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Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

Address: Wapper 9-11, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 (0)3-201 15 55
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Ranked #8 of 109 things to do in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Art museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Art museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Sabac, Serbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Impressive palace designed by art master Rubens.Nice rooms, workshop, garden and of course unsurpassed Rubens paintings. Must to see!

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Great museum, containing a whole variety of works from Reubens, his students and private collection. A free guide is provided in English, so you can read the details of each painting in depth. My 10 year old loved exploring all the rooms, which were beautifully maintained. A real must for art lovers and a such a reasonable price, you can't... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

A good collection of Flemish art in an interesting setting. Worth a stop for those with an interest in art, art history, and particularly Rubens. Buy your ticket across the street and check your bag first.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful house. It almost feels like you walk into a different age when you go in. The decor is lovingly presented. The pictures are not just Rubens, but other artists including Van Dyck, who was one of Rubens' students. It is a style of painting that I like, I admit, but I am sure that anyone would appreciate... More 

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Walkhampton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This gave an insight into how Rubens lived. The house itself is under renovation and is not really as it was when Rubens had it but the art works on display make it more of an educational gallery than a stately home.

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Deinze, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

visit the palazzo where the great Rubens used to live during a long period of his life. Well kept living places with some famous paintings. See how he lived ! See his atelier.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The house was a great place to visit as it showcased Rubens' life, colleagues and studio. It was very informative and interesting, laid out wonderfully and filled with paintings of many of the people who he was involved with during his time. It also details his studio that all apprentices went to work at. It is not a gallery of... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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166 reviews 166 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A visit to this attraction helps to explain a lot about Rubens: his long for aristocratic credibility, his obsession with fine design and decoration, and his efforts to create a kind of noble seat in the center of Antwerp. Not to be missed.

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London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The museum was undergoing significant modification but I enjoyed the house and grounds. Plus side was to see the house and gardens and to understand what a successful and overall happy life Paul Reubens lived- so different to many other artists. Down side was that we didnt see many of his art works. Might be different once whole house is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The renovation is good and we had a good time, nice to do during an afternoon. Unfortunately the Italian wing was closed due to renovations, however we received a fair discount for it.

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