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Museum Mayer van den Bergh

Address: Lange Gasthuisstraat 19, Antwerp, Belgium
Phone Number: 32-(0)3-232 42 37
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Ranked #4 of 72 Attractions in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Mayer van den Bergh was an avid art collector in the 19th century, and the best of his collection...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Do you want to visit a small museum with a very good selection of 16-17-18 century Flemish/Dutch art? You love Brueghel (elder/younger)? And you do not want to wait in a line for 2 hours with 1000 other tourists? Go there! Mayer van den Bergh is a gem! Walk around for 2 hours and you have enjoyed enough art to... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Lovely works, good guidebook, well laid-out and annotated. Fascinating eclectic variety, including gorgeous still-lifes.

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Washington, DC
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Art lovers should definitely check out the intimate Mayer van den Bergh museum. The collection of Flemish masterpieces is outstanding. The 3 Bruegels are certainly a highlight, but there are many gorgeous objects to see as well. Love that it is inside the merchant's house. It accepts the Antwerp City Card or there's a 10 euro two museum pass to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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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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8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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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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