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
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.
- The audio-guided tour is perfect.
- Photography is not allowed.
- Don’t cross the protective line.
- Tour groups might get a bit much.
- Free for Visitors younger than 12.; Last Wednesday of every month ; Companions of disabled people.; School groups accompanied by a teacher.
- Trams at Meir
- Lunchbox Healthy Food Cafe
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86.7% 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
Really great explanation of all the art, and the path described in the info booklet makes sure you see and learn about the best art. If you're into Rubens and still life in general, I think it would be an amazing experience, but the 4 stars is because its a pretty small museum for 10 euros. Not a must-see, but a good experience if you're in the area.
A must see when in Antwerp. Beautiful interior which shows at least an insight into the wealth Rubens had in his lifetime. Also intriguing to see how the well-to-do lived in that period. The art that is on exposé has some unique pieces, that play with contrast. All in all I think this is a sight you mustn't miss. For entrance there is a fee required. Tickets available in the office in front of the house.
The house and the works of art are wonderful to see and the booklet describing the important items is very helpful, but it does not really show how or where the Rubens family lived. I enjoyed going into the garden and seeing the house from that viewpoint. But the rooms were just rooms containing works of art. The furniture, what little there was, was not described.
Beautifully preserved townhouse of Peter Paul Rubens. Excellent paper guidebook issued to all visitors that talks the visitor through the pieces on display and gives a lot of contextual information about what you are seeing. I was a particularly big fan of the hundreds of unique blue and white tiles in the kitchen. So intricate! Important paintings, gorgeous furniture and linen on display too, gives a real sense of upper class life in 16th century Antwerp. We had the good fortune to be there when Massacre of the Innocents was on display too, and just after the restoration of the Rubens self portrait.
The private house where the master ones lived, not really a museum of his colossal works but nice for a quick stop. This summer (2018) some of his works can be seen at the cathedral, only 10 minutes away