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Museum Mayer van den Bergh

Lange Gasthuisstraat 19, Antwerp, Belgium
32-(0)3-232 42 37
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Ranked #7 of 81 attractions in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Description: Mayer van den Bergh was an avid art collector in the 19th century, and the best of his collection is displayed in this small museum.
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a wonderful small collection that has some very big names going for it so absolutely make the time to see it. Running through it you can see it in about an hour but once inside you'll want to take your time and enjoy the experience.

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Durham NC (USA)
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I came here to see several works by Brueghel, and also enjoyed a nice collection of 16th c. and 17th c. portraits. The house containing the collection is quite picturesque, and the museum extremely tranquil.

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Brussels, Belgium
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87 reviews 87 reviews
80 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Mayer Van der bergh's collections run from middle-age to the 18th century. It offers masterpieces from brueghel in an authentic setting. Really inspiring!

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Milan, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The origin of this museum is a private collection, and it contains a huge variety of art pieces and historical materials. It gives a great panoramic view of the history of the region, during its richest development period. Very cheap entrance.

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Bucks, UK
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28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This museum contains one man's collection. Mayer van den Bergh collected items that took his interest for 20 years before his premature death in the early 20th century. His mother continued with his life dream and turned his collection into a museum. It's not a big museum but there are some star items to look at. I knew nothing of... More

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manchester
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227 reviews 227 reviews
71 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Only wnet because we got a joint ticket with the Rubens Museum but after visiting both, we (4 of us) agreed that this was exceptional value. Great eclectic mix and something for everyone.

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Madrid
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Its serene and quiet atmosphere makes it easy to transport one to the Middle Ages as you view its marvelous art collection.You almost expect its original owner to make an appearance.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

A wonderful museum with a huge range of works of art all collected by one person, all housed in a fascinating building. The guide book which comes with the entrance ticket gives in depth information on many of the objects.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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25 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I've bought a combined ticket for the Rubens house and this museum by chance. Fritz Mayer van den Bergh was passionate about the art. After his death, his mother has the museum built in a Gothic Revival style. The house provides a home for his impressive colection: paintings from the 13th to the 18th century, with works by the Flemish... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This museum looked quite ordinary on the outside and then you walk in and the house takes you back to the middle ages, I loved it. The collection is beautiful and I especially enjoyed the paintings. Definitely worth a visit.

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