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Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerp

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Housing the collection of Fritz Mayer van den Bergh, Museum Mayer van den Bergh was built by the collector's mother to honor her son's life. Renaissance and Gothic artwork covers almost every wall in the patron's house. These include drawings, sculptures, paintings, and applied art from the 14th to the 16th centuries, a period that was an obsession for the collector. Many pieces are religious in nature, since much of the artwork from these early periods was commissioned by the church. Each room also includes carved wood and marble, as well as grand fireplaces and reliefs on the ceilings that give you a lot of nooks and crannies to explore. Don't miss the three Pieter Bruegel paintings depicting medieval daily life. Purchase tickets for the museum upon arrival. You have the option to purchase a discounted combo ticket that includes visits to the Rubens House, or an Antwerp Card, which gives you access to multiple city museums. Put Museum Mayer van den Bergh into our Antwerp family vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Antwerp.
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  • A fine collection, in a beautiful building in which you can wander. Creaking wooden floors ... delicious. Dulle Griet is as in restoration but the beautiful image of Christ and John is already worth a visit! free entrance for teachers .... a bonus.
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  • Museum Mayer van den Bergh is partly housed in an old town house and partly in a relatively new building. The old portion of the museum, with its squeaky wooden stairs and its 'salon'-like presentatio...  more »
  • I would highly recommend a detour to this museum when next in Antwerp. It is very well managed and the exhibits are amazing.  more »
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  • Less interesting than Rubens house but only due to the strong focus on collection. Tip: take an audio guide.
  • Beautiful Museum
  • Only the Breughels all make this museum worth a visit.
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  • A must see!! Beautiful collection! 2 original paintings by Pieter Breugel the old + paintings of his sons + the Interior yourself! The best museum of Antwerp.
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  • Probably not as a museum that is very large, but very much quality houses.
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