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Musee David et Alice van Buuren

Avenue Leo Errera 41, Brussels 1180, Belgium
32 (02) 343-4851
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Ranked #8 of 206 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Wed - Mon 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Blankenberge, Belgium
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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79 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very nice house built in Art Deco style in 1928 and appears in original condition. Full of stained glass, paintings, sculptures, furniture, capets etc from the period. Extensive garden is worth a visit - nicely laid out with some humourous touches (maze, art installations). Located in Uccle near Churchill tram stop. OPEN MONDAY (closed Tuesday) but be aware of limited... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you like Art Deco run to this museum. It was the former home of the van Buuren family. Interior furnishings are special. The outside garden deserves as much face time as the interior of the home. Look around the garden and figure out where the garden equipment is stored!!!

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Leeds Uk
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you love art Deco you will fall in love with this place, its a time capsule to the era with large beautiful gardens, staff are really friendly and speak English.

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Amsterdam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Very beautiful 'Gesamtkunstwerk' in Art Deco-style with Flemish and Italian masters. Excellent destination when you are not in the mood for large musea and still want a real inspiring cultural experience.

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Early C20 house furnished in art deco style and with a large garden which is a superb suburban oasis and which passes the key tests: I would love to live in it, and I went away inspired to make some changes to my own house and garden based on what I had seen.

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