime I can. My favorite room is the dinning room and the yellow room with the white statues.
I would put Rubens House down as being a bit over-hyped. It definitely needn't be considered a "must do" activity. The rooms inside are quite small, and with the number of visitors you don't get the sense that you're really allowed the time to stop and appreciate the art. One of the most famous paintings, the self portrait of Rubens , isn't currently there as it's being restored. I didn't see any notification of this beforehand, although maybe I just missed it.
At a fair price, you're allowed to view a nice amount of paintings, statues, and more. The building really brings you back to Rubens time period and helps to appreciate the works even more. However, you're guided down a set path through the house, and some hallways/rooms get pretty small, so try to avoid visiting during busy hours if you can.
Wau, great museum and excellent accompanying app explanations. Be sure to have headphones with you so you can listen to the explanations from you phone without disturbing other visitors. Would definitely recommend.
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