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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 72 Attractions in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Art Museums, Cultural
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Washington, DC
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The Rubenshuis is a beautiful museum. It is fascinating to walk around the house where he lived and painted. A lot of it has been painstakenly restored. The are currently working on the garden. They give you a book with explanations of the paintings. Some are by Rubens while others are by his contemporaries. Worth a visit. The museum is... More

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cambridge
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

well worth a visit , for the house alone let alone the fascinating contents.Amazing experience to find yourself in the rooms where he painted and to feel the history

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Den Haag, Nederland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This is a small museum, but absolutely worth a visit. Lots of paintings and a stunningly rich home considering the age in which it was build.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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

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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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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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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