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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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Excellent small art collection

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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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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Toronto
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16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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NY
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5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Mayer van den Bergh museum is petit, but its collection contains wonderful paintings that make this museum definitely worth the visit in Antwerp. Lovely paintings by Bosch and Brueghel as well as other great Flemish and Dutch artists. Pair it with the nearby Rubens museum, also excellent, to get a combination ticket and save.

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belgium
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16 helpful votes 16 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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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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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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38 helpful votes 38 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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19 helpful votes 19 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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