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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 #6 of 80 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is a real, authentic house, unlike the much rebuilt Rubens house from the 1930s. It is smallbut only takes an hour to look around, but has some of Brugels best pieces on view.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I loved this museum, and the excellent collection of Low Country art from the middle ages and Renaissance collected by Fritz Mayer van den Bergh. We spent three hours in the museum, and particularly enjoyed the room of masterpieces by 3 Bruegels:Pieter the Elder,Pieter the Younger, and Jan. Remarkable. Also fascinating were collections of seals and medals, statues and manuscripts... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Quite the best and surprising museum in Antwerp! Great works of art by many of the masters quietly exhibited. Not seemingly frequented by the masses, a well kept secret!

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Heathfield
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Well worth a visit. Subtle arrows lead you through wooden pannelled rooms exhibiting the collection of paintings, statues, furniture and bric a brac. A friendly feeling place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We chanced here because we bought a joint ticket to this museum and the more famous Rubenshuis. We were very happy that we did. Fritz Mayer van den Bergh assembled a terrific art collection which contains some real masterpieces. The museum is relatively small and can be leisurely seen in less than 2 hours.

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Brussels, Belgium
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155 reviews 155 reviews
77 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Given the fact that the main museum of Antwerp is closed for renovation, we decided to visit this small museum. We were delighted with the wonderful collection of old Flemish paintings and objects. They had 10 masterpieces selected by the Flemish authorities and they ask the visitor to select two more and give you several options which was fun. In... More

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Cambridge
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

When visiting Antwerp, this small but lovely museum is always on my list of favourites for revisiting. The collection consists of a wide range of objects, paintings, books... in a custom build house with a great authentic atmosphere. Breughel is one of the big names, but there are many more fascinating items to discover.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is slightly off the beaten track but is well worth a visit. It is the amazing art collection of a man who died young, displayed in a lovely house. It is near the Foundling Museum, so don't miss that either.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 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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8 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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