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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 73 Attractions in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Art Museums, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Art Museums, Cultural
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

it ia a lesson to idealists thinking the poverty and art go together. They are not, Rubens was rich and happy, my favorite room is the little one where they ironed ! The press is so incredibly well done, so barocly sophisticated, that I stayed there dreaming about a vie bien rangee, a kind of life we newer get now,... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The facade of Rubens' house is not impressive behind scaffolding, but down the alley you can see a Roman style stone arch. Inside the house you are struck by its richness of furniture and decoration, particularly the Spanish gold leather studded wall coverings. Much of the artifacts belonged to Rubens, and others were of the 1600s. Rubens designed the house... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

It had been recommended that we not bother with this home because the fee is quite high (unless you have the museum pass with allows entry to many museums for a 24, 48, or 72 hour time period and ours had expired). It was suggested that we just view it from outside. Either things have changed in the past 3... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Our first attempt to visit this museum was thwarted by industrial action. There was no advanced warning of this on the website just a notice attached to the door when we arrived. Perhaps best to phone and check before you arrive. The next day it was open, entrance was eight Euros each. We were given information sheets in English this... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Rubens house is filled with artifacts from the time he lived there, many of them belonging to Rubens. The linen press was interesting and some of the smaller pieces of art including a bust that is inside and outside in the entrance courtyard. It's disappointing that the garden is not a replica of what was there and was hardly kept... More 

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Antwerp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A very interesting tour. The house shows what it "would have" looked like at the time Rubens lived in it. It's in the center of Antwerp, so easy to get too and a nice part of a tour of Antwerp.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The rebuilt home is amazing- both history of Rubens' life living in Antwerp, and info on his art- and tons of art- his, his apprentices, and his peers. One of the docents spent a lot of time explaining to use about Rubens' life in Antwerp.

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This was the great artist's home, largely designed by him. Replete with lovely paintings, sculptures, textiles, and implements of daily life in his time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I knew little about Rubens except I wasn't that keen on his paintings, but this place is about so much more than his art. Loads of other artists are represented too, in an amazing old house with leather wallpaper and original leaded windows. The garden could be prettier though; I think they're working on it.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

probably one of the best art museum outside bruxelles, the house itself and the garden are beautiful, the history and the story of a great artist and a lot of his work can be found here. explanations in english must be taken from the small souvenir shop outside the museum, from where you will also buy the ticket.

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