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Rockoxhuis

Keizerstraat 12, Antwerp, Belgium
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Ranked #12 of 59 Shopping in Antwerp
Type: Art Galleries, Shopping
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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300 reviews 300 reviews
143 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Beautiful collection of paintings, furniture, sculptures and tapestries. The reception staff were very helpful and we were given a comprehensive guide in English with descriptions and pictures of all the artwork on display in the 'Golden Cabinet' exhibition.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

This was the highlight of my previous visit to Antwerp, on returning I found it improved even more thanks to the temporary "Golden Cabinet" exhibition displaying the best pieces from the Museum of Beau Arts which is currently closed for refurbishment - we were happy to have these highlights. You did have to jump around the guidebook a little but... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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108 reviews 108 reviews
8 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

Brilliant house and art gallery. Almost free entrance. Nice garden as well. Very nice helpful staff. Friendly environment.

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New York City, New York
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300 reviews 300 reviews
98 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Intimate setting is pleasant,some rare paintings are well worth taking the time. Much less crowded than Rubens house thus more enjoyable Free for seniors

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Strasbourg, France
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117 reviews 117 reviews
75 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

This house was purchased by the prominent Rockox family in 1603. During these years they were one of the most important families of Antwerp, Nicolas Rockox being mayor of the town. The house has a fascinating collection of art and furniture from the Renaissance era. Staff are extremely helpful and friendly.

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London UK
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Beautifully conserved combined house/art gallery, tells the story of life and times of Rockox who was mayor and influential citizen of Antwerp (he was a contemporary and supporter of Rubens). We were practically the only visitors on a winter's afternoon and the atmostphere was really special

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Must see for fans of Flemish painting. Staff very helpful with lots of info if you ask. One of my favourite small museums.

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

Very interesting museum with wonderful pieces and paintings, including works by Rubens. The staff were incredibly helpful. I arrived very early and one of the guards offered to put on the video in English before anyone arrived as it was usually in Flemish. At the end of my visit I liked a book in the shop and two guards went... More

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Ottawa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2009

It's not as nice as the Rubenshuis, but it's free, so take advantage of it.

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