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Museum Mayer van den Bergh

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Address: Lange Gasthuisstraat 19, Antwerp, Belgium
Phone Number: 32-(0)3-232 42 37
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Description: Mayer van den Bergh was an avid art collector in the 19th century, and the...
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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An interesting little museum

The Mayer van den Bergh Museum doesn't impress by huge rooms full of art, but specializes in exhibitions of e.g. paintings, deserving full attention of their details. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Mayer van den Bergh Museum doesn't impress by huge rooms full of art, but specializes in exhibitions of e.g. paintings, deserving full attention of their details. The exhibition we visited was very well documented and we enjoyed it very much. The museum shop, however, didn't have postcards with photographs of all the paintings we admired.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Entrance to this museum is included in the admission price for the Rubens House. It's worth exploring this museum. The museum building (the collector's house) is interesting enough, but you are really in for a treat if you enjoy Bruegel, or lots of religious themed works or fine decorative arts. I do enjoy these, but in small doses, so I... More 

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London, England
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Give Rubens House a miss and visit this museum instead. Worth the visit. Not many people there so time to see the treasures.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This little house holds artistic treasures that are beyond what a large museum would have, and is itself a treasure. The staff is friendly and inobtrusive, and best of all -- there are few other visitors, since it is not well-known and tour groups do not come here.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Not so well known this former private collection of a passionate collector. He had a good taste and great sense for quality. This makes this collection a hidden gem.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This private collection of art is just incredible 300 m from Rubens house --ask a combi ticket at Rubens house museum We love all this middle age painting bro Renaissance with is evocative and sometimes funny This is not a gallery of portrait (I m not interested in family pictures)

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great collection, and some phantastic Breughels, like the dulle Greet, but soooo unprofessional as regards the display. Dark, unreadable legends, the scarce light reflecting in a way that you dont see the works properly... Such a pity!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Relatively small gallery/museum but another beautiful Antwerp building filled with great paintings and objets d'art. Lots of Dutch/Flemish Old Masters, with interesting pictures by Breughel, Rubens, Jordaens and Bosch amongst others. Covered by the Antwerp City Card.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is like having your own private art collection and home to wander through. Tapestries, art, Breughel, Rubens, Jordaens and Bosch, one of the finest collections of sculpture of the late mediaeval to gothic period, all packed in a lovely house you are free to wander through. Good curated mini-exhibitions as well. Better than Poldi Pozzuoli in Milan, forerunner of... More 

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Voorhout
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The museum is in a mansion, specially built for the rich collection of mr. Mayer. On walking sistance from De Meir.

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