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Horta Museum (Musee Horta), Brussels

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Tour a home that blends elegance and modern thinking at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), the former home and studio of Victor Horta, a famed Art Nouveau architect. The museum displays his creations, including furniture, utensils, and architectural plans, as well as documents related to the architect's life and work, giving you a sense of the human behind the designs. The museum's location in the center of town makes it accessible from multiple stops on public transportation or by foot. Book a guided tour by phone or email at least one week in advance. Private tours after closing can be arranged for an extra fee. For a self-guided tour, purchase your tickets at the reception desk when you arrive. Horta Museum (Musee Horta) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Brussels Edition.
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It's easy to find accommodations in Brussels for nearly any budget. Tourists generally gravitate to the area surrounding Grand-Place, the city's main square. Also consider staying near Stephanie Square Centre and Boulevard de Waterloo, which are both centrally located. As Europe's unofficial capital, the city boasts a wealth of high-end hotels for visiting diplomats, concentrated along glitzy Avenue Louise. Those looking for a low-budget option will find a host of hostels scattered around the Grand-Place and within walking distance to the city's main attractions.
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  • We went to see it and found builders and renovations so this is hardly a genuine review but advice if that's the purpose of this forum. Amazing looking building as many in the area are, l will return.  more »
  • It does not have very long hours to visit, took me 2 attempts. And get there at lease 45 minutes before they close. I got there at 5:10 and they didn't want to let me in even though they didn't close ...  more »
  • Although there is only limited signage, the recreation of the property back to Art-Deco past was wonderful. Putting everything even a wallet into a locker before entering was a bit disconcerting, and ...  more »
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  • It all goes together pretty neat, as if there's a pattern. And if you like architecture it might just be the place for you. If you're under 18, the ticket is 3£. Also, no photos, and the staff obviously like this idea so much that they make you put your mobile and other belongings in a safe until you finish the tour. (!!!) So don't forget you're not allowed to carry your phone. At all. The nicest travels, duderinos 🌿
  • The museum is little but good, thanks to Horta's creations and genius. The problem is the inexplicable prohibition to bring to take picture inside the museum (you must leave the telephone before the entrance). In my view, when you go somewhere (for example to a museum) you want to remember the beautiful things that you see, and the best way to do that is to take pictures.
  • The Horta Museum is a fascinating museum dedicated to Victor Horta, an Art Nouveau architect. The museum is actually his house and it's been laid out extremely well, so you feel like you've popped in whilst the family are out. It's quirky and one of the more unusual and interesting museums in Brussels. That being said, the museum is not without its flaws - the entry price of €10 is high given that the museum is small and can easily be done in 30 or 40 minutes; there are no cameras or smartphones allowed and guards watching you in every room so it's not overly welcoming or warm; and there is very little in terms of explanations or descriptions and the guide you get at the start offers little to explain the various rooms. All that being said, I'd still recommend a visit.
  • Wonderful house/museum, a must-see for anyone coming to Brussels. In my experience it's on of the most exquisite example of Art Nouveau in Europe. Loved it.
  • I didn't visit the whole house but the least I've seen to take pictures for my school work was just... astonishing. So far the prettiest architecture I've seen in real life, and I've seen things, trust me!