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Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

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Address: Wapper 9-11, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 (0)3-201 15 55
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It's a great feeling to step back in time and actually see where and how Rubens lived. The house, courtyard and garden were beautiful. As it was a rainy day, we had lunch in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Valencia, Spain
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Valencia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a great feeling to step back in time and actually see where and how Rubens lived. The house, courtyard and garden were beautiful. As it was a rainy day, we had lunch in the adjacent restaurant and it was quite nice!

Thank mjs03
Westfield, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This attraction is on a very nice, consumable scale to get one primed for seeing other, more intense sites in Antwerp (like Cathedral of Our Lady!). You will see more non-Rubens works than Rubens, and that is wonderful, as he was not only a master, but also a masterful teacher who had massive influence on other artists. A very interesting... More 

Thank Russ H
Heerlen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went early because we like to take our time to visit musea without having a lot of people breathing down your neck so to say. I think it opens at 10 am and we were there around 10.30 am. It was nice and quiet and we could have a good look around, taking our time. We bought the combi... More 

Thank stefanie79
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A trip to Rubens House and gardens is an interesting way to spend and hour or two seeing how Rubens lived and worked in his personal residence and studios. There are few good examples of Rubens work (including some self-portraits), his personal collection and those of his assistants, including van Dyck. Its a busy place, popular with tours so its... More 

Thank Glen T
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not exactly a great attraction, but plenty of very worthwhile art to view. Unfortunately, both times I visited were pretty crowded and the constant chatter of tour guides (in various languages) was very annoying. If you can get here during a quiet time, I could recommend it.

Thank braumeister
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My overall impression was good. My biggest criticism were the bored docents sitting in rooms. These people were a glum lot. They fiddled with their phones and looked totally miserable. No smiles or any personality whatsoever. Only one was helpful and friendly. Wax figures could have captured the same atmosphere. Learning about the artist and his apprentices was good. You... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very interesting, beautifully set museum highlighting one of Rubens' homes and studios. The museum is well laid out and elegant featuring many works that inspired one of the most famous artists of all time. The staff are friendly and it is an inexpensive tour and well-worth getting the audio guide for given that it is only 2... More 

Thank Cameron N
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, another city, another famous artist's house that has been recreated to look like it did when the artist actually lived there. Still, it is certainly worth visiting if you happen to like paintings, in particular those of Rubens (though he lived somewhat earlier than the impressionists so don't expect any paintings in that style here). Like most of the... More 

Thank MrDavetheSarks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this iconic building during the night of the museum in Antwerp. It is a gorgeous building with so much breathtaking artwork. This place is a must see when visiting Antwerp!

Thank Debby R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to a lot of museums on this trip but this one stood out because of the venue. The guide are really helpful in navigating all the different works of art.

Thank DianneMuendel

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