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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 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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Brussels, Belgium
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131 reviews 131 reviews
64 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
90 helpful votes 90 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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Amersham, United Kingdom
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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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243 reviews 243 reviews
76 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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