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Rockox House

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Address: Keizerstraat 12, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 (0) 3 201 92 50
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A bite size lovely museum

Lovely small museum of a friend of Rubens, city official and collector. The museum is currently particularly worth visiting as it has painting and objects on loan from the Fine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Lovely small museum of a friend of Rubens, city official and collector. The museum is currently particularly worth visiting as it has painting and objects on loan from the Fine Arts Museum which is being renovated.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Small but excellent museum of paintings by many Masters from the lowlands of Netherlands and Belgium.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Rockox House was once the home of Nicolaas Rockox a Burgomaster from the sixteenth century who was an avid collector of art, coins and friends with artists like Rubens. Currently while the Antwerp's Royal Museum of Fine Arts is under renovation there is a large collection of art from there combined with Mr Rockox's collection. On entry we are given... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The Royal Museum is being renovated, so they have loaned a lot paintings from Flemish Masters to this little house.

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Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Second visit in a year and still discovering new things. The paintings and other pieces of art are unique. The explanation by guides is revealing. Worth the visit.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Unexpected quality of the masterpieces shown in the walls. More quality than expected when thinking about the few advertising efforts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This impressive 17C mayor's house is a gem, both as a building and a museum. It's like travelling back in time, with attractively hung paintings (some tiny and precious) and Flemish furniture around the walls, a quiet atmosphere, an informative booklet and it's possible to get up close to many of the works. Not too close though, as electronic warnings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Small but excellent collection of Breughel and Flemish Primitives to Mannerist and Old Masters paintings with good curation. A private home which now has much of the state art museum's holdings while renovations continue (still closed till 2017 they say).

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This former house of Lord Mayor Nicolas Rockox is more than worthwhile visiting. Not only the actual owner (a major Belgian Bank) restaured it with utmost care but also invested huge amounts in the decoration and the furniture. This is not a museum but you could imagine Lord Mayor Rockox entering his hous while you are visiting it.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great paintings. So interesting if you like artwork from centuries ago. Many of the paintings are not religious, This is unusual for a collection of this era.

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Address: Address: Keizerstraat 12, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 (0) 3 201 92 50
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp

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