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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 80 attractions in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Can not recommend this highly enough! Brilliant house which shows lots of artists from the era. We learnt a lot about Rubens in an enjoyable and relaxed manner. Just fantastic must see.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Interested in how people lived in European cities in the 17th century and art of that time? This is the place to be.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

with a wonderful atmosphere and a beautiful garden. Really special and gives you a view of what it must have been like in Antwerp all those years ago.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Nothing to dislike. Take the audio guide and really enjoy the information, picture, house and garden.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The Rubens House Trust tries to let the visitor to imagine hou Rubens has been living in is City house. It is alike the master is temporary absent and can come back every moment. It is as of the Rubens House is still occupied by this giant in the history of painting. Go visit this shrine and imagine yourself a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I had expected a lot of this so maybe my expectations were too high. Rubenshuis is not a view into how Rubens lived, nor a collection of his paintings, it is more of an exploration of who influenced Rubens works and who he in turn influenced. It almost seems to circle his work and life rather than look directly at... More

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Hyderabad, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Not much interesting .. boring after some time.. the couryard looks beautiful ... suggest to avoide if you are not an art lover and not a ruben fan

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East Midlands
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146 reviews 146 reviews
64 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

So glad had researched this. All parts were interesting and well presented. The staff were helpful and spoke very good English. The family rooms were well furnished reflecting the time. It also gave you a chance to see the links between some of the painters of the time e.g. Van Dyck was an apprentice of Rubens. The gardens were a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This beautiful house/museum helps to put Rubens, one of the most gifted artists who ever lived, into the context of his very fascinating life.

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Kountze, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

When I arrived in Antwerp, I began asking the locals to tell me the must-see places to visit here. Everyone recommended the Rubens House. I'm glad I took the time to see this. I love art, but even more so, I love good architecture and attention to detail. While others photographed the paintings, I photographed the doors, windows, staircases, etc.... More

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