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“Rubens House” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
Wapper 9-11, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
32 (0)3-201 15 55
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Ranked #11 of 73 Attractions in Antwerp
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Art Museums, Cultural
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Fife, Scotland
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“Rubens House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Knew very little about Rubens - even though I use Rubenesque to describe my curves! - but found out lots on the very informative audio tour which guides you effortlessly around his house. Lots has changed since he lived there, and this is pointed out, they are not trying to pretend that all is original. But you get plenty of information about his life and times, his art and his patrons. If you want lots more detail on certain items, you can get that too. Delightful garden at the back - a good place to sit and contemplate.

Visited October 2013
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“Informative audioguide tour and great setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The audio tour was great, interesting even for our seven year old! Do not expect to see many of Rubens' paintings, but learn about his life, pupils and workshop.
If you are lucky to be in Antwerp on the last Wednesday of the month, many museums including Rubens House are free.

Visited August 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“Great Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Gives a nice idea about how Rubens lived his life, full of beautiful old furniture and art.
Take the audio guide.

Visited October 2013
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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“Interesting but busy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Apparently this is one of the most visited attractions in Antwerp - and it was certainly very busy - but it is worth it.

It's worth it, though, with some beautiful pictures (albeit many of them by Rubens contemporaries rather than by Rubens). It seems rather odd that such great, lifelike, informal pictures were being produced so long ago.

If you only have time to visit one attraction, I'd go for the Plantin-Moretus instead of the Rubens House.

Visited October 2013
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Maputo, Mozambique
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“This is a palace!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

You could see from Rubenshuis that he could earn his livings very well from his paintings. This is the 15th/16th century we are talking about, so imagine how people from that age valued art. This is not a house, this is a palace!.... a deserved palace, for the genius that inspired Rembrandt! Wonderful!!!

Visited October 2013
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