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“Must See” 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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“Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

A MUST SEE in Antwerp! A trip through time from one of the world's best artists. Located in a wonderful part of town. Visit the bird market on Sundays.

Visited October 2014
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“Make this part of your visit to Antwerp”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

On a one day visit to Antwerp we came upon this unique museum. It is well worth the time to browse around. While there were major changes made to the house since the Rubens lived here it is an interesting perspective on the way famous people lived. the painting displays are of high quality and the admission cost is good value. Take your time and take it all in.

Visited December 2014
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“Worth the fee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Despite some ongoing renovation a walk through this restored home is well worth a few hours and the entry fee. The audio guide is essential to gaining the full insights into Rubens and the period. While there are better places to experience Rubens' masterful work, this is the place to gain appreciation for his life and time. The restoration work throughout is extremely well done!

Visited December 2014
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“newly restaured up to date museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

it ia a lesson to idealists thinking the poverty and art go together. They are not, Rubens was rich and happy, my favorite room is the little one where they ironed ! The press is so incredibly well done, so barocly sophisticated, that I stayed there dreaming about a vie bien rangee, a kind of life we newer get now, where everybody is meeting the highest level of quality, even ironing... Come to see new paintings: a red-haired man head is exquisite. Watch the chairs, there is leather with printed design, and the garden ! All is well thought, new and authentic at the same time. I went out in a philosophical mood...

Visited December 2014
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“Walking into the seventeenth century!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The facade of Rubens' house is not impressive behind scaffolding, but down the alley you can see a Roman style stone arch. Inside the house you are struck by its richness of furniture and decoration, particularly the Spanish gold leather studded wall coverings. Much of the artifacts belonged to Rubens, and others were of the 1600s. Rubens designed the house after he had been in Italy and put Roman statues on top of a trio of arches. The rooms were large, with dark wood throughout and rich tapestries. There were plenty of pictures to admire by the artist and his contemporaries, and the whole visit gave a good impression of life in the seventeenth century. I hope the garden will be recreated in the same style once the scaffolding comes down.

Visited December 2014
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