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. Using our custom trip planner, Antwerp attractions like Museum Mayer van den Bergh can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Not planned, yet within. A breathtakingly beautiful building with a touring exhibition in addition to the fixed elements. This museum is on my regular list. ...
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  • very nice but a bit difficult found not far from the place de la Comédie lots of paint including a beautiful peter brughel
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  • There were close after breakfast in les nuits have breakfast There is enjoying Super hotel with super sweet staff very nice Nice well sum up top
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  • Lovely building. Varied art. Can be visited with a joint ticket for Reuben's House - €10 for both
  • The exhibits are great and the house is very interesting but there is no explanation in English, so if you want to learn and know some more you will be disappointed and frustrated. Even titles of the paintings are only in Dutch. Such a pity.
  • Small nice museum in the city Center. Many different pieces (paintings, sculptures,..) along the history. The house in itself is also a museum.
  • A very nice small museum with a good collection of mainly European masterpieces.
  • Great small museum with some really stunning paintings. A great treat for people wanting a top up of Flemish classics without the cost in time if a large museum.
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