Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
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  • Jack Wilmith
    Dublin, Ireland109 contributions
    Absolutelt gorgeous late medieval house- feels like a time travel
    Note: The tickets are sold at the kiosk OUTSIDE of the house, standing at the street, with the lockers for your luggage provided. Visited a Rubenshuis one a half hour before the closing time, which turned out to be a perfect choice- not too many people around. And you need some space to appreciate the quiet, sober, yet magnificent interiors of this perfectly preserved medieval house. Inside one can appreciate many magnificent oil paintings and marble statues from the period Rubens have lived, some of them actually bought by the man himself. The trip around the house is set logically, with an interesting story being told along. The leather wall tapestries was something absolutely incredible, I've never seen such decor in any other medieval building. At the end of the trip you can walk around the middle ages- inspired garden, with the bees buzzing around. Rubenshuis is in fact quite similar to Museum Mayer Van den Bergh, so if you visited one of them you don't necessarily need to go to the other if you're on a tight budget. But if you will actually visit both you surely won't regret it, the Mad Maggie at MMVDB was a masterpiece. The Plantin Moretus is from the same era too, but the museum is much larger and tells a whole different narrative, so it's worth visiting on it's own. Overall, Rubens House is a little pearl of a place, well, well worth seeing!
    Visited August 2019
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 4, 2020
  • SamreenAhsanCanada
    Toronto, Canada545 contributions
    For the love of art
    Ruben’s house is quite exquisite considering it has survived for so many centuries. The saddest part was to see his death bed but you get to know about his life, his work, etc. I visited during Christmas time and his work was commisioned by Art Gallery of Ontario last month. So before visit his hiuse, I had a chance to see his work in Toronto. I highly recommend visiting it if you enjoy art
    Visited December 2019
    Traveled with family
    Written January 15, 2020
  • ioannis85
    Brussels, Belgium257 contributions
    Excellent museum, not helpful e-ticket
    Excellent place to visit especially during the winter. I liked the fact that there were a lot of backround information regarding the artwork and the artist. I did not like the fact that I bought an electronic ticket from the internet and I had to pass by the cashier to validate it. This could have happened directly by the people who control the tickets. It means that when the museum has a lot of visitors queuing is inevitable.
    Visited February 2020
    Written February 23, 2020
  • mrstraveller1
    York, United Kingdom2,031 contributions
    A Wonderful House Plus Some Art!
    The main draw here, for me at least, was the house, as opposed to the paintings within, it is a stunning property. Although much altered since, Rubens designed it & lived & worked in it up until his death. It is both quaint & sumptuous, in parts resembling an Italian palazzo. The small garden is also a delight. The art pieces within include some of Rubens own work plus his collection of paintings & sculptures by other artists. Tickets & time slots can be booked online or at the ticket office opposite. Entry is free every last Wednesday of the month but during Covid a book timed slot is still required.
    Visited August 2021
    Written August 28, 2021
  • bea_vasc
    Survilliers, France52 contributions
    Great museum
    My boyfriend and I went to Rubens House with very little expectations concerning the visit and the museum itself. We were very wrong! The staff that sells the tickets were very nice and polite, there are locks to leave your stuff for the period of the time you spend in the museum. Inside the museum, you will be taken through different - magnificent - rooms, full of paintings and sculptures and some furniture that are amawing to look at. As some people mentioned in the comments, the staff that guards each of the rooms can be surprising. We did not have any issues whatsoever but sometimes they were very loud - which in France, specially in a museum would be considered impolite. Maybe the habits in Belgium are different? Anyways, the whole visit took us around 2,5 to three hours. We did not spend much time in the gardens because it was cold and raining but I'll add a couple more minutes to the visit if you come when the sun's out cause I'd bet that spending some time in the gardens must be amazing. About that, some of it has recently gone through an extensive conservation works and we can learn about it towards the end of the visit. Absolutely reccomend it!
    Visited February 2020
    Written March 10, 2020
  • L C
    Bath, United Kingdom1,290 contributions
    Excellent visit!
    We had a few hours spare and went along to the Rubens House Museum; we were lucky it wasn't that busy and we purchased tickets and an audio system. Be warned you have to lock your handbag/bags in a locker as they are not allowed inside! However the experience was good and well worth the entrance fee, you could walk at your own pace and listen to the commentary on marked numbered exhibits! The paintings were impressive and learning something about the life and times of Rubens and his contemporaries was very interesting. The gardens were also lovely to wander in, alongside the architecture!
    Visited September 2022
    Written December 2, 2022
  • MinkusMe
    178 contributions
    Excellent for art history fans and/or to see a stunning residence
    Amazing to be able to walk around Reuben's house - it is opulent and has a huge garden. Reuben's life as an artist is intrinsic to the building so is interesting from this perspective, as well as the art on display. If you are just interested in seeing a beautiful town house from the 17th Century, it is worth a visit for this.
    Visited March 2020
    Traveled solo
    Written March 13, 2020
  • Michiel H
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands54 contributions
    Interesting for art lovers
    Rubens house is interesting if you like paintings and statues. It doesn't only feature paintings made by Rubens, but also others like Van Dyk's. But the house also gives a idea of what the house looked like.
