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Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

Wapper 9-11, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
32 (0)3-201 15 55
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Ranked #6 of 81 attractions in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great place for a quick visit. You won't see anything mind boggling, but its a pleasant detour on anyones trip

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This place has a well organized tour that will give you a good info on the person that Ruben the whole history and works of his life. There are works of other artists as well. The place is very good to know about the artist and to be in and experience the very house that he helped building. I loved... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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37 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

When going in, I initially thought that it was a museum. But yes, it is a museum, but in the real Rubens House. You actually get to see paintings by him; but also the works that he enjoyed and kept in his house. This is a neat concept as you can see those that he admired and copied. The visit... More

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Alpine, Utah
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great tour, fantastic artwork and a depth of history rarely found anywhere due to the ravages of wars. The gem did survive and is worth several hours of viewing. I have been there several times and each time new details are seen. Must agree the lighting is dim for our standards but it is as it would have been in... More

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Kingston, Canada
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Interesting to see the sumptuous home and studio of an artist who was an obvious success in his own lifetime. One of his few self portraits is here, as well as his collection of works by himself and others. Lovely furniture too.

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UK
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was a well organised visit, with a good self-guided tour. There was good information about Rubens and his family. The only criticism was the lighting of some of the paintings which was less than ideal.

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Royston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a small museum but had very nice collections of paintings, furniture and other artwork. I think that to get the most out of it, it's best to get the audioguide which was really informative and made up for the lack of printed information. The grounds were also lovely.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Quite nice if you are a real Rubens fan but its quite pricey for a pretty small museum and the interior is dark - as you would expect from an old house. Most people will include it as a must- see but there other things around that offer a better experience.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Not a whole lot, but quality non the less. Nice collection displayed in a proper manner. The grounds are lovely too, worth a visit.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Another attraction very much worth seeing on many levels. Get the audio guide when you pay for entry. The audio guide will add a lot of information about Rubens the man and help you to remember what you saw. Give the tour about 2 hours to do it well - take your time. The audio guide will give you a... More

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