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Address: Keizerstraat 12, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 (0) 3 201 92 50
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Rockox House, a hidden jewel in Antwerp

When you re in Antwerp you should visit the Rockox House. It s an old Mayor House. and they have interesting presentations. You will be surprised.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
DirkVermeulen_13
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you re in Antwerp you should visit the Rockox House. It s an old Mayor House. and they have interesting presentations. You will be surprised.

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Thank DirkVermeulen_13
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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85 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the former home of a wealthy family that was converted to a museum in order to house their art collection. It was pretty extensive, mostly old masters and ecclesiastical art. Some of the rooms have electronic alarms that go off if you get too close. I accidentally set one off by leaning in, even though my feet were... More 

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Thank Davanden
Eindhoven
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133 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

It was a very special visit , since the most exquisite pieces of the Royal Museum of art are exposed here for two years. The museum itself is rather small, so the paintings are exposed very close to eachother. Very interesting visit. And entrqnce price of €8,- is rather modest.

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Thank Carl S
Long Beach, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The mansion (okay, it's not that big) is very well maintained with each room packed with art and historical pieces. The tour comes with a book quality guide that gives you much more detail on most of what's on display. This was another location that had little traffic, so you could go through the House at your own pace without... More 

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london
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This was just next to our hotel. I wanted to visit as this was the original home of Rubens Massacre of the Innocents. Extremely beautiful courtyard garden and some wonderful Burgundian portraits and art.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The Rockox House is one of my favourite museums in Antwerp. It houses some hidden gems in a fabulously decorated mansion with a scenic courtyard garden. The paintings are wonderful to look at and they always make sure to have specially themed exhibitions. Aside from this, the entrance fee is totally affordable. This museum is often (wrongfully!) neglected by tourists... More 

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Glos, UK
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78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

A well presented and laid out exhibition of superb art and furniture. Would recommend a visit.The guide we had was knowledgeable and enthusiastic as if we were the first group he had shown round, made the visit very enjoyable.

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Union Island
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Lesser known, but well worth the visit, again in a house that's interesting in it self. Wonderful furniture period pieces!

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Even though the location is not so far from the city centre, we had a hard time finding it as it is not signposted like other attractions are. We really enjoyed our visit. The guidebook that comes with the entrance fee is excellent and provides lots of information about the extensive collection of art in the house. The domestic setting... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A beautiful house with a lovely courtyard garden. The rooms are full of wonderful paintings, many of which are on loan from the fine arts museum which is closed for renovation. There were masterpieces by Rubens, Jordaens, Van de Weyden, Van Dyck and many others. However the natural light and ceiling lights in the two larger rooms conspire together to... More 

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