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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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  • With rubbens, lived in the House, rooms, furniture, etc., but both exhibits paintings, sculpture, recently acquired by the paintings exhibited. Also an art gallery. Clean garden without seeing and.
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  • It is a must to visit the Rubenshuis while your stay in Antwerp. The house of Rubens is well conserved and when you enter you feel like you need to be quiet and just enjoy all the beautiful paintings ...  read more »
  • Visit not to be missed. The Museum is wonderful, the works on display are among the most beautiful of Rubens; among them you can see those made after his stay in Italy, where he learned the techniques of Caravaggio to enhance the light and the dark. One flaw: the lack of an audioguide, common in many Belgian museums, it is rather limiting.
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  • 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.
  • Historical sighting in the city-centre. A tour through this house gives a good idea of how life must have been in those days. Take a guided headphone tour and enjoy All the different rooms with lots of art and artifacts.
  • Very nice place with such a friendly staff. Received free water for the dog without even asking for it. Good drinks and food too!
  • Currently parts are being renovated (outside) will be finished in 2017, but that doesn't detract from the beautiful paintings inside
  • The house of the great Rubens. A must place to visit if you're visiting Antwerp. A lot of history in between those walls
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