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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 78 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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Toronto
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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32 helpful votes 32 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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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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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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