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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 81 Attractions in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

There is nothing to dislike about this place. Present your train ticket for a reduction of EUR 2, and enjoy this treasure of Antwerp.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Going inside someone's home tells one a lot about the person. The exhibitors have taken great pains to get you to understand the artist and diplomat in the house that he built and lived in. Admittedly it had been extensively remodelled by subsequent owners and there is precious little documentary evidence of what it looked like then or which rooms... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Rubenhuis is unique. You not only see his paintings but you see it where he lived. The home has been restored to feel like we expect it would have been. You even see a courtyard that is like he painted. If you are in Antwerp you have to see this.

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Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

That's an amazing place, really feel like painting in the age of Rubens. Art loving people specially should visit his house.

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Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

By no means all of the wonderful pictures on display are by Rubens himself, but when by others they were contemporaries or apprentices of his. The history of the house and gardens is well documented, and audio tours are available. Very interesting, and worth for more than my 6 euro admission cost.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

beautiful old house -English guide available if you like classical art work and old buildings this is for you-nothing too surprising but nice all the same

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Situated in the old city. Absoultely fantastic museum of Reubens former home. fascinating to think you would walk past a painting that was worth many millions of euros. Reasonably priced entry fee. Allow at least a couple of hours to give the place a chance. A must see in Antwerp.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Rubenshuis gives a glimpse of what life was like during Rubens's period (among the high social classes, of course). The art, the furniture, the decorations, and other household paraphernalia. all give a sense of what it was like to be a rich member of society back then. The interior courtyard is lovely, too.

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germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Actually that title is a bit unfair: this is a family home from centuries ago and it was never meant to be visited by hundreds of people day in day out. But the fact is the quality of the experience is affected by this. It is a bit of a must-see so by all means go. But be prepared to... More

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you like to know a little more about how Rubens lived, this museum is certainly worth your visit See the Palacio which he created based on his visits in Italy, and how his work developed over time

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