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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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Wed - Mon 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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An Art Deco treasure!

If you like Art Deco architecture and design this is a must. The garden was not at its best as we visited so early in the year however you see the beauty of the layout and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

If you like Art Deco architecture and design this is a must. The garden was not at its best as we visited so early in the year however you see the beauty of the layout and the maze is fun. The house is delightful; a real feast for the eyes. Not all the rooms are open but what you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Not easy to visit as it is open in an erratic way (only in afternoon, but it is better to call them before) , even many brussels expat doesn't know it but it is really worth to visit it particularly if the sun shine. Not easy to locate as it isn't in the city center, the best is to take... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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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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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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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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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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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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