    Visited March 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 8, 2020
  • smacka21
    Melbourne, Australia229 contributions
    Great to see
    So great to go to this beautiful house and see how and where he lived. The gardens are also lovely. We were in February so low season and it was still a little busy so I can imagine in peak periods it would be extremely busy. TIP - Wednesday is free museum day
    Visited February 2020
    Written March 16, 2020
  • Karolien B
    Leuven, Belgium162 contributions
    Must see when you are in Antwerpen
    The Rubens House has long been on my to visit list. I had a day off from work and I decided to book my visit. It was amazing! Such a beautiful building and paintings. A must see if you are in Antwerpen. I loved everything about it. It was very special because we had the entire building to ourselves. The guards in the building were very nice. They were helpful and welcoming. They told us that the museum has a lot of visitors in non Corona times and it was extraordinary that we had it to ourselves. It was so much fun. I would certainly return.
    Visited October 2020
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 1, 2020
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mrstraveller1
York, UK2,031 contributions
Aug 2021
The main draw here, for me at least, was the house, as opposed to the paintings within, it is a stunning property. Although much altered since, Rubens designed it & lived & worked in it up until his death. It is both quaint & sumptuous, in parts resembling an Italian palazzo. The small garden is also a delight. The art pieces within include some of Rubens own work plus his collection of paintings & sculptures by other artists. Tickets & time slots can be booked online or at the ticket office opposite. Entry is free every last Wednesday of the month but during Covid a book timed slot is still required.
Written August 28, 2021
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bea_vasc
Survilliers, France52 contributions
Feb 2020
My boyfriend and I went to Rubens House with very little expectations concerning the visit and the museum itself. We were very wrong! The staff that sells the tickets were very nice and polite, there are locks to leave your stuff for the period of the time you spend in the museum. Inside the museum, you will be taken through different - magnificent - rooms, full of paintings and sculptures and some furniture that are amawing to look at. As some people mentioned in the comments, the staff that guards each of the rooms can be surprising. We did not have any issues whatsoever but sometimes they were very loud - which in France, specially in a museum would be considered impolite. Maybe the habits in Belgium are different? Anyways, the whole visit took us around 2,5 to three hours. We did not spend much time in the gardens because it was cold and raining but I'll add a couple more minutes to the visit if you come when the sun's out cause I'd bet that spending some time in the gardens must be amazing. About that, some of it has recently gone through an extensive conservation works and we can learn about it towards the end of the visit. Absolutely reccomend it!
Written March 10, 2020
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L C
Bath, UK1,290 contributions
Sep 2022
We had a few hours spare and went along to the Rubens House Museum; we were lucky it wasn't that busy and we purchased tickets and an audio system. Be warned you have to lock your handbag/bags in a locker as they are not allowed inside!
However the experience was good and well worth the entrance fee, you could walk at your own pace and listen to the commentary on marked numbered exhibits! The paintings were impressive and learning something about the life and times of Rubens and his contemporaries was very interesting. The gardens were also lovely to wander in, alongside the architecture!
Written December 2, 2022
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MinkusMe
Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom178 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
Amazing to be able to walk around Reuben's house - it is opulent and has a huge garden. Reuben's life as an artist is intrinsic to the building so is interesting from this perspective, as well as the art on display. If you are just interested in seeing a beautiful town house from the 17th Century, it is worth a visit for this.
Written March 13, 2020
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Michiel H
Amsterdam, The Netherlands54 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Rubens house is interesting if you like paintings and statues. It doesn't only feature paintings made by Rubens, but also others like Van Dyk's. But the house also gives a idea of what the house looked like.
Written March 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

smacka21
Melbourne, Australia229 contributions
Feb 2020
So great to go to this beautiful house and see how and where he lived. The gardens are also lovely. We were in February so low season and it was still a little busy so I can imagine in peak periods it would be extremely busy.
TIP - Wednesday is free museum day
Written March 16, 2020
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Karolien B
Leuven, Belgium162 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
The Rubens House has long been on my to visit list. I had a day off from work and I decided to book my visit. It was amazing! Such a beautiful building and paintings. A must see if you are in Antwerpen. I loved everything about it. It was very special because we had the entire building to ourselves. The guards in the building were very nice. They were helpful and welcoming. They told us that the museum has a lot of visitors in non Corona times and it was extraordinary that we had it to ourselves. It was so much fun. I would certainly return.
Written October 1, 2020
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Jedda1
Plano, TX552 contributions
Apr 2022
Really enjoyed the rich history and learning on how he was at the highest levels across artists. His paintings are huge so a lot to take in and we had a guide to give us some added insight. the house tour is crowded as its a small place but nice to see pieces of the time and how he lived.
Written April 19, 2022
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Dawn
Ijmuiden, The Netherlands208 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
A beautiful step back in time to visit the enchanting life of Rubens. The audio was extremely informative providing a detailed description of life and works of Rubens. It was a pity there was major construction going on and so we were unable to visit the gardens.
Having visited plenty of famous painters houses in The Netherlands I felt this museum lacked the potential of using technology to maybe take us back in time or provide an insight into the world of Rubens.
Written December 2, 2022
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gazzamuppet
Farnham, UK447 contributions
Mar 2020
Much of the house has been recreated, or is original from the time. Many paintings from contemparies as well as the master. Good information on exhibits. Only dislike was paying to come into a museum and then having to pay extra to use the toilet!
Written March 7, 2020
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