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Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

Wapper 9-11, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
32 (0)3-201 15 55
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Ranked #7 of 79 attractions in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Museums
Traveler Description: Rubens oversaw the building of this house when his early fortune enabled him such extravagance at the age of 33. Works by Rubens and other prominent... more »
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Nothing to dislike. Take the audio guide and really enjoy the information, picture, house and garden.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The Rubens House Trust tries to let the visitor to imagine hou Rubens has been living in is City house. It is alike the master is temporary absent and can come back every moment. It is as of the Rubens House is still occupied by this giant in the history of painting. Go visit this shrine and imagine yourself a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I had expected a lot of this so maybe my expectations were too high. Rubenshuis is not a view into how Rubens lived, nor a collection of his paintings, it is more of an exploration of who influenced Rubens works and who he in turn influenced. It almost seems to circle his work and life rather than look directly at... More

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Hyderabad, India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Not much interesting .. boring after some time.. the couryard looks beautiful ... suggest to avoide if you are not an art lover and not a ruben fan

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East Midlands
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146 reviews 146 reviews
64 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

So glad had researched this. All parts were interesting and well presented. The staff were helpful and spoke very good English. The family rooms were well furnished reflecting the time. It also gave you a chance to see the links between some of the painters of the time e.g. Van Dyck was an apprentice of Rubens. The gardens were a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This beautiful house/museum helps to put Rubens, one of the most gifted artists who ever lived, into the context of his very fascinating life.

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Kountze, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

When I arrived in Antwerp, I began asking the locals to tell me the must-see places to visit here. Everyone recommended the Rubens House. I'm glad I took the time to see this. I love art, but even more so, I love good architecture and attention to detail. While others photographed the paintings, I photographed the doors, windows, staircases, etc.... More

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

As if you were sent back to the golden age with a time machine. Especially the last part is absolutely stunning if you like Rubens art.

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Lovely old residence of which there are no more left in Antwerp. It is in the middle of the centre, and convenient for tourists.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I know a little about art, but not a lot. The thing which I would say which was good about here is that, we landed here on the last Wednesday of the month, and on such Wednesdays all museums are free to enter. This is classed as a museum and ergo, was free. However, I just don't see the point... More

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