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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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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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Dulle Griet by Pieter Brueghel l'Ancien

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This the most wonderful and enchanting small museum. It is located in the fashion district of Antwerp. The quality of the collection is exquisite and the welcome you receive at the ticket desk is superb. Marvellous medieval and Gothic sculpture. One of the greatest Breughel paintings in existence and some stunning Baroque Portraits. This was my second visit and won't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A private collection that offers beautiful masterworks from different centuries. I loved the Breughel paintings.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the fine art-collection of the Mayer Family. We enjoyed our visit and got to see various beautiful paintings

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It is a small museum but if you love Bruegel's painting, you will love that experience. It is close to the major shopping area, so if you want to have a little cultural experience while your company is busy shopping, this is an excellent place to go.

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Fritz Mayer van den Berg (1858 - 1901) was a formidable Belgian collector of his time and left behind +- 3,000 objects (exc coins). It is displayed in his house and it is a journey back in time. Feast your eyes on 17th century portraits and the beautiful interior of the old house. The earliest painting on panel in Belgium... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It's probably not as hidden as I think, but compared to the Rubenshuis this place was almost deserted. It was a bit small, I felt, but it has a good collection of art.

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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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