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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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Not as good as Rembrandts House in Amsterdam

Disappointed, but still worth seeing. We were behind a group so it was way too slow, but if your timing is better than mine, it should be fine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Disappointed, but still worth seeing. We were behind a group so it was way too slow, but if your timing is better than mine, it should be fine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Went here with hesitation - so many reviewers reported extremely crowded conditions. I can see how, in high season, this would not be a pleasant experience. Right now, though, the traffic through the house is moderate and relaxed. The Rubens Prive special exhibition is very interesting and informative. Do get the audio guide, but also remember to pick up a... More 

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RIO DE JANEIRO
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It is a museus inside a beautiful house. The house of Rubens is a good location to take pictures and visit. The exposition is Very good.

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Tolmin, Slovenia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

In Rubens house visitor can first of all see the history of this famous painter, his way of life, his way of painting. There are some interesting live presentations of how he had to prepare all equipment for painting a picture. Today painters just go to the shop and buy oil colours, in that time it had to be prepared... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

a good collection of paintings from medieval age. the well kept house of Ruben will impress visitors with a nice demonstration of 15th century life style of a benevolent art lover. Don't forget to stroll around small back yard garden, its beautiful. one has to leave stroller in case having very young child, sometimes climbing stairs might become difficult while... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

very atmospheric and impressive. the setting and building are very remarkable -- the art and interior decor are icing on the cake. it's in a nice neighborhood, too.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great way to understand what life was when Rubens was in business. This is a pretty house, containing a big collection of Rubens paintings. Do not miss!

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Nakskov, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I was happy to be there when they had a special exhibition of some of Rubens' family fortraits. They just went to prove how broad his eminent skills were (and his love and care for his family).

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Foster City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The Ruben's house has a few paintings of Rubens along with paintings of his contemporaries and students. It is interesting to know that he was also an art dealer as well as a famous painter and also why he is depicted as always wearing a hat. I also enjoyed the courtyard and house tour. This museum prepares you to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Not many works on display by Rubens himself mainly his students and contemporaries however they were great paintings none the less. What an incredible lifestyle he led. We were fascinated by the richly decorated interiors as well as the grounds of the house. The long wait to buy tickets was soon forgotten. A great experience.

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