Museums in Antwerp

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Museums in Antwerp

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  • Cécile H
    Yerres, France126 contributions
    It is worth going there, appreciate the port below. Then climb the 10 floors (there are mecanic stairs) to enjoy the 360° view n the city
    Written May 1, 2022
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  • Jedda1
    Plano, TX515 contributions
    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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  • alyson.johnson-smith_123
    London, UK194 contributions
    This museum is well thought out, imaginative, fun, interactive, interesting and informative with a chocolate tasting experience at the end. I was really impressed with this museum. We were there for about 1.5 hrs during which time you are taken on a self guided journey through the history & production of chocolate. I would definitely recommend this museum and would happily visit again
    Written May 9, 2022
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  • Chooster68
    New York11 contributions
    A great museum experience that can easily be completed in under 2 hours. Every room has something to see and the displays are well laid out with descriptions in English. The printing room, library, and workshop are highlights. There are video screens for those who want to delve into additional topics. There is plenty of artwork as well including paintings by Rubens and Van Dyck. An audioguide is included with admission and provides a good introduction to most of the rooms but the descriptions are relatively short and therefore not tedious. This museum is visually stunning and there is really minimal need for audio. A worthwhile visit for anyone interested in either art or history and the house itself is a marvel. I’ve visited over a hundred museums in Europe and this is a unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else.
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • Bella
    4 contributions
    Very good drawings and sketches and for sure worth your time to come and check it out ! Even with such a small space for exibition, theres great works to see.
    Written March 29, 2022
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  • Baptiste D
    1 contribution
    When we arrived at the museum, we got appointed a tour guide who showed us around and gave additional information. The tour guide was certainly a must, since you easily get lost in all the different stages involved in the migration process. The museum itself is thoughtfully restored. They succeeded in maintaining its historical value while making a thoughtful tour. It was rather impressive to see the main hall and try to understand how the thousands of people waiting to move felt. A must-do while visiting Antwerp.
    Written May 9, 2022
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  • margarettaylor56
    St. Andrews, UK3 contributions
    This is a museum that art history lovers will find valuable during their time in Antwerp. There is a short film about the life of Nicolaas Rockox, the mayor of Antwerp and a patron of Rubens, and Frans Snijders who lived next door. It’s a small museum - can be done under 2 hours - with a lovely collection featuring many large still lifes by Snijders and Jan Fyt. It definitely gave me a good idea of the Low Countries’ and Antwerp School’s major players and I enjoyed coming here and seeing their work in a less overwhelming setting than the massive Oldmasters Museum in Brussels, which I visited the next day. Other featured artists I would highlight are Quentin Massys, Van Dyck, Rubens, and Pieter Brueghel the Younger’s delightful “Flemish Proverbs.” I found the iPad guide a bit bulky to use - it was difficult to enjoy the art and take photos while carrying it around. I would have preferred a lighter audio guide (like the Rubenshuis does) or a well-informed pamphlet (like the Museum Mayer van der Bergh provided). If you opt out of using the iPad, there is no information on any of the art on the walls. This was a bit frustrating.
    All in all, my experience was very enjoyable. A small but notable collection and I think art history lovers would enjoy this most.
    Written February 28, 2022
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  • margarettaylor56
    St. Andrews, UK3 contributions
    A very enjoyable visit to the personal collection of Fritz Mayer van der Bergh, assembled after his untimely death by his mother Henriette. I wish the museum covered a bit more about the life of the collector himself.
    There is an audio guide which only covers the last few bits of the museum - definitely wish it covered more - and the staff gave me a nice booklet with more information about the other collections. I found the galleries very charming, especially the family portraits of the Vekemans and the Giambologna crucifix! The highlight of the collection is Pieter Brueghel’s “Mad Meg”, but there isn’t a whole lot of information about it! I definitely wish there was more, especially since Meg, or “Dulle Griet” is a figure from Flemish folklore and I was totally unfamiliar with the story the painting depicts. My days in Antwerp were very cold, windy, and rainy and this museum was a delightful place to spend the time.
    Written February 28, 2022
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  • Anthony K
    Mortsel, Belgium4 contributions
    One of the best parks in Antwerp. Lovely walks with my wife here between different art pieces and nature. Fantastic. Wish more parks were like this. Very clean too. Let's keep it that way ; )
    Written July 5, 2021
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  • Lucas M
    Belgium77 contributions
    I especially liked the collection displaying work from several different artists, as they had more of a story to them, and had more variation from room to room. The larger exhibitions were less interesting to me, but that's because I am not *that* big a fan of photography, so that's not the museum's fault.
    Written February 3, 2021
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  • mrstraveller1
    York, UK1,734 contributions
    As other reviewers have said, this museum perhaps holds appeal for those especially interested in diamonds & silverware, particularly the latter which majors here, but for the general visitor with a little curiosity about diamonds & Antwerp’s position within the industry, it’s rather dry & dull. We didn’t enjoy it.
    Written August 28, 2021
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  • Thomasso11vg
    Birmingham, AL27 contributions
    The Vleeshuis is, despite its name, a very interesting museum of musical instruments. Lots of things to see and hear, good for kids.
    Written December 6, 2019
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  • Bruno V
    AREQUIPA, Peru857 contributions
    In the former king's palace of Antwerp there is a restaurant, and a chocolatier. Both are noice but pricey.
    Written March 2, 2019
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  • NoeB1
    Antwerp, Belgium1,133 contributions
    It was a long time ago that I visited this museum. I came for the new exhibition 'Lippenstif en gasmaskers'. Like every time with modern art, you love it or you hate it. I think this exhibition is worth a visit. You have the chance to visit till the 18th of April. The permanent collections is ok, but not that special.
    Written February 15, 2021
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  • bdon257
    Morpeth, UK4,932 contributions
    This very old building has now been updated to become an interesting cultural space. It is situated on a busy small shopping street and is alongside cafes, independent shops and bars. A pleasant attraction off the main tourist routes.
    Written November 3, 2019
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