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Museum Mayer van den Bergh

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Address: Lange Gasthuisstraat 19, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32-3 338 81 88
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Mayer van den Bergh was an avid art collector in the 19th century, and the...

Mayer van den Bergh was an avid art collector in the 19th century, and the best of his collection is displayed in this small museum.

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Mad about "Mad Meg"

This is a rather small museum in size but not in greatness. It's home to some spectacular master pieces. Central to the collection is "Mad Meg" or "De Dulle Griet" by Pieter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a rather small museum in size but not in greatness. It's home to some spectacular master pieces. Central to the collection is "Mad Meg" or "De Dulle Griet" by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. For this painting alone, anyone who loves art should visit - and revisit - the museum. Living in Antwerps I have the opportunity to drop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another museum founded by a successful city merchant and art lover. This collection focusses on early Mediaeval art and objects salvaged from derelict churches. Our visit was enhanced by a fascinating temporary exhibition of church interior paintings, beautifully explained and displayed. The curators had even commissioned special music for the exhibition which went perfectly with the paintings. I would rate... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

It's dark and "maze like" but there are some incredible pieces on the wall. They do have a few booklets that they give out for info on the art because unfortunately there is little info on the walls. But the family has amassed quite a collection-including some nice bruegels. Worth a detour. (Just remember to buy a combo ticket for... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Antwerp is a great destination if you enjoy smaller museums with collections of early Netherlandish artworks. One of the great collections can be found at Museum Mayer van den Bergh (€ 8). Opening Hours are 10am to 5pm daily. Note: If you also intend to visit Rubenshuis, and you should, you can avail of a combo ticket (€10) for both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I found this a joy from start to finish. The experience is completely immersive in that you enter a beutiful period Flemish house which is built and furnished with works of art and is in itself a work of art. The house [built to house the collection] and the collection both fit with and enhance each other superbly. The collection... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This museum was built to house the owner's collection of paintings and sculpture. Within is a room devoted to works by Bruegel, and the many other rooms have first rate works of art. The house itself is beautiful. Being a bit off the beaten track, it is often overlooked but easily accessible from the historic centre by foot.

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

What a delight! An excellent private collection of Northern European artefacts with a little French thrown in. Wonderful house with friendly guides and staff. Antwerp should promote this more!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

well worth a visit with a great collection of sculptures particularly various wooden and ivory miniatures. On three floors and takes around 2 hrs to visit.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Museum with a marvellous collection of paintings and other artworks, mainly from post-medieval times. Brueghel's Dulle Griet ('Mad meg') is a highlight, but there are many other interesting paintings, several by Brueghel. Besides paintings, there are nice luxury objects, tapestries, and religious sculptures. Walls appear to be covered in gold leather.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Very nice museum of old flemish art and much more. One of the most interesting 19th century private collections. Lots to see and to explore.

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