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Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

Wapper 9-11, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
32 (0)3-201 15 55
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Ranked #8 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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Hartford, Connecticut
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This house is structured so that one must go with a tour guide to see the interior because of the crowds that visit the museum. Our guide was poor. She was rushed, could barely be heard, and provided minimal explanations of the works. Therefore, we felt rushed as well. It reminded me of Monticello. The house does provide a well-written... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Rubenshuis is the highlight of Antwerp. As a big fan of his work, I loved going through this house, great collection of Flemish art work, the building is stunning, it was wonderful to see his studio and walk in the gardens which are beautiful.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

There is nothing to dislike about this place. Present your train ticket for a reduction of EUR 2, and enjoy this treasure of Antwerp.

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Munich, Germany
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Going inside someone's home tells one a lot about the person. The exhibitors have taken great pains to get you to understand the artist and diplomat in the house that he built and lived in. Admittedly it had been extensively remodelled by subsequent owners and there is precious little documentary evidence of what it looked like then or which rooms... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It was interesting to see the house of Rubens, to see the place where he painted and lived. One gets a small "book" with information about some of the objects in the house, but I would have liked to have had the audioguide too. If you want to see many painting by Rubens, it is not the house you have... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Rubenhuis is unique. You not only see his paintings but you see it where he lived. The home has been restored to feel like we expect it would have been. You even see a courtyard that is like he painted. If you are in Antwerp you have to see this.

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Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

That's an amazing place, really feel like painting in the age of Rubens. Art loving people specially should visit his house.

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Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

By no means all of the wonderful pictures on display are by Rubens himself, but when by others they were contemporaries or apprentices of his. The history of the house and gardens is well documented, and audio tours are available. Very interesting, and worth for more than my 6 euro admission cost.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

beautiful old house -English guide available if you like classical art work and old buildings this is for you-nothing too surprising but nice all the same

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Situated in the old city. Absoultely fantastic museum of Reubens former home. fascinating to think you would walk past a painting that was worth many millions of euros. Reasonably priced entry fee. Allow at least a couple of hours to give the place a chance. A must see in Antwerp.

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