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Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

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Address: Wapper 9-11, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 (0)3-201 15 55
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Entering the life of Rubens

This is an extraordinary occasion of visiting the real house of one of the greatest painters of all time and to learn more about is life and spirit. Do not miss the garden.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is an extraordinary occasion of visiting the real house of one of the greatest painters of all time and to learn more about is life and spirit. Do not miss the garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This place has a fascinating history as the traditional Flemish turned Italian style home of Peter Paul Rubens. There is a fee of €8, which includes use of a headset that describes numerous paintings and other facts about Rubens and his house as you go through. Great place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I always vist the Rubens House when I am in Antwerp,it can get very busy and stuffy, especially on summer weekends, the rooms are small and cramped. All is forgiven when you enter the grand Baroque Studio, lofty and filled with magnificent paintings, the garden is wonderful haven of peace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It shows how Rubens and his family lived in Antwerp. You can see the house the beautifull garden , furniture, his workhouse and lots of his work, work of his students and art he collected. Small museum... but beautifull

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I've read a lot about this house, mostly in literature. I knew that this house pproduced a lot of legends among people of Antwerp those days. and you know? It is really strange place. Half nordic, half Italian... It is strange, magic and mysterious. I liked it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

An interesting house to visit. plenty of paintings but not by Rubens. the house is much altered since he lived there. Expained Rubens life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was my favourite attraction in Antwerp. Yes, I love art, but I'm not especially a fan of Ruben's. However, I do love to peek "behind the scenes" and see how famous artists lived. This house is spectacular and lavish, and the English Audio tour makes it all come to life. Ruben's was a huge collector of the arts and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

You're right in the middle of the shopping area here, so why not take a break from consumerism and be a culture vulture for an hour. The exterior of Rubenshuis perfectly sets the tone for what to expect inside. No matter what your tastes are, or if you're only interested in a particular period of history, you will still be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The house itself is lovely, and of course there is the historic aspect of the fact that Rubens actualy lived there. As well as his works, there are some lovely works from other painters he collected. Well worth the visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Itwas an interesting house to visit. It gave us a clear view of the way Rubens lived. We saw a lot of beautiful art subjects, paintings etc. we enjoyed our visit very much

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