Rubens House (Rubenshuis), Antwerp

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Visit the home of one of the world's best-known painters at Rubens House (Rubenshuis). Peter Paul Rubens designed the home and studio himself in the style of an Italian Renaissance palace. The house's rooms surround an internal courtyard, which gives you a 360-degree external view of the interior rooms. Rubens taught students in the studio here, and completed many of his notable pieces. The domestic portion of the house was the home of the Rubens family. Each room has been completely renovated to its original state with period furniture and decor reflecting Rubens' personal taste. Many of the artist's famous works hang on the walls and personal artifacts are displayed in the rooms. A private guide can be expensive and is best booked in advance for a group. However, a self-guided tour is easy with brochures and information plaques in English. To visit Rubens House (Rubenshuis) on your trip to Antwerp, use our Antwerp trip itinerary maker site .
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  • It's a given that anyone who loves and appreciates Rubens, or the Flemish masters in general, must visit Rubenshuis when in Antwerp. It is full of his works along with works of other artists of his pe...  more »
  • Here is an original Museum since different works are simply exposed directly in the Rubens House. A break in time, where nothing seems to have moved. Only downside: access almost anywhere.
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  • beautiful museum in the House of Rubens. very nice to be able to wander through the rooms and the great works of art. Too bad it was very busy, making you the atmosphere of the past not really up to you could take.
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  • Under construction Still beautiful historical art works. Most of the employees were not interested in their position there. We did meet one gentleman who worked there who shed the light on the story behind a few items in his area. He was a gem who brightened our time there. Memories in the making ❤♫♪❤
  • Always lovely to visit. David Bowie's Tintoretto is currently on display. The interior of the house is beautiful and adds to a back-in-time vibe. The provided information on objects and paintings is plenty in the leaflet. On a sunny day you can relax in the garden.
  • The audio guide here used to be great. Now they have an app that has all the audio files, but crashes constantly and uses up all your phone’s battery life. The house is is still beautiful, the artwork is incredible, and it’s interesting to learn about Ruben’s life. The self portrait is currently gone, undergoing restoration, but there is a lot to see. You get a guide book explaining each exhibit which are numbered, it takes 1.5-2 hours to see properly.
  • Wonderfully curated place. Lots of paintings, painted not only by Rubens, but by his many friends. The ticket price is reasonable and you get a discount if you show a train ticked from the same day.
  • Wonderful experience. We went with three kids 11 to 5 and with some effort they will also enjoy the tour through this magnificent house in this amazing city.

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