Rubens HouseCurrently Closed
- Address: Wapper 9-11, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 32-32011555
- Ticket Price: 8 EUR
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Family And Kids
Rubens House - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Rubens House
87.06% of people who visit Antwerp include Rubens House in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
47.23% of people start their Rubens House visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Rubens House
63.2% of people prefer walking in order to reach Rubens House
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Rubens House, Antwerp Reviews
How wonderful to have a peek into an artist's house. The displays were amazing as well as the interior of the house. It was comparable to Rembrandt's house in Amsterdam. The gardens were tiny but it gave you a good example of the type of life that the artist had. There was an ongoing construction but the management incorporated fun by engaging the visitors on the complexities of the renovation by interactive displays and also a short physical tour of the building site-plus a hard hat of course.
An awe inspiring experience, totally worth the price of the ticket. You get to see paintings from Rubens and from his close contemporaries, in the beautiful context of Rubens' own house. The tour goes into each of his rooms, full of paintings and his personal collection. The guide is quite thorough, and leads you through each of the rooms. It was totally worth, I'd go again.
This museum shows such valuable items belonging to this famous painter. The museum is beautiful inside. On an unusually hot day, it probably is too hot but then it is a museum of one's house which makes it more authentic if stays as it would have been at the time it was used the the famous family. Likewise on a cold day. I would highly recommend visiting it to see a beautiful part of this town's most famous family.
It was very educational visit to Rubens house, to see the premises where he worked and his collection of art, that inspired him for his work. Due to tight space, some areas were too crowded, and didn't allow proper time to study the work, because you need to move with human flow. Other than that, it's a good place to study about Rubens.
It is a small museum. The paintings are of course fantastic, but it is hard to find your way around as it there are closed, unmarked doors to go though. Information about the paintings is scarce even if you pick up the booklet with extra information and there is no information about Rubens himself or his life. I feel like this museum could be so much more than it is. For 5-6 euros it is well worth it. 10 is a bit much for this very limited experience.