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The Rubens House, Antwerp

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Visit the home of one of the world's best-known painters at The Rubens House. 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. Plan to visit The Rubens House during your Antwerp vacation using our convenient Antwerp itinerary planner.
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  • No super size towels, no mega size rooms but a 2 hour wonder enjoy a walk through the life of Rubens and his friends and enjoyed. Worth every minute. Excellent support by Dr. art by Dr. captions or the free booklet. Also well arranged that there is only a maximum number of persons allowed in the House. So if you're in no jeopardy to just that one painting from the good angle view. Beautifully restored. And friendly staff make the good atmosphere. Chapeau!
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  • show your train ticket gives you believe in all the museums of reduced rates! that said, the House is kept very well. with an emphasis on lights, which allow you to admire the paintings at its best!
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  • The home of the world famous painter Rubens is also a must for tourists. A visit to his home and garden gives an insight how there lived in Rubens ' time was by the rich people. Furthermore, there are of course also beautiful paintings on display.
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  • This museum seems to be geared towards the art enthusiast. For someone like myself, I found the museum to be too wordy and tedious. Maybe some interactive displays? However, I did go on the last Wednesday of the month when it's free. That, at least, was good.
  • Absolutely worth a visit. A lot of info regarding Rubens' life and social contacts. Great collection of works, mainly by other masters which were collected by Rubens. Very useful guide book available.
  • Another abode of one of Europe's great painters. Lot of paintings, not so much by Rubens. Also has a nice garden out the back.
  • It is a must-go-to of Antwerp. Prices are nice, and the venue is just a site to marvel at. Each piece of art is genuine and well composed into the museum as a whole.
  • Even though the house itself is not the one Rubens lived in it is still a very interesting look into the time. There's a clear route to follow with lots of interesting paintings by Rubens and contemporaries/friends/students.