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Museum Mayer van den Bergh

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Address: Lange Gasthuisstraat 19, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32-3 338 81 88
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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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Pieter Brueghel the Elder

Just a short walk away from the Rubens House and included in the combi ticket of 10€. Most interesting objects: 2 paintings of Pieter Brueghel the Elder: Twelve Proverbs and Mad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Antwerp, Belgium

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Antwerp, Belgium
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183 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just a short walk away from the Rubens House and included in the combi ticket of 10€. Most interesting objects: 2 paintings of Pieter Brueghel the Elder: Twelve Proverbs and Mad Meg. Art collector Fritz Mayer van den Bergh bought the priceless Mad Meg in 1897 for a minimal sum at an auction in Cologne, discovering its actual author a... More 

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Coleford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this almost by accident, en route to another attraction, and popped in to be pleasantly surprised by an eclectic collection presented in a domestic setting revolving around the collecting habits of a very interesting Antwerp citizen. I do recommend a visit to this museum; it need not take more than an hour but you will see some outstanding... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Quaint with an amazing collection of medieval art and artifacts. Fantastic paining of Mad Meg (Dulle Griet) by Pieter Bruegel. Could stare at it for hours! Well curated and very friendly staff.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This museum comprises the collection of one private person, Fritz Mayer van den Bergh + his mother, who stimulated the creation of a museum. The core of this top quality collection, which is rather eclectic, consists of very famous medieval paintings. These were acquired in a time around 1900 when it was not at all fashionable to like 'vulgar' paintings... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

A less impressive collection than at the neighbouring Rubenshuis and probably with fewer resources but altogether better curated.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Great museum with a really interesting perspective. I am by no means an art buff but this was excellent and I really got into the museum and could happily have spent the whole afternoon here. It was uncrowded and peaceful and such a pleasure to experience. The video on the PC that you could watch was excellent but a little... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

not a huge place but it captured the era with the rooms fitted in the time, It was a lovely part of the world and the guide was worth reading first

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Thank donpyke
Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

A must see museum. There are some wonderful period paintings here you won't easily find the likes of elsewhere, set in a building which in itself is just wonderful to experience. Good value and a great place to meet a friend if your local and have an A-card.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A remarkable and eclectic collection of paintings in the original settings with a real masterpiece: Dulle Griet/Margot La folle, an allegory of war by Pieter Breughel den elder

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

What a great experience. A stunning collection of art in a period house with great small guidebooks in various languages available to take you through the eclectic collection, the highlight of which was Brueghel's 'Mad Meg'. What really made it for me though was that whilst i was there the museum was almost deserted, giving you the chance to saviour... More 

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