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Musee David et Alice van Buuren

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Address: Avenue Leo Errera 41, Brussels 1180, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 (02) 343-4851
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Don't miss this gem

10 minutes by taxi or tram go see this wonderful small collection, Art Deco house, beautiful gardens. Open in the afternoon for a few hours.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Montclair, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

10 minutes by taxi or tram go see this wonderful small collection, Art Deco house, beautiful gardens. Open in the afternoon for a few hours.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Interesting for lovers of art deco houses. In a leafy sburb this little museum was once the home of the van Buuren family. The furnishings are all original to the house and illustrate the domestic stlye of the period.

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Bruxelles, Belgique
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7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

If you like history , charming houses, beautiful gardens and poetry, gonwithout delay visitbthis most charming place a bit innthe fancy suburb of Brussels: its really worth it: for me the best place to visit in Brussels with the Stoclet palace but unfortunately this last one can only be admired from outside...

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Valencia, Spain
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Unlike some great homes and palaces, you can actually picture yourself living in this beautiful art deco gem. The house is beautifully designed, and the gardens are worth a visit themselves. I wouldn't call the artwork masterpieces, but it all fits in with the surroundings. And the museum is opened on Monday, when everything else is closed.

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Helsingoer, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The house of Van Buuren is definitely worth a visit. The interiors are spectcaular and the garden are wonderful. We were there in bad weather Christmas day - and even under those circumstances walking outside was a great experience.

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Blankenberge, Belgium
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

This is one of Brussels hidden museumgems ! This was the house of a Dutch banker and his wife, and they adored art.. You can submerge yourself of being a millionaire in the mid 20th century, by strolling through their house. Everything was custom made , and most of the paintings hanging are from painters who where regulars there. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This house was a lovely find located in UCCLE District where a lot of Art Deco houses were built. The tram stop is Churchill. The house is in very good condition left as David and Alice van Buuren had left it with photos on the piano and lovely paintings and furniture. The garden is also a delight to visit.

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Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is the home of Brussels financier David van Buuren and his wife. Through their wealth and love for the arts they amassed an impressive collection of fine art works to adorn their art deco home. Preserved just as it was upon Alice van Buuren's death, this 'museum' and its gardens are well worth the admission and the drive.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is less a museum, and though it is a house, it is clearly a home built with love and a great sense of style. Walking through its rooms, it is so easy to appreciate the life the Van Buurens lived so well. They were wealthy, but in no way ostentatious; they used their wealth to commission pieces [furniture, art... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Musee David et Alice van Buuren is not close to the city center but the trip is totally worth it. So far I have been in the three house-museums of Brussels (Horta, Villa Empain and David et Alice van Buuren) and I have to pick one, it would be a difficult task. In terms of Art, this house-museum has... More 

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