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Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

Wapper 9-11, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
32 (0)3-201 15 55
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Ranked #10 of 82 Attractions in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Art Museums, Cultural
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Interesting house & history of a Great Painter! I had the pleasure of visiting this very interesting place and the artwork was interesting especially some of Rubens own works back in 2006 when visiting Antwerp with a friend. Nice place worth the visit and the entry fee!

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New Port Richey, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Very lovely house and centrally located. 8 euros entrance fee which was OK, 2 euros for the head phones, but they give you a folder which has details of some of the more important paintings and furniture. Unfortunately there was quite a bit of renovation going on, so scaffolding spoiled the gardens.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

of course there were some Rubens but considered the museum is named after him (and yes he lived here too), most of the artwork is from other artists. So it was a little disappointing

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Bloemfontein
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Pretty unmemorable experience. Fascinating information, probably, brilliant exhibits, but you will not really remember it if this were your nth visit to a famous painter's haunt. If you are of sober disposition, or want real fascination, rather try the Plantin Moretus if your time is limited.

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Utrecht
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

In the city centre, a bit overpriced compared to the other museums in the city. But a nice overview and nice stroll thru the building, nice exposition.

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Really terrific museum of one of the most prolific artists. Excellent plan and easy visibility, as well as access to personal effects and living quarters.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

we visited some years ago but still a lot of travelers come to see the house where the famous painter lived and worked,you even will see his bed!

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paris france
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was such a beautiful tour. My favorite stop in Antwerp! You receive an audio guide with the tour along with a lovely guide book that gives you English descriptions of each of the rooms and much of the Art. There are only a few Rubens pieces but all are worth seeing including the beautiful home! The house is restored... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Intimate old house and work studio. A little surprise that not a lot of his work was actually displayed. Instead it was paintings that he found inspiration in and from other people that he admired. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit. You're not allowed to carry a backpack with you inside so you'd have to put it in a locker next to... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

From the leather covered walls to the grand artelier and gardens, the home of Peter Paul Rubens is a great way to spend a couple hours enjoying Belgian artists and the extravagant lifestyle of the 17th century. Lots of examples his work and also other pieces from that time period. The entry fee is a little steep but worth it... More

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