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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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  • Do not waste your time going to this museum. Avoid buying a combination ticket when you go to the Rubens House. I have visited several informal, "house" museums that had authentic art displayed in a a...  more »
  • A private art collection with is now a museum. Predominantly medieval art. Great place and amazing experience. Highly recommended. Oh, the Cathedral ticket gets you in here as well.  more »
  • I was amazed that the person had such a good taste and collected so many items of different kind and style. Plus when I was leaving the museum I received a little bonus - it appeared that if you visit...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Awesome museum displaying a private collection of art. The ticket to the cathedral also allows you in here as well.
  • Nice museum with extensive collection of Flemish painters. Not usually crowded, so arriving early will make the museum entirely for you. Included in your Antwerp pass.
  • Contains nice collection of paintings and items. You can enter with the combination ticket from the Ruben's House.
  • Lovely place. Must see!