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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 #12 of 78 Attractions 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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English first
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A fascinating museum full of character, and not at all crowded in January. I felt fully immersed in the life and times of Rubens and his studio, and came out with a much better understanding of his works and those of his pupils. He was clearly a vigorous man of great stature in his time as a painter and as... More 

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Toronto
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Go during the week when the crowds are reduced. Enjoy. TIP - the WC is available to museum ticketed guests, get a separate ticket and you do not have to pay to use the WC.

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Frankfurt am Main Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Impressed by the i formation provided by the audio guide and reading guide provided. I felt as though I learned a lot about Ruben and about art itself. Take the time to look at it all. In January the exterior was under some construction which limited ability to fully appreciate it but I say that only as a heads up,... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Rubens House is a magnificent building in which the master lived the major part of his life and in which a lot of world wide known paintings were created. For many years the people in charge of this museum want absolutely to refine it permanently (furniture, decoration, ustensils,....) to create until the details the daily house style of Rubens.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

As soon as we walked through the door I was in awe of the fabulous decoration of the house. The amazing wall coverings when you first walk in look like leather and from there it was one fascinating room after another. The garden is also beautiful, even on a rainy day. One of the few artists to actually make a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

There is an excellent booklet on English to accompany your visit - it has so much interesting information in it. Some items may be replicas, but Rubens's own collection of art is obviously genuine. It is a splendid house and easily located just off the Main Street (Meir). There is also a very good brasserie just down the road (Houten... More 

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UK
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

On a guided tour from a river cruise ship, we spent some time exploring this interesting house. Given how cold it was outside we were very glad to discover that the House was warm inside. V visit to the Garden is a must even in Winter.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Best of all I liked arriving on the last Wednesday of the month. It's free entry that day! Nevertheless, I would have been pleased to pay for entry and the accompanying audio guide to see this house of two distinct periods/architectural styles and the window it offers into the life and work of a renowned artist.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

it's the perfect size - it's half the day of spent nicely for us, and we really love museums/ they have the rooms as they were for the painter's family, a very good press shop with AMAZING artist showing how Rubens used to work, and a very nice show about how the artist's assistants used to make the paint NOT... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is the most beautiful house and art collection I have visited in some time. The last Wednesday of the month it is free but even so it is worth every penny. The building alone is gorgeous but with the added art collection is a stunning museum and worth a trip for ever person in antwerp

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