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Maison d'Erasme

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Beautiful house filled with history, nice gardens, and very helpful staff

Erasmus spent one year in this house around 1520; the house is now a museum, with lots of... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2019
JoelLeclair
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Marcoussis
Wonderful Piece of History

I agree with the other reviewers that this place was a bit tricky to locate because there is no... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
aircathy
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

We visited because of the Brussels Pass. It was way out of city center and not worth the visit. The writings were not in English which made it hard to know what i was looking at. They gave us a huge book that told us...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank CarissaJoy
Reviewed March 6, 2019

Erasmus spent one year in this house around 1520; the house is now a museum, with lots of paintings, books, and knick-knacks from past times. The garden with its medicinal plants section is also a curiosity. We will visit it again in spring when trees...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JoelLeclair
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

I agree with the other reviewers that this place was a bit tricky to locate because there is no signage outside to grab your attention. Just go through the brick arch and your there. The inside is wonderful, like stepping back in time. If you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aircathy
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

It's a very beautiful house near a church. There is garden with medicinal plants and several rooms where Erasmus lived during his stay in Belgium. I strongly advise you to take a guided tour, unless your are familiar with Erasmus' life and books. The guides...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Steeve17
Reviewed July 9, 2017

A lovely day out in Anderlecht -- an hour or so at Erasmus' house, time in the lovely garden (well-labeled herbs, interesting "philosophical garden" with quotes, pools, plants and trees; wonderful objets and furniture in a 16C house. Ticket includes the Beguinage, 200m away beside...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

We wanted to visit something smaller and quieter outside of the city center, so we took the tram to Saint-Guidon to see Maison d’ Erasme (Erasmus House). Once in the neighborhood, the house was actually somewhat difficult to find! However, we persevered and (with the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank M G
Reviewed September 22, 2016

This is a real treat. It was fascinating seeing the house and beautiful garden. The collection of antique books was extraordinary. If you take 81 tram to St. Guidon, it is fairly easy to find.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Nancy882
Reviewed September 17, 2016

We took the 81 tram to Anderlecht's St. Guidon stop, a busy square with plenty of eating places. It was European Heritage Day (Journée du Patrimoine), and we found that there were several places all around the square. Erasmus, the Renaissance thinker who inspired the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank AvuncularAmerican
Reviewed April 22, 2016

I agree that this is difficult to find, but it is a gem. A beautiful house and garden with the added bonus of some lovely artworks including a Bosch!!! Also included in the ridiculously cheap entrance fee is the beguinage which is also one of...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Claire R
Reviewed August 22, 2015

I found this small museum eventually, it being surprisingly difficult to find even though it's only 5 minutes from the Metro. For some reason, very few locals seemed to have heard of it. I also got the impression upon arrival that the museum was closed,...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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