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Address: Keizerstraat 12, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 (0) 3 201 92 50
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Hidden jewel

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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Leuven, Belgium
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Leuven, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Toronto
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88 reviews 88 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is not your average museum. Rather than being in a large and somewhat sterile environment, in the Rockox house you see the artwork displayed in a homely setting. The collection is small - and at the moment (nov 2014) the collection exists of part of the collection of the museum of fine arts - but beautiful. For us, the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nicholas Rockox was mayor of Antwerp in the 17th century and was a patron of Rubens. His house has been transformed at the moment to display paintings from the Fine Art Museum, which is currently closed for refurbishment. So his house doesn't look like a historical house but an art gallery at present, but the paintings are amazing and hugely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Really enjoyed visiting this house. The artwork was wonderful and the building was really beautifully laid out. The information provided about Rockox himself and the art on display was informative and interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is an interesting house in its own right and the painting collection is outstanding. Fantastic Flemish paintings and sculptures with a good self-guide to take you on a tour round them. Currently the Museum of Fine Arts has paintings on display here too so it's even more of a bargain!

